A casual and relaxing interior design is the best kind, but it must also retain a sense of stylishness as well. Most homeowners focus on only one side of this concept, but today we’ll be sharing some tips on how you can be casual yet chic with your interior designs at the same time! Let’s take a look:
1. Comfortable furniture
Furniture makes up more than forty percent of the visual inference in your designs. However, the trick lies in picking furniture pieces that are soft and comfortable, but look trendy as well. The classic L-shaped sectional sofa in this living room is a great example on how you can do so. The powder blue upholstery is very stylish and pairs well with the comfy throw and cushions to create a relaxing ambiance.
2. Think small but smart
‘Small but smart’ is an excellent mantra to go by when you’re emulating a casual chic vibe in your homes. The idea is to make a friendly yet stylish ambiance, so there’s no need for overdesigning. In fact, the tiny island/bar with the built-in oven come dining table in this image is a great example of how you can blend these two concepts in an innovative way!
3. Understated and sophisticated
When you want your interior designs to be casual and chic at the same time, you need to be especially aware of the color scheme you apply. Too many bold colors and textures can appear overwhelming, so it’s best to stick with pastels and neutrals. Haydn Studio designed this home with the best blend of these two palettes, and is an excellent guide for all homeowners struggling with this concept!
4. Naturals and moderns
A combination of rustic naturals and sleek modern furnishings is exactly what you need to articulate the casual chic theme. The rustic parts can complement the homely and ‘casual’ aspect of your theme, while the modern parts can translate the ‘chic’ part of the concept.
5. Avoiding too much embellishment
When you’re emulating a casual chic vibe in your home interiors, it’s best to go with an understated and elegant concept. There’s no need for overdesigning and anything extra that can hinder the sophistication of your spaces. So, it’s best to avoid major embellishment, and just stick to the basic color/material palette to get the job done.
6. Dual-utilization of spaces
A cozy and chic aura can be effused within the space when you make it dual-purpose. Since ‘functionality’ is the core of such a concept, you cannot visually clutter such rooms. The closet cum study room designed by Haydn Studio in this image is a great example. Although the design features nothing but the basics, the overall outlook is very casual and comfortable.
7. Minimalism and good lighting
A little bit of sunshine and minimalism is all you need to complement your casual chic interiors. However, you have to be especially careful with your window treatments. Stick to modern blinds and sheer curtains. Similarly, being minimal with the surroundings is going to add to the elegance of your space.
8. Casual accessorizing
Accessorizing is an important part of interior designing, but you need to be very specific when working on a casual chic theme. You cannot opt for anything too statement worthy. Instead, choose the things that are a part of your everyday life – such as coat hangers, bean bags, plants, vases, and even a tray full of drinking mugs.