European interior design can reflect a multitude of styles. Ultimately when designing a home in a European style it depends where exactly in Europe we are talking about. European design can range from Mediterranean to modern.
Recently, there has been much more of a modern European influence in the United States. Why has European design become so modern? One reason Europeans use modernism is due to the fact space comes at a premium in European cities. The cost of living is high which in turn means most Europeans have less space to work with. Modern design influences the idea of minimalism which also allows the room to feel bigger. Scandinavian countries focus on designing homes that are light, airy and utilize form and function. This means using furniture and cabinetry with clean lines, reflective properties and keeping accessories to a minimum. European style cabinetry and tile has continued to make its way into the United States. While tile has almost always been imported from overseas, designers are seeing more of a modern trend in materials imported from overseas. This means neutral colors ranging from white to black, including grey.
We will begin to see more modern European styles in Southwest Florida in the future as the United States becomes more diverse. If you are looking to modernize your home and want clean lines and a European influenced style, we would love to help you transform your home.