There are many types of interior designs that we follow nowadays. But did you know some of them were inspired by politicians? Yes! There are a few interior designs that were inspired by politicians or older royal families. Before we get into what kind of designs were inspired by politicians, let’s read a little bit about the evolution of interior design throughout the years.
Before this, areas like a workplace or someone’s home would be very simply designed. From techniques, designs, materials, all the way to the tools that could be used are very different than what is used now. Offices would consist of dismantleable cubicles and now, a lot of offices use glass walls. Cubicles are quite practical in terms of getting the privacy each employee needs but sometimes, the cubicles designed back then would be a little flimsy and would get easily broken. Sometimes, it’d just collapse. However, now we have sturdier ways to create a sense of privacy if needed. For instance, in Malaysia, they’d hire a Hufcor Glasswall Specialist to set up the best glass partition in KL. At times, they’d still prefer cubicles, that are sturdier, which are also provided by Hufcor.
In this 21st century, a lot of people prefer to keep it simple. Well, it depends on what you’re comfortable with but a majority of people play it safe and keep it simple. Not just simple and effortless, though. It’s the type of simple that is very satisfying to look at while being comfortable to be in. That is what most people are trying to achieve which is being simple yet clean, sleek and comfortable. So, speaking of sleek, a lot of beautiful designs are usually inspired by something or someone. Here are the interior designs inspired by the homes of politicians:
This particular politician actually began his career as a property developer. So, it’s no wonder that his home (in the image above) looks very beautiful. Michael Heseltine, a British politician, owns probably one of the smartest-looking homes I’ve ever seen. It looks modern, simple, yet very elegant and pleasing to the eyes in a lot of ways. Now, I’m not saying that he inspired the whole concept but a lot of people were inspired by how he designed his home. The one thing that I think is significant about modern houses is the colour grading as well. A lot of modern houses tend to keep it monotone or sort of in the same colour grade and use colours that complement each other instead of random colours.
Mid-century modern is a great collaboration of the beautiful design ideas in the 1900s with modern 21st-century interior designs. It gives off a very nostalgic yet aesthetically pleasing vibe the moment you look at it. As if it looks outdated but it’s all the rage. There are two politicians that inspired a lot of the mid-century modern interior designs. They are Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the US, and John Profumo, a former British politician. Their home interiors are very pleasing to look at. Calming too, depending on what style you like. SO, if you were planning on designing your home with a rather nostalgic design, check out mid-century modern designs.
As the name suggests, it is a design that looks a little rustic but is not entirely rustic. It’s a concept of having a lot of exposed metal as well as old wood. A good example of an industrial interior design is former politician, Jeffrey Archer’s flat. One significant trait of an industrial-type interior, from what I observed, is that almost everything has corners. What can be meant by that is that the designs look sharp with a hint of warehouse vibes. Most of the time, the exposed metal mentioned before would be a copper or silver colour. Nonetheless, industrial-style interior designs have been, and still remain, one of the favourite interior designs among the younger generation now.
Traditional-style interior designs are very common too nowadays. A lot of people find comfort and a feeling of nostalgia whenever they think of a traditional-style home. Traditional styles are usually accompanied by chandeliers, vintage chairs, patterned curtains and other things that are usually considered vintage. The reason why patterned curtains are considered vintage is that nowadays, people usually opt for plain curtains that compliment the colour scheme. One of the good examples of a traditional interior design can be seen in the picture above, the one and only, Barack Obama’s home. A lot of people decorating their homes take inspiration from politicians they favour and most of the time, that inspiration comes from the White House itself.
Now that we’ve seen a few interior designs that are inspired by politicians, which one is your favourite? No matter what it is, the interior design of your home should be catered to what you like and what makes you comfortable. Nonetheless, there’s nothing wrong with taking a little inspiration from people who, at times, are considered as role models.
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