Interior Design Styles
PICK AN INTERIOR STYLE THAT MOVES YOUR AUDIENCE
# 1 - URBAN MODERN
Urban modern is today’s expression of the classic mid-century modern of the 1950s. Spend any time in the metaverse, and you’ll see that it is the predominant style of choice, not only because it’s stylish and trending in the real world, but because the clean, sleek lines of urban modern are easy to reproduce in a virtual environment.
#2 - INDUSTRIAL
Industrial interiors pair well with the exteriors of brutalism, although this interior style is not a modern interpretation of German Bauhaus designs, which had finished interiors. Instead, industrial has a more modern origin, drawing from the artist’s work/live spaces and nightclubs of the metropolitan 1970s, 80s, and 90s. Exposed ductwork and beams, bare cement, and skylights are the focal points providing a casual atmosphere.
#3 - MINIMALIST
Minimalist interiors are a contemporary variation of modern interiors and exteriors. This style features monochromatic palettes and uncluttered spaces. However, unlike urban modern, minimalist designs are a political and lifestyle statement. At the heart of minimalism is the message of sustainability, frugality, and simplicity.
#4 - SCANDINAVIAN
Scandinavian is a variation of minimalism. Less stark, this style blends textures and pastel colors to create a warm and inviting environment. It’s minimalist but has books, coffee mugs, furry blankets, and fireplaces or candles. It embodies hygge—the nordic concept of living in cozy warmth, friendship, and pleasure functionally and simply.
# 5 - RUSTIC
Rustic highlights rugged, natural beauty and is a broad category. In reaction to contemporary and modern designs, rustic interiors represent traditional values and occupations. This style celebrates agrarian lifestyles with natural wood, distressed furniture, draped multi-colored fabrics, and casual designs. Top sub-categories of rustic include the coastal style, which incorporates driftwood, rope, shells, and reflective lighting; French country, which combines elements from French farmhouses, such as hand-painted furniture, patterned fabrics, and muted colors; and boho or shabby chic, which is an upcycled style.
# 6 - HOLLYWOOD
The Hollywood style stems from the Golden Age of film. From the 1920s to the 1950s, the big four studios produced movie after movie with their contract starlets and studio players. Designers created sets that showcased talent and looked great on film. Of course, this style was the must-have for home decor for those who could afford it. The Hollywood Regency style incorporates luxurious fabrics, lacquer, mirrors, metallics, and glass to create an opulent, glamorous effect. It’s over-the-top but not serious about it. Too much is just enough for Hollywood designs.
# 7 - JAPANESE
Japanese interior design is all about harmony with nature. Balance is the objective. However, to the Western eye, Japanese decor does appear to be more masculine than feminine. From a historical perspective, this echoes the social hierarchy in feudal Japan. Nonetheless, the elements are elegant and minimal. The palette relies heavily on black, white, and earth tones with bright pops of red. Manicured greenery is used, and outdoor elements are brought inside.
# 8 - SPACE SHIP
A spaceship design’s only limit is your imagination. Although rarely employed in the real world, sci-fi designs are popular in the metaverse. This design style draws from film and TV. Instrument panels, automated doors, lots of metal, hydroponic gardens, panoramic views of passing galaxies, and a starry sky are must-haves for creating a spaceship world. Want a Fifth Element world? Maybe a mars mission? Let Sliice build it for you.