Interior Styles

The word "style" (and its derivatives) today is so often glimpsed in all the women's magazines that only lazy people do not use it in your lexicon. We say "stylish" all that seems beautiful and fashionable. Including a home. Sometimes we do not even understand the exact meaning of the word, but intuitively feel the presence of style.

Meanwhile, it is fashionable - it's not always in style. But stylish - it's always fashionable. Because stylish - so harmoniously. Because the style - it is a certain commonality of expressive techniques and tools. And that's why everyone wants his house was stylish, that is consistent with the character, temperament, habits and way of life of one who lives in it.

So let's find out what are the styles of interior, and how to choose your style?

How to understand the variety of styles?

Artistic styles (and interior design - it's still art) formed under the influence of certain eras and cultures of peoples. Therefore, the name they were given appropriate.

Let's try to divide the styles of the interior into separate groups. If you take into account the history, any style can be attributed either to the current or to the historical. Given the geography, it would be logical to divide the styles on the west and east. If you paid to the way people live, there arises the division into urban (urban) and rural (rural) styles.

Yet traditionally accepted styles of interior division into three main groups:

  1. modern styles
  2. Historical styles
  3. ethnic (folk) styles.

What do they represent?

What is the modern style interior?

Nascent trends of modern style in the 19th century. Produced them active industrial development and technological progress.

Modern interior styles are designed to reflect the trends of the current era. Their philosophy - maximum home comfort and individuality. Their motto is - simplicity and functionality. At the heart of modern styles is chiaroscuro of colors, materials and details, as well as elements of the general union of aesthetics and mood. The main directions of contemporary styles:

 bedroom interior in classic style

  • Art Nouveau (Art Nouveau)
  • Art Deco
  • loft
  • Vintage
  • Biodome
  • minimalism
  • kitsch
  • high tech
  • eclecticism

What is the historical styles?

Areas of historical styles Interior down into specific era. These trends have been reflected in the architecture and interior decoration of buildings, typical of a certain historical time. In today's interior design trends emerge as historical methods of architectural styling of certain laws and artistic trends, the names of which formed the basis of the names of historical styles of the interior:

 English style in interior

  • Byzantine
  • Empire
  • antiquity
  • Rococo
  • Biedermeier
  • classicism
  • Baroque
  • Romanesque
  • Gothic
  • Renaissance

What etnostili?

Ethnic style interior is based on the national characteristics of construction and design of the home. These features are dependent on the general way of life, cultural traditions, the organization of life of residents in each country. His influence on the formation of ethnic styles and have the geographical location of countries, and the landscape and the climate. So that particular etnostiley influenced by nature, forming interior preferences of different people. The main ethnic styles:

 Ethnic style interior

  • English
  • Moroccan
  • Indian
  • African
  • Victorian
  • Dutch
  • colonial
  • Egyptian
  • Mediterranean
  • Country
  • chalet
  • Scandinavian
  • French
  • Japanese

Examples of stylistic solutions

Features of realization of ethnic styles of the interior can be seen in English. Its main symptoms - elegance, comfort, combining antiques with innovative ideas. The main design elements in this style - natural fabrics, comfortable sofas and armchairs and numerous accessories in the form of antiques, candles, lamps and books.

Strict office with walls made of walnut wood, solid and massive library table covered with green cloth - that's a great example of what it looks like the English style in the interior.

But it should look like the interior of a bedroom in a classic style. Bright and spacious room. Four-poster bed and other furniture made of solid wood and carved, gilt and mother of pearl. The walls and ceiling - stucco and crystal chandelier. The windows - draped curtains with tassels. Artistic parquet floor. In the rooms there are many mirrors that visually expand the space. The color scheme of the interior bedroom in classical style - a creamy, warm brown and pale yellow hues.

The overall impression of the room - the Queen's bedroom. The main task of the design - not to make the room likeness of a historical museum or antique shop.

How to choose your style?

The result of the selection should depend on your attitude and, of course, financial opportunities.

People rich and thorough approach classical style, which is considered the standard of elegance and splendor. They can also opt for classicism, which involves serious financial costs.

Fans of lush and grand suites, most likely design the interior of the baroque or empire.

Bold, expressive and energetic personalities will fall like the interiors in the style of pop art and eclectic.

For the refined natures perfect style, characterized by sophistication. It is Gothic, Rococo, Provence (French style).

Traditionalists calm and stability will feel comfortable in the house, decorated according to the laws of conservatism or Japanese style.

Country style - for lovers of rustic coziness, people who value practicality and convenience. This style is good for the house, which runs quiet and measured life.

Ordinary person can appreciate the style of kitsch and etnostili: Africa and the Mediterranean, which are distinguished by exotic. But the main idea of ​​kitsch - and shocking rejection of tradition.

Minimalism is perfect for radicals. It is preferred to space and light, not the furniture and things.

Modern - style individualists. The house in this style is able to more fully reflect all of the intellectual and artistic preferences of the owner.

People prefer tough and uncompromising all other styles brutalism, characterized by sharp shapes and rough texture. It involves nudity feelings and emotions.

For lovers of simplicity and naturalness oriented Scandinavian and Chinese styles. The interior made in these styles, dominated by natural materials and natural colors, and the décor is practically absent.

Fans of technological advances like the styles of techno and high-tech. These ultra-modern styles popular in the big cities and metropolitan areas.

In short, there are no such people for whom there would be no easy solutions and stylistic characteristic design of the home. Especially in the modern interior design made mixing and combining styles.

Mixing styles - is it by the rules?

Even as according to the rules! Those more if the house does not live one man, but at least two. All people are unique, and tastes, as we know, do not argue. Therefore, modern interiors of houses (usually) are rarely sustained in any one style. For the business person one solution suitable for children and adolescents - both for young people - the third, but for an elderly person or a housewife - is quite different.

But dwelling person can combine different interior styles. Just imagine: interior of a bedroom in a classic style, and here you are - the Queen, the English cabinet, and you have - a businesswoman, country kitchen, and on it you - hospitable housewife! Miracles, and only!

And in a design project is permissible to combine different styles. The peculiar stylistic mix will make the design interesting and unique.

Interior style is not static

They develop, amend and supplement. Each new project is created not only by the specified pattern. It takes into account housing and planning, and the individual characteristics of residents and fashion trends.

So no matter what is the your home - Large apartment, country cottage, or close Khrushchev. Anyone can transform the interior and make stylish. It is important that the house was cozy, comfortable and loved. House with a capital letter!

 Interior styles for every taste and budget

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