Baroque is a style that originated in the 17th century in Italy. The word "baroque" is translated as bizarre, strange, vicious. This was the culture of the time, whether painting or architecture. In the interior of this style also brought originality, solemnity and chic.
Features baroque style in the interior
The interior of the living room in the Baroque style is characterized by smooth lines, numerous expensive materials for decoration, exquisite furniture. This style is a kind of mixture of reality and fiction. Heavy sparkling curtains, fancy crystal chandeliers, massive wooden furniture, rich color of the walls and numerous decorative elements - all this is baroque.
Despite such an abundance of details, all design elements should be ideally combined with each other. Room decoration, furniture and accessories should be part of a single composition. If all the details of the interior are carefully selected, you will get a refined room, as if it were a royal apartment. Otherwise, get a warehouse of expensive things.
The color scheme should be natural saturated colors: burgundy, emerald, gold, silver, red, bright yellow, blue, white.
Living room decoration
Baroque living room can not be cheap. The owners will have to lay out a round sum to decorate the room with precious woods, stone, crystal and gilding.
Stucco on the ceiling - a classic version of the finish. It may be made of plaster for authenticity, but a modern polyurethane version is also suitable. The ceiling surface can be bleached, plastered or painted with frescoes by famous artists of the XVII or XVIII centuries. The center of the ceiling is occupied by a majestic chandelier with crystal pendants. If the light from it is not enough, then you can hang a sconce or put floor lamps. Avoid the built-in LEDs, they, of course, do an excellent job with their main task, but will stand out from the big picture.
The main principle is no monotony. The composition must be complex.
Traditionally, the walls were decorated with stucco, covered with gold or gold paint. The rich showed their material wealth and high position in society. Today, more and more stucco painted in different colors: white, light gray or pale pink.
Also, when making a living room using wallpaper. This is not a simple wallpaper in flower, checkered or polka-dot, but original fabric. They are made of natural (silk, linen, cotton) fabric, which is glued to a paper base. The cost of such wallpaper is high, so they paste over only parts of the walls.
The walls are divided into zones with stucco curbs. There are even special sets, which include matching paint, wallpaper and borders. It is not necessary to glue the wall; you can plaster it or use varnished wood panels. Murals, bas-reliefs, columns will not prevent the living room walls.
Traditionally, the floor is made of stone or marble mosaic. You can improvise and make different drawings. For example, some ornament in the center of the room. And closer to the walls lay out the frame. Usually the floor pattern is a reflection of the topography of the ceiling. Another flooring option is varnished parquet. Volumetric carpets with an unusual ornament are welcome in the living rooms. For example, elegant Persian carpets with symmetrical patterns.
Selection and placement of furniture
Solemn and elegant furniture for the living room creates an atmosphere of wealth and luxury in the room. Guests will long remember the exquisite design that will undoubtedly delight them. In order for the baroque living room furniture to produce a well-deserved effect, the room should be spacious. In a small room, chic pieces of furniture will obviously look out of place. Characteristic features of furniture in the Baroque style: ornateness, massiveness, pretentiousness, elegance, smooth curves, the presence of complex carvings, decorations of gilding.
Classic furniture includes a sofa and a couple of chairs, a small coffee table or a heavy table, a large cabinet decorated with carvings. Additionally, you can put in the living room bookcases, dressers with many shelves, puffs. Canape-couch with 2 or 3 pairs of legs can be a "highlight" of the room. It is allowed to use a large number of pieces of furniture, if the size of the room allows it. There should not be an impression that the living room is cluttered up. When placing it is not necessary to force the corners, try to arrange the furniture in the center of the room.
Furniture for the living room is not only expensive design, but also the quality of the material from which it is made. Most often used for the production of solid oak, walnut and chestnut.
However, do not forget that the price of such items of furniture is high. To save money, you can order analogues, where only the facade will be made of an array. The color of the furniture can be dark or pastel, it depends on the wood used for the production.
Upholstery of a sofa, armchairs and poufs is made of embossed leather, velvet fabric or textiles with weaves of golden threads. The armrests are usually decorated with ivory, precious or semi-precious stones, gilding or bronze, as well as ebony. The legs of the furniture must be with soft curves. For the decoration of tables and cabinets used patterned carving and metal inserts.
The design of the living room in the Baroque style is completed by the decoration of the room. Luxurious furniture requires a neighborhood with equally exquisite decor items. Most often when decorating designers use the following elements:
- sculptures, statues, massive flowerpots;
- large mirrors in ornate frames;
- decorative candles in original candlesticks;
- large vases with drawings;
- antique or really antique china;
- bright oil paintings;
- pillows, embroidered in gold;
- silk tablecloths with tassels;
- various lighting devices: floor lamps, sconces, crystal chandeliers.