3 Popular Interior Design Styles: Midcentury Modern and Beyond



Deciding on your design style is an important first step toward a remodel. It determines the materials, furniture, and even colors you select. On top of that, it’s a permanent choice. Here are three hot styles for you to consider.
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WHAT IS MIDCENTURY MODERN STYLE?

A popular look in the 1950s and 60s, mid-century modern has made a comeback with added elements that make it an enduring look that joins the established lineup of styles from which to choose. It is characterized by rich colors, clean lines, geometric design, and minimalism.
 
Mid-century modern design is not complete without a touch of glazed tile. Whether it is white subway tile or colorful 4 x 4 tile, the line and polished look of ceramic tile is part of the definition of mid-century modern.
 
Geometric shapes are foundational in mid-century modern design. Furniture is squared off and straight-lined minimalism reigns supreme.
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ART DECO DESIGN

Like mid-century modern design, art deco hails from a specific time: the American 1920s and 30s. It’s sleek, high-contrast, reliant on shiny metal accents, and luxurious—think Roaring Twenties and Gatsby. It’s sparing in design but has a flair for extravagance.

Black and gold were very popular accent colors and no design was complete without plenty of straight lines softened by luxurious, decorated fabrics and fringe.

Tile is a nice match for art deco design with its many straight lines and ability to create geometric shapes and patterns. Also like mid-century modern, art deco is making a comeback.
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INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Reserved for commercial spaces in the past, the residential designers have embraced industrial design, or elements of industrial design into interior style for several years. Exposed beams, bricks, ductwork, aged metallic and reclaimed wood are charming, and even homey in the right design.

Tile makes it easy to get the industrial look even if you don’t have an industrial space to work with. Brick look tile, metallic tile, and reclaimed wood look tile can convert walls, floors, and other surfaces to the industrial look effortlessly.
The wonderful thing about mid-century modern style, industrial design, or art deco style is that they have evolved from what they once were. Add your own personality to the mix to create a look that will stand the test of time.


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