The word "style" (and its derivatives) todayso often flashes in all women's editions that only the lazy do not use it in their vocabulary. We say "stylish" about everything that seems beautiful and fashionable to us. Including the dwelling. Sometimes we do not even understand the exact meaning of this word, but intuitively feel the presence of style. And meanwhile, it's fashionable - it's not always stylish. But stylish - it's always fashionable. Because stylish - it means harmoniously. Because style is a kind of community of expressive techniques and means. And that's why everyone wants his house to be stylish, that is, it corresponds to the character, temperament, habits and lifestyle of the person who lives in it. So let's find out what are the styles of the interior, and how to choose your style?
How to understand the variety of styles?
Artistic styles (and interior design isall the same art) were formed under the influence of cultures of certain eras and peoples. Therefore, they were given appropriate names. Let's try to divide the styles of the interior into separate groups. If you take into account the chronology, then any style can be attributed to either the modern or the historical. If we take into account geography, then it will be logical to divide styles into western and eastern styles. If you focus on the way of life of people, here the division into urban (urban) and rural (rural) styles suggests. And yet, traditionally for the style of the interior is divided into three main groups:
What are they?
What are modern styles in the interior?
Directions of modern styles were born in 19century. They contributed to their emergence of active industrial development and scientific and technological progress. Modern interior styles are designed to reflect the trends of the current era. Their philosophy is comfort and maximum individuality. Their motto is simplicity and functionality. At the heart of modern styles lies a contrasting comparison of color, material and details, as well as the unification of elements with a common aesthetics and mood. The main trends of modern styles:
- Art Nouveau (Art Nouveau)
- Art Deco
- high tech
What are historical styles?
Directions of historical styles of interiorwere formed in specific epochs. These directions found their expression in the architecture and interior decoration of buildings, characteristic of a certain historical time. In modern interior design, historical trends act as ways of stylizing certain architectural laws and artistic tendencies, the names of which formed the basis for the names of the historical styles of the interior:
What is etnostoli?
Ethnic interior styles are based onnational features of the arrangement and registration of the dwelling. These features depended on the general way of life, cultural traditions, the organization of the life of the inhabitants of a particular country. Their influence on the formation of ethnic styles was provided by the geographical location of countries, and the landscape and climate. So the nature itself influenced the peculiarities of ethnics, forming the interior preferences of different peoples. Basic ethnic styles:
Examples of stylistic decisions
Features of the embodiment of ethnic stylesYou can see the interior on the example of English. Its main features are elegance, comfort, a combination of antiquity and innovative ideas. The main design elements in this style are natural fabrics, comfortable sofas and armchairs and numerous accessories in the form of antiques, candles, lamps and books. A strict cabinet with walnut walls, a solid library and a massive table covered with green cloth - that's a vivid example of how the English style looks in the interior. And here is how the interior of a bedroom in a classical style should look. Bright and spacious room. The four-poster bed and the rest of the furniture are made of natural wood and decorated with carvings, gilding and mother of pearl. On the walls and ceiling - stucco and crystal chandelier. On the windows - draped curtains with brushes. The floor is made of art parquet. In the rooms there are many mirrors that visually expand the room. The color scheme of the interior of the bedroom in the classical style is cream, warm-brown and pale yellow shades. The overall impression of the room is the sleeping queen. The main task of this design is not to make a room like a historical museum or an antique store from a room.
How to choose your style?
The result of the selection should depend only on yourworldview and, of course, financial opportunities. People who are rich and thorough will approach the classical style, which is considered to be the standard of grace and grandeur. They can also opt for a classicism that involves serious monetary costs. Lovers of lavish and grandparents are likely to decorate the interior in the Baroque or Empire style. Courageous, expressive and energetic personalities will like the interiors in the style of pop art and eclecticism. For refined natures, styles that differ in sophistication are perfect. It is Gothic, Rococo, Provence (French style). Calm adherents of traditions and stability will feel comfortable in a house decorated according to the laws of conservatism or Japanese style. Country style - for lovers of rural comfort, people who appreciate practicality and convenience. This style is good for a house in which a calm and measured life flows. Unordinary personalities will be able to appreciate the style of kitsch, and ethnical: African and Mediterranean, which are distinguished by exotics. The main idea of kitsch is shocking and rejection of traditions. Minimalism is perfect for radicals. It prefers space and light, not furniture and things. Modern - style of individualists. The house in this style is the most able to reflect all the intellectual and artistic preferences of its owner. Hard and uncompromising people will prefer brutalism to all other styles, characterized by sharp forms and rough textures. It implies the uncovering of feelings and emotions. The connoisseurs of simplicity and naturalness are oriented towards Scandinavian and Chinese styles. In the interiors made in these styles, natural materials and natural colors predominate, and the decor is practically nonexistent. Fans of technical progress like the styles of techno and high-tech. These ultramodern styles are popular in big cities and megacities. In a word, there are no such people for whom there would not have been a stylistic solution to the convenient and characteristic design of the dwelling. Especially in modern interior design, a mixture and combination of styles is accepted.
Mixing styles - is it by the rules?
Even as the rules! Those more, if the house is not one person, but at least two. All people are individual, and tastes, as is known, do not argue. Therefore, the interiors of modern houses (usually) are rarely sustained in any one style. For a business person, one solution is suitable, for children and adolescents - another, for youth - the third, and for the elderly person or housewives - quite different. But the dwelling person can quite combine different interior styles. Just imagine: the interior of the bedroom in the classical style, and here you are - the queen, the English cabinet, and you are already a businesswoman, a country kitchen, and on it you are a hospitable housewife! Miracles, and only! Yes, and in one design project, it is permissible to combine different styles. A peculiar stylistic mix will make the design interesting and unique.
Interior styles are not static
They develop, supplement and change. Each new project is created not only for the given template. It takes into account both the layout of the dwelling, and the individual characteristics of tenants and fashion trends. Therefore, it does not matter what your house is - a multi-room apartment, a country cottage or a tight Khrushchev. Any interior can be transformed and made stylish. It is important that the house is cozy, comfortable and loved. Home with a capital letter! We advise you to read: