by Melina Neonaki
14 Sep, 2022
MINIMAL, MODERN & CONTEMPORARY DESIGN
In recent years there has been an increasing interest in architecture and interior design. Thousands images flood the internet every day with buildings and interior design proposals and the definitions "Minimal", "Modern" and "Contemporary" are often used.
- How well do we know what each definition is? -
The above terms sound very familiar now, but do we know what they really refer to? Why are their meanings often confused when they are completely different types of design?
In order to better understand these types of design, first, we will try to define each type and then, after pre-senting the reasons why they are confused, we will show how we can distinguish them.
- Why are their meanings confused? -
Very often the terms contemporary and modern are confused and this is due to the fact that the Modern style was temporally contemporary a few decades ago. Thus, anything modern is called modern by many. Although, a contemporary design can be modern, vintage, industrial and any other style.
Another misunderstanding that often occurs is the identification of minimal with modern style. This is because they share the following common elements.
> Τhe sense of open space, with large open floor plans so that the flow of the eye and movement within the space can be achieved unhindered.
> Α conspicuous absence of decorative elements, aiming at functionality without unnecessary details.
> Deliberate asymmetry.
> Large openings and unclear boundaries between the interior and exterior of the space.
- What are the elements that distinguish these decoration styles? -
- Ideal place for you -
Now that we are more familiar with the concepts of "Contemporary", "Modern" and "Minimal" design, we can recognize that in many cases a space can combine more than one decoration style. This is because each space is created according to the needs and aesthetics of the person using it. Each decoration style is simply a basis for you to be inspired and create the ideal space for you.