If you are not indifferent to the elegant and comfortable interiors at the same time, where the basis set of dark wooden furniture, fine mahogany, walnut or oak – to find harmony with the warm tones of the walls and textiles. Where on the floors in the living room and bedroom, confidently settled solid carpet that gives a sense of dignity and prosperity. Where are the rich fabrics with intricate patterns and luxurious textures – velvet, damask, tapestry and leather. Where you want to sit in a comfortable chair with a big back, near the fireplace. Where the fireplace is faced with a carved decoration of wood, limestone or marble.
Maybe you’re a fan of traditional English style.
But I do not advise a hurry to make repairs in this style if you:
Do not like the interior, rich in color, with an active multi-colored textiles;
Prefer bright and airy interiors;
Do you consider superfluous decorative friezes, bases, etc.
But if the above arguments for you not matter, we consider the components of this style in more detail.
It’s quite an eclectic style, as incorporates the effects of two eras: Georgiansky (1714 – 1837) and Victorian styles (1837 – 1901). During the reign of King George in the English style, there is the influence of Greece and Rome. Style is described as stately, restrained, proportionate and symmetrical. The walls are painted in one color then. On a smooth background of the walls were actively used borders, moldings, panels. Choice of color is often dependent on the light side, where the windows of the room. If the north – was dominated by warm colors such as golden-pink, lemon yellow. If the south – cold, such as azure, deep-green. The reign of Queen Victoria – is the heyday of technical knowledge, people’s livelihood. This period was marked by rapid growth opportunities in the use of different styles from around the world and different eras. The interiors of that time could be present elements borrowed from the cultures of India, Japan, China, Mauritania, Ancient Egypt, as well as rococo, Louis XIV, James I and others in this period was dominated by warm shades of terra cotta. For painted walls it was fashionable to use the three color schemes, whose boundaries were read on three levels of wood finishes. Often the bottom of the wall, simulating a base – not painted, papered and embossed wallpaper.
Little information regarding finishing materials through which you can play the English style in a modern interior.
Walls in this style have an essential role. Heavy textured wallpaper, wood paneling, moldings using, cornices, pilasters, painting the walls – all this creates a real mood of this style. Can be divided into three levels of color, as it did under Queen Victoria. Colors used: from the calm (beige ocher gamma) to the most daring (green, red and terracotta).
Also on the walls, you can use wallpaper and wall coverings with heraldic designs, colors, or an imitation of brocade, and of course the classic strip.
A favorite designer trick typical of the Victorian era – is a frieze of stucco. Now, for these purposes analogues of polyurethane foam or vinyl.
But remember – the walls should not dominate over the rest of the interior. Everything must be in harmony!
For this style will be relevant floors of floorboards. Also from the parquet, but it should be packed so as to read as wood-grain pattern.
On the floor you can use carpet, neutral color or pattern with a quiet (stylized vegetation, heraldry, or geometry).
Well, sure carpets! Mighty and solid.
In the hallway, kitchen and bathroom, you can use ceramic tile. “Nail” this style – black and white tiles arranged in a checkerboard pattern. You can use tile terracotta hues with geometric patterns.
Textiles and Accessories:
For fabrics in this style the most important – is the picture. Temaika may be different, remember that when Queen Victoria had a lot of borrowed and this is certainly reflected in the classical textile England.
There may be a variety of images: A traditional English bar, acanthus leaves, “cucumber”, peas, chicken feet, etc.
Texture of fabric may be: damask, chintz, velvet – that is, fabric with a “noble” texture.
Accessory common stylistic thread – it’s crystal, gold-plated frames for paintings, lamps and furniture.
On the windows – voluminous drapery with tails, cord with tassels, curtain.
it should create an atmosphere of luxury, stability, robustness and still be comfortable.