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  • Writer's pictureSarah Zohar

Culturally Designing.

Interior design is a direct reflection of culture, history, climate, and lifestyle, making it an inherently diverse and ever-evolving art form. How you may ask? From the sleek minimalism of Scandinavian designs to the ornate extravagance of French Baroque designs found in Paris, the choice of interior design style can vary significantly based on geographical location. In this blog post, we're going to delve into the factors that contribute to the uniqueness of interior design styles across different locations around the world.

One of the major factors that shape interior design styles is culture.

Different regions have distinct cultural identities, and these identities influence the aesthetics, materials, and design principles used in interior design. For example, the vibrant colors and intricate patterns of Moroccan design reflect the rich cultural heritage of the region, while the simple and functional designs of Japanese interiors showcase the influence of Zen philosophy.

Climate and environment also play a pivotal role in determining interior design styles. Home designs in tropical regions often prioritize open spaces, natural ventilation, as well as lightweight materials to combat humidity and heat. In contrast, colder regions may focus on incorporating cozy elements such as warm colors, plush textures, and fireplaces into their designs.

We can't forget the foundation and possibly the most notable differences to the untrained (interior design) eye, different architectural styles and historical significance, For example, the grandeur and opulence of Victorian design in British homes reflect the era's social aspirations. Similarly, the elegance and symmetry of Neoclassical design often found in historical buildings in Greece pays homage to the country's ancient heritage, the classic arched hallways in Mediterranean & Spanish architecture... The list goes on!


A great design style varies per location due to a combination of cultural, climatic, and historical, factors. (and of course, preference.) Exploring these diverse styles provides an opportunity to appreciate the rich tapestry of design philosophy and different aesthetics worldwide. By understanding the influences behind these variations, we gain a deeper appreciation for the dynamic and ever-evolving nature of interior design. Whether you prefer the bold, vibrant and colorful interiors of Latin America or the sleek and minimalist designs of Nordic countries, there is a world of inspiration waiting to be discovered across the globe.

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