A theme will be a consistent idea that is utilized throughout the room to develop a feel of completeness. Styles should not be confused with designing concepts, or higher-level parties, that include a fuller understanding of architectural context, or the socio-cultural and programmatic needs of a client. The themes oftentimes follow styles of a certain period. Instances include: Art Deco, Gothic, Indian Mughal, Minimalist, English Georgian, Mid-Century Modern, Feng Shui, International, Victorian, Islamic, Louis XV, Louis XVI and a lot more.
This period saw the introduction of many pieces of furniture that exist in modern homes today – the console table, fauteuils (open armed chairs) and the chaise longue. Today’s love of exuberant wallpapers of Indian and Chinese design were just as up-to-the-minute back then -though commodes were also the height of fashion.
The classical arch became popular again, panel mouldings were simplified and walls were plain plaster or simply painted in neutral colours, such as grey. Symmetry found its place again and decorative devices came from classical figures, swags, garlands, laurel wreaths and urns. Flamboyance could still be seen in the beds where ostrich feathers adorned many a corona and the fabric of choice was the eye-boggling Toile de Jouy. (Take care when examining these fabrics as they often showed the events of the day in all their gory glory including the guillotining of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.)
Different available styles of decorating – There is the traditional style that brings on all the old styles of decorating to make you feel like you are living in the past. Then there is the very casual style that makes your home very welcoming and cozy. Many people prefer this style for their homes. The style that you choose depends on the kind of ambiance that you are looking for in your home. There is also the formal and the informal look of styles for decorating your rooms. People take in the interior design style according to their preference and also according to the ways in which the room is used.
Space – Space considerations are on of the more advanced concepts. From Feng Shui to traditional British style, space is something to pay attention to. Does your room feel open and free or cluttered and narrow? There is no real right or wrong when it comes to use of space, but consider having less furniture in a small room to give it a larger appearance and having more furniture in a large room to keep it from appearing open and barren are effective design concepts.