Interior Design Styles: Your Ultimate Guide

There are numerous interior design styles to choose from. Selecting only one of them is overwhelming. But you have to select one interior style to give your room or office a quick makeover that everyone goes gaga over.

But how will you know what interior design styles are currently popular and how to know if they suit your persona? Well, I have got you covered. Here are some of the most popular interior design styles that you will surely fall in love with. Keep digging!

The Minimalist interior design

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For a person who likes minimal things, this design is perfect. It is not overly uninviting or cold or loud or overly accessorized. It is in between and has neutral colors and clean lines.

It has three types of designs:

Contemporary: minimal design with a dash of colors, patterns and organic shapes or two.

Scandinavian: it will have a little feel of contemporary design, but will have a little bit more. It can have more layer, brighter colors, nature but the whites from the contemporary design will be there.

Transitional: It is the most popular interior design in the current age. It is a mixture of traditional and contemporary design.

 

The casual interior design

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For people who are laid back in their style and personality, this interior design style is perfect. With this design, you aim to make a comfortable home, which has neutral colors, durable materials, and simple patterns. All this is influenced either by sea or farm, making your home a cozy place. It has three profiles:

Coastal: For people who live near water or love the ocean, this style is perfect. According to this style, the house will have lots of blue and green furniture with cool, crispy, and comfy air.

Farmhouse: A rustic and antique look with galvanized metals and a country feel for comfortable family time. A vintage rug is a must for this style design.

Shabby chic: This design is perfect for the individual who wants a romantic, feminine space with vintage and antique feel. Soft colors, floral patterns, coffee table, floral watercolor, and so on.

 

The modernist interior design

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This modern design is retro style with angular lines combined with bold graphic art, curvilinear shapes and geometric patterns. It will give you the feel of early to mid-1990s.

Two most popular modern interior design styles are:

Art Deco: It is for people who love streamlined modern design with Gatsby style. Metalwork and vibrant color on a neutral background are essential elements for this design.

Mid-Modern century: It is modern yet old style of interior designing. It has clean lights, bright colors, atomic inspired patterns, and geometric patterns. It is a casual space which is party-ready at any given time.

 

The traditionalist interior style

 

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This design style is for old souls who feel comfortable with neutral and warm tones, rich woods and ornate designs. It will make your home traditional and polished.

English country style: It is a blend of all English style but more livable, think the cottage of Kate Winslet in the holiday movie. A must for this style is to have Old and traditional English furniture.

French: You love French style, and you are more into airy, ornate, luxe, and curvaceous.

 

The Globalist interior style

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For the person who has traveled the world and has a huge collection to show, this style is perfect. You can give your home a cultural feel specific to any one culture.

Moroccan, Zen, and Tropical are some of the most popular Globalist styles, but you can go with any culture.

Once you choose the style that you love, make sure you know about all the essential elements of the said style to nail it completely.

 

Summer-Spring Interior Design Collection 2019

As a connoisseur, we believe there are plentiful of ideas to enhance the beauty of a space. A number of subcultures from the different era have successfully transitioned homes, cafes and office into a healthier and aesthetic environment. So here is a comprehensive list for all the interior design which are big this year.

  1. Memphis Design

The Memphis movement is continuously growing on with significant changes in graphic shapes and primary colours. With the use of Vladimir Kagen-esque tub chairs and curved sofas instead of straight, rigid furniture: Homes have never looked this stunning.

 

  1. Mid-century Texture

The versatile pick for any home design, key ingredients consist of tapered table legs and sleek lines. Mid-century texture believes in designing timeless interior using minimalist tones of colour to let the shapes speak for themselves.

  1. Biophilia

For the lovers of nature, biophilia emphasis on Human-Nature relationship with the use of more wood texture, stone, daylight and plant life. In this technology-driven society, this interior is designed so that you can have a sigh of relief in woods.

  1. Mustard

We see a tremendous shift of colour this season and mustard tops the list by adding a rejuvenating burst of colours to our living spaces. It’s an eternal shade that works exquisitely with indigo blue, millennial pink and teal hues.

  1. Minimalist Art

Like grey, people are getting bored with maximalist and sterile spaces. Scandinavian design and clean edges are making their way into interior design with organic shapes and bold colours. Minimalist emphasis on putting what you relate to and hanging that in your living room.

  1. Brass decor

People have been obsessed over brass for a very long time. The rich brass accents are making their way in spring with their eccentric vibe to even the simplest of spaces. Brass is promisingly hot metal and a subtle alternative to polished nickel and chrome styling.

  1. The Bohemian Vibe

The bohemian vibe is back this spring with a modern twist that relies on patterned fabrics and layers. The bohemian vibes present the best of both worlds, i.e. vintage and modern touch. It has curved furnishing along with bit cleaner and brighter shades that make the whole interior with alluring.

Someone who likes to play with fabric, colour and textile, these trends are viable options to choose from. Rather than placing all of favourite accessories and furniture, It is essential to first plan the layout of space.

Someone who likes to play with fabric, colour and textile,these trends are a viable options to choose from. Rather than placing all of favourite accessories and furniture, It is essential to first plan the layout of space.

Mistakes That Need To Be Avoided By Every Interior Designer

Let’s admit we are all humans and sometimes we all make mistakes. As professionals, interior designers have a magnanimous responsibility of giving specific ambience to a given area. Such projects need myriad of skills that vary from simple math to deep knowledge of colors, shape, architecture, vastu, lighting effects, and a few others. Experienced designers seldom make mistakes but beginners and inspiring designers need to keep a close tap on several aspects. If you too come from the beginners segment of this profession, you may want to take note of following points:

Furniture and Space Mismatch: It is tempting to fit in large pieces of furnitures in a room especially when your client is keen on making a statement. However, as a professional, it is your responsibility to see that the size of furniture is in sync with the shape and size of room. If the clients wants to bring-in a large couch that just doesn’t go with rooms dimensions, find some better alternative rather than just giving into their request.

Lighting: It is one of the most crucial elements and every interior designer should know how to make best use of it. The thumb rule dictates, always design the interiors to allow maximum natural light and air unless it is a Igloo or a fort being built in middle of desert. Bad lighting can not only ruin a room but also your work profile and client’s confidence in you. Take care of small things like not keeping the overhead lighting as only source of illumination. Make sure to leave some other layers of lighting on.

Being Too Trendy: It is natural for a client to want to follow trends but a good professional will always know what is good and what is bad for a given place. Also, following too many trends wouldn’t let the room acquire a specific mood. The final result will be a jack of all trends but reflection of none. Sit with the client and ask them what they really love and how they visualize a given place. Explain him or her the significance of individuality and uniqueness and why you cannot inculcate too many concepts in one go. Make sure they  understand that interiors cannot be rectified at the frequency of changing trends.

The Color Tirade: It is good to follow a color theme but there is no need to match every small and big element with it. Keep the larger parts as per the theme but try to use complementary colors with smaller parts, floor, terrace, and other things that are close to the biggest pieces. Keep your mind open to striking color combinations and using dark colors in small pockets. Be experimental but make sure you do not go overboard with any single shade especially in living rooms and bedrooms.

Final Word

These are just a few advisory points which might prove helpful to you in a long run. Although, perfection comes only with experience and the later is a combination of mistakes and scoring points. But make sure you don’t make mistakes on peril of client’s money and your career.

How to Choose The Best Interior Design Course

There is a distinct charm about adding beauty to a space, be it from scratch or giving it a new makeover.  For those, to whom creativity and eye for space aesthetics come naturally interior designing is one of the career options to choose. As easy as it may seem, we know the struggle is real when it comes to choose the best Interior Design Course. So here are some quick tips to help you grab the best.

Reputation and Popularity

Remember all colleges offering courses in Interior designing will put across a rosy image in front of you. Thus, it is advisable to run your own background checks and look into their infrastructure. You could do that by getting in touch with the old students. Check their placement records and use technology to your advantage to research candid reviews about the course.

Curriculum  

The job that you want with the company of dreams and the package of your choice is only possible if you have the armour of quality education.  It is thus suggested that you brace yourself to thoroughly run through the course curriculum. Take the help of students from interior designing and experts from the field to understand whether the course structure is in alignment with the current and future trends in the industry. A strong foundation of quality knowledge can build you an empire of a successful career.

Exposure

When it comes to a creative field like interior designing, there has to be a fine balance between theoretical knowledge and practical application. Does the course give you ample opportunities to display your creative mind? Does it give you platforms like projects, internships and exhibitions to present your work to the public eye? Does the course give you the chance to meet experts in the field or take you to office spaces to give you a real feel of being a part of the industry?

Help and Support

As a student of this course you will come across many a time a block in your ideas. Or, you may need a genuine feedback of your work. Thus, the need to find out how supportive are the faculty members and senior students in helping overcome any obstacles and offering constructive criticism where needed. Do they have mentorship programs? Or how often can the students reach out to their faculty for assistance?

Budget

Joining a course means shelling out considerable financial resources. Thus, it is important to make a comparison of the fee structure of all the courses that you have shortlisted. Do look into the scholarship programs and financial schemes that they offer to students. Inquire if the fee includes accommodation, books, other resource material etc.

Lastly, you can also use social media platforms to gather information about the courses. You are starting on a crucial journey of your life and thus it is important to take out time to thoroughly research before zeroing down one choice.

Got a degree in Interior Design? What’s next?

With easy access to products and information, interior designing is not just interior designing today. Over the years, how we decorate a space has changed completely.

On the path to becoming an interior designer, you are sure to come across many people who stepped out of the norm and chose a field that is a tad bit different from typical interior designing. Let’s explore few such options that you can choose from after you complete your degree.

-Interior and Spatial Designing: Combining architectural knowledge, creative design skills, and project management, this job role involve designing or renovating commercial, leisure, and domestic spaces.

-Visual Merchandiser: This profile is all about developing and delivering eye-catching visual concepts and strategies on displays, that promote retail brands, products, and services in-store, for online portals, stores, and catalogues.

-Furniture/Product Designer: Along with creative designing, one needs marketing, finance, sales and commercial skills, and business awareness to excel in this role. Knowing market demands and then improving the design and usability of an item is one of the main requirements of this profile.

-Exhibition Designer: If you have strong team-work skills, can work in strict deadlines, and enjoy working in collaboration then this profile is for you. You can get to work for commercial & cultural exhibitions, showcase events, conferences, trade shows, etc.

-Production Designer (theatre/film/television): A flair for visual arts can help you succeed in this role. As a Production Designer you can work in theatre, film and television, and will be responsible for designing and styling sets, locations, graphics, props, among others.

-Retail Buyer: Planning and selecting products to sell in retail outlets is one of the job responsibilities for a Retail Buyer. This role also requires commercial awareness and excellent analytical skills.

The list does not end here and there is still lots more to explore. You can also gain some experience and then pursue a masters in your field of interest for a better and rewarding career.

A Visit By INIFD CEO Mr. Anil Khosla

A Visit By INIFD CEO Mr. Anil KhoslaWe welcomed Mr. Anil Khosla, the visionary CEO of INIFD, to our Jaipur campus recently. The objective behind his visit was multi-pronged. Firstly, to launch our new prospectus titled ‘Level Next for Gen next’. Secondly, to make the announcement that 10 INIFDians will get an opportunity to showcase their designs in ‘London Fashion Week 2017’, being organised in September.

A Visit By INIFD CEO Mr. Anil Khosla

Inspired by the rapid & global growth of INIFD, the students dressed up in designs based on cultures of the 11 countries in which INIFD has reached.

Mr. Khosla also took the time to hold a Q&A session with the eager students. He imparted knowledge upon how a designer can have an international reach through the platform which INIFD provides.

A Visit By INIFD CEO Mr. Anil KhoslaApart from London, Chicago, Indonesia, INIFD has established branches in 8 more countries, taken its place among the fastest growing design institutions of the world. Thus making every INIFDian’s chest swell up with pride.

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Amazing Chief Mentors Of INIFD

A mentor makes students see and achieve their respective dreams. INIFD has the best design mentors a young confused mentee could possibly ask for. Here is a look at our Chief Mentors for Fashion & Interior Designing.

Twinkle Khanna (Chief Mentor, Interior Design, INIFD)

Twinkle Khanna Chief Mentor Interior Design INIFDAlthough the name Twinkle Khanna is synonymous with acting, Ms. Khanna quit the acting profession after her marriage with actor Akshay Kumar. She ventured into other creative professions like interior designing & op-ed writing for a number of reknowned editorials. Both the ventures proved to be very fruitful.
She has since written two acclaimed books – ‘Mrs Funnybones’ & ‘The Legends of Lakshmi Prasad’.

As co-owner of the award winning home-decor brand ‘The White Widow’, she has been continously working on creating stunning interior apparel. She has designed homes of many bollywood stars like Salman Khan, Rani Mukherjee etc. Known for her use of texture & hand-crafted furniture, Ms. Khanna recently won the acclaimed Elle Decor International Design Award (EDIDA).

Ashley Rebello (Chief Mentor, Fashion Design, INIFD)

Ashley Rebello Chief Mentor Fashion Design INIFDAshley Rebello is a legendary fashion designer who has designed costumes for more than 40 bollywood films. Students of INIFD are often given an opportunity to work with Mr. Rebello on film sets. Some of his famous most works include: Kick, Ek Tha Tiger, Big Boss, Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na, Josh among others.
Not just films, Ashley also designs beautiful & exclusive gowns for international pageants. His belief in fashion as quoted on his website states “’Clothes make the man’ said Mark Twain. And Ashley Rebello believes he was ever so right. From ramp shows to divas of the Hindi film industry, from stunning brides to hot models in photo shoots, Ashley has dressed them all. Clothes according to Ashley are not just something you wear to cover your skin; clothes have to be your skin… you have to be one with that outfit… almost as if you were born for it.’”

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Why Not Design….The Creative Path

Art and creative spark that you considered so much fun can actually pay and get you your dream lifestyle. Being creative and seeing thing differently is a gift. Fun, fast- paced and lucrative, the design industry is a phenomenon in itself. Thinking about a career in design…Excellent! Becoz every organisation in the world needs you. Creating, generating and enforcing new ideas have become.

Opting For an Interior DesignThe design industry in India is aiming for the skies. Moving ahead at a firm pace, the industry is contributing significantly in technology, business, communication, media and entertainment to name a few. The innate talent of its youth is the force that makes India appealing to the global industry. Every reputed design firm and company in the world is here tapping the local talent for its creative spark and eye for detail. The entry of global players in the Indian market has enabled the firms and individual to earn high salaries and benefits.

If you have the creative spark, keen sense of details, essential mix of practical skills and a talent for using colour, shapes, space and forms, nothing can stop you ruling the design industry. The world of art and design is vast and your career can span many different specialist areas like fashion, graphic, interior, photography, fine arts, jewellery, textile, and accessory designing as per your preference.

Choose a Career In Fashion DesigningAmong all the fields of designing, Fashion and Interiors are the most popular among the youth. The multi million dollar enterprise of fashion and interiors offers varied exciting opportunities to the creative in you . The glitz, the glamour…. from runaway to the plush interiors, Fashion and Interiors not only satisfies your creative spark but give u a glittering future.

  • The Roadmap
    First understand the kind of role there are and decide what kind of designer you want to be
    Fashion
    Interior
    Graphic
    Animation and VFX
    Textile
    Jewellery
  • Skill sets
    Creative mind
    New idea generation and execution
    Team work
    A sense of scale and eye for detail
    Problem solving skill
    Computer know how
    Project management
    Excellent communication skill

The Training Ground

Creative spark and eye for detail is god gift and need to be enhanced with the help of more practical skill sets. India offers you many such training grounds in form of reputed institutes like NIFT, NID, NIFD, INIFD to name a few that provide you with degrees and courses to equip your creative spark. These specialised courses help you to turn your designing career into an absolute masterpiece.

Interior Design: Future with Style

Spaces, walls, rearranging and creating something new and beautiful excite you than interior designing is your calling. In today’s world, your calling will herald a very very bright future for you!

Opting For an Interior DesignAs the world is progressing more and more people are moving to cities. As the number of city dwellers are increasing correspondingly the space is shrinking. There is a dearth need of good and talented interior designers to provide quality living and working spaces. With the increasing purchasing power and the new mindset of younger generation, the demand for efficient and aesthetic living spaces is on the rise. The role and demand of interior designer is increasing day by day. But there is a huge gap between demand and supply.

The interior designing industry is growing at a very rapid pace and is throwing many lucrative opportunities for the talented. It is a rewarding career and the average pay for an entry level designer is around 4 lakh and an experienced and reputed designer can earn up to 30 lakh & more. With the entrance of many international players into the retail, construction and housing market, the young and talented interior designers can secure jobs with international firms.

The Scope

Interior DesignBeing an interior designer is fun and creative. This design discipline can be satisfyingly rewarding as it gives you numerous avenues to explore:

  • Designing homes
    Apartments, studios, penthouses, houses – you will design the living spaces. It could be an original solution for a brand new building or rearranging a old system.
  • Designing work space
    Offices, factories, and all the places where people work. This could be a bit challenging as you will be required to be creative and functional at the same time.
  • Commercial Designs
    Retail stores, malls, shopping arcades…, you will be required to design the business space.
  • Designing Hospitality Centres
    Hotels, restaurants, bars, cafes and clubs – your skills and creativity are required everywhere.
  • Educational Spaces
    Kindergartens, schools, universities the scope for your work is immense
  • Landscaping design
    All you need is the creative spark, excellent communication skills, innovation, and a passion to transform simple area into beautiful functional spaces. A keen sense of fashion, understanding of cultural preferences, and good management skills will make you stand in the crowd.

The Stepping Stone

Unlike other design disciplines, interior designing is not only about designing concepts. Interior Design skills like technical drawing, space design, latest interior design tools, great communication and interpersonal skills are prerequisite for being a successful designers. A professional course helps you to develop and further polish these traits to your maximum advantage.

Numerous reputed institutions all over India are offering study programs in interior designing. The basic qualification to get into most of these programs is a 10+2. With professional qualification comes the assurance of a good job.  And with adequate experience, you can start your own interior decoration business.
In these times when the interior designing field is growing leaps and bounds, if you are an interior design aspirant, your future is bright!

Few Things You Must Know Before Opting For an Interior Design Degree in India

Best way to excel in your career is to convert your passion into your work. Many professional courses that facilitate this transition of your artistic creativity are right here in Jaipur and you can pursue them with proper guidance from teachers, mentors and professionals. It is the urge to create something that troubles the creative mind and if that urge is channeled properly marvelous creations come out. Interior design degree in India is one such example, where students enter after school and through a conduit of proper knowledge and practical skills – find themselves making a great career out of it.

Opting For an Interior DesignBut since the admission season is round the corner and you are looking for best interior designing courses in Jaipur, India – we will help you with all the details. As your school life ends with bittersweet memories of leaving the fun and going ahead to college in pursuit of making something outfit it. Following your own interests and dreams give you a higher chance of success.

Where to study?

Yes, you must survey the specialised institutes and rate them according to the facilities, faculties, course structure etc. To find out the top interior design degree college, talk to the alumni and research on social media as well. Once you have made a list of good colleges to apply, it is helpful to learn about their admission criteria and prepare yourself for the tests or cut-off requirements.

Campus Placements

Interior Design Degree in IndiaAnother indicator and a thing that denotes the success of pursuing an interior designing course is the campus placements. Most successful campus placements mean that the education as well as practical knowledge provided by this institute is top-notch. Students gain so much during their course years that working in the field feels like a breeze as they are already trained for it.

India needs you

The demand and supply in the labour market indicates that India needs more interior decorators in the coming years. If only you are ready with the skill set there is a chance you can work in India as well as abroad designing houses and making your mark in lavish homes and offices.

You can be rich

Work wise you will not only be satisfied creatively but also in monetary terms. You can be rich while pursuing something that was your childhood dream and does not look like work as you enjoy doing every minute of it. Since, in school we are studying about different subject a specialised interior designing course in Jaipur can polish your skills and make you aware about the craft with deep knowledge.

Specialisations

If you want to learn more about global interior design or just want to specialise in a particular style, there are a lot of specialisations you can study and become a master. This way you will carve out a niche for yourself and your value will increase with time.

If you have any queries you can write to us and we will guide you with the right counselling for your interior designing aspirations and clear your doubts.