Before we turn to our main theme, let us briefly remind you what each style discovers and what special accents styles are featuring, what helps us to distinguish one style from another? I think it will be interesting for you to know about it as you often get information about TV furniture such as TV stands, media storage, boom chairs, wall units, and little information to wider your horizons. Thus here you will be acquainted with some interesting kinds of styles. So let’s begin!
Romanesque style. This perspicacious and noble style had affirmed itself in IX century in Europe. Massive elements such as false arches, chairs with high backs, ornamented trunks and chests are usually typical for this style. The special sign of this style are ornamental patterns as embellishments on windows and doors where these traceries were worked out in leaves and volutes shapes.
Gothic style. This stylish mysterious phenomenon had entered into mankind’s architecture and life in XIII-XV centuries having introduced distinctive mystical element in interior. Gothic marks are windows made in rose shape, stained-glass windows and elegant ornaments. Marble, stone, metal (iron or bronze) are used in finishing. Two more important elements of this style are fireplace and elements of ecclesiastical architecture.
Baroque style. It relates to XVI century. Marked with magnificence, grandeur and scale baroques style for the most part was palace style, distinctive features of which were fountains, stone bridges and statues. Baroque style is individualized due to use of such elements as girandoles, candlesticks, mirrors, chic chandeliers, carved furniture and marble items.
Classic style having emerged in XVII century put symmetry and accuracy as main criteria in the forefront. Today it is considered that clear simple lines, moderate use of gold and bronze decorations, stucco moulding and light restrained colors are recognized features of classic style in interior.
Empire style is considered to be French style which had won its reputation after bourgeois revolution in late XVIII century when the government of Napoleon 1-st had been strengthening. This style mostly features antique associations in architecture and interior. The imprescriptible attributes of the style are pillars, consoles, cornices, friezes and many other things reminding us Antique Rome. Tables, sofas, arm chairs according to Empire style are modeled on antique lion’s paws and sphinx etc.
Contemporary style in interior’s design
The ХХ century – the time of tendencies blending in different fields of creative work. It is historically formed that various style areas in design making were not concentrating on one particular style. Styles coexist together, spill over from one to another and enrich adopting specific features one from another, composing doubtlessly in motley and very interesting book. Apparently style in design of modern interior clearly shows all abovementioned even despite we have overstepped the threshold of XXI century. Echo of ХХ century’s modernity is not only very urgent today but it captures minds of many designers. It appears that more clear imagination about contemporary style can be got due to considering the main standard of it and exactly the synthesis and combination of features of different styles. Let us list the following schools among such new interior styles: modern, art-deco, minimalism, high-tech, kitsch etc. Thus in this material the definition “contemporary style” composes of variety combinations of interiors styles peculiar to the present. Main characteristics of contemporary style in interior design are functionality and constructivism which are peculiar to rational type of thinking of contemporary human. Let us stop in detail on how rational type of thinking finds its expression in interior. “Every dog has his day” is very famous proverb is not it? Every person can explain this saying in his own way but the sense still the same. Thus we will try to apply this proverb to current theme – interior. Aspiration to determine places for objects exactly where they are necessary and aspiration to include in living area exactly what is needed – one of the most cardinal features of contemporary style in interior design. If color appearance can abound in colors – from restrained classic tones to bright flashy colors than all what this palette tinctures is in their right places. Contemporary style inherits from classic style the passion for architectural clearness and accurate lines. Thus we can observe some coincidence. May be this is the evidence of profound resemblance in human’s thinking in XVIII and ХХ centuries.
Indispensable quality of contemporary interior is wise well thought-out accentuation. Details are important because they can not be in numerous quantities but where they are presented than their necessity is apparent. Bright colored stains often organize the space like the most interesting details of furniture items and ultra modern accessories like for example sculptures forcing to ask a question – “what is it?” or to say meaningful word “interestingly” having made like you have imbued with creative work of vanguard master.
One more feature of modern design is free combinatorial process of materials: natural wood is combined with metal and mirror surface. Also plastic, vinyl and stone are the integral elements of interior. For example high-tech as a significant postulate suggests admiring technical innovations (the style is consonant to urbanism). At the same time contemporary style in interior does not reject certain details which had come from far a way of our history thus emphasizing multi level of culture of habitation’s owners: chest of drawers from ebony wood, a sofa in Eastern style is reminiscences of Japan etc. It is worth to mention that contemporary style inclines to voluminous, relief and large things in interior rather than expressionless and small things.
Exotica which had stirred up the whole world community during the first worldwide exhibitions in late XIX – in the beginning of ХХ centuries today introduces the aspiration for various materials use as coconut palm, bamboo, natural leather, fur and ivory. Everything is used what our modern fantasy can create and adapt to house living and does not contradict exclusive harmony of ours.
As it comes from name the retro style has emerged as the style – reminiscence of the past. It is considered that there is a time lag of 20 years which means the thing has spent all its power and it can easily move to the grade of retro, thus it can add to interior some freshness and changes.
Oriental style in interior design
Fascinating magic heroes, enchanting smell of spice and flavoured attar, slowly developing flowery one-voice melody…what more cultural symbols gave us the Orient? How the Orient imagines to us an interior decoration of a house? Oriental style – is the extremely capacious concept for an interior! Thus mentioning Oriental style in interior it is true to say that the discourse can be about general eastern associations or about detailed studied through styles related to cultures of China, India, Morocco, Thailand, Japan and other countries. The design in eastern style is always the excellent decision for a bedroom. Why exactly for a bedroom? It appears that the Oriental style introduce into general interior of a home an element of mysteriousness which in turn should be preserved from stranger’s eyes in a bedroom. The eastern style in interior – is rich bright and deep colors: black, brown, yellow, deep red, and blue. The design in Oriental style can not do without exquisite pictures on shinning textile with gilding. By the way the textile is presented by silk, watered silk (moiré), organza, brocade, velvet and this surely creates in our perception the image of the real East. Exactly with these cloths stores of eastern merchants are made motley. The textile is actively used while design making. If there is not opportunity to upholster the walls chic wallpapers with silk graphics are used.
The furniture in Oriental style interior as it was marked long ago has the peculiarity of harmonically get used to any interior introducing new interesting and colorful notes. That is why some special furniture items here become a special thrill of an interior. As you can imagine traditional eastern furniture is wide bed with canopy, chests of drawers under the name “busabak” meant for small objects keeping and which include a multitude of small drawers, massive tables and wardrobes, low sofas, mysterious trunks etc. However Oriental style in interior is not only a furniture presence it is also the absence of it or at least alternative variants of its substitution. For example if in Thai culture a bad can occupy almost the whole space of a room than in Japanese culture mats are used instead of beds. Tatami – is a mat from straw perfectly combines with a futon. This is a traditional Japanese sleep place which is worthy to be a bed. The design in Japanese style very often uses such Japanese attributes of interior as screens, lacquered low tables and small caskets with sliding drawers etc. Let us mark their main feature – the functionality as it is known there has not been too much excessive place in Japan. Due to this circumstance Japanese as no other nation in the world has learned to efficiently use the space. Fretted furniture from such solid woods as oak, birch and red wood – is the furniture of eastern style to the appearance of which we are obliged to Chine. India has introduced into eastern style of interior rough but extremely durable furniture from bamboo, teak, nut tree, reed, metal and glass.
The interior in Oriental style is the whole complex of constituent parts which are able to create ethno style of interior of almost any country. If today it is very difficult to sustain a particular style in all its attributes than you can take an advantage in special features of design in Oriental style. The main is to follow the measure and than in your home refine world in Oriental style can emerge. In order to achieve perfect Oriental style in your home such elements as dwarf trees, rice lams, screens painted in eastern style, porcelain, ceramic dishes, fans, eastern carpets, lamps and many other things can serve as help to you. But the essential moment are pillows as they are liked everywhere in the East. Multi colored embroidered pillows, incense and hookah will create eastern comfort in your home.
In conclusion of our short excursus I would like to add some information Chinese style. It is recognizable owing to its famous feng shui attributes, precise organization of space, bright color gamma, screens and simple wicker furniture.