We already talked about the luxury trends, but what about the luxurious look of your house?
Today, interior design in the palace style is considered one of the most expensive: only exclusive materials are used in the complex decoration, and every detail at least claims to be a piece of high art. And this style is available only to owners of huge country mansions. But let’s find out how to create a luxurious mood even in a standard apartment with simple ways and without compromising the budget.
For a non-professional person who decided to create an interior design by himself is very important to have in mind an example of what he wants to reproduce in his house or apartment. Use good books as inspiration. Dreaming of a palace-style interior? Buy a series of “Palaces of the World” – and you will find something worth striving for: after all, the best works of classical architecture were created for the most influential persons by great and talented architects, sculptors, painters. And in what ways and means you can achieve the desired result – read below.
1. Wall and ceiling decoration
Marble, wood, and hand painting are integral elements of the interior, decorated in the palace style. In order not to hit your pocket with repairs, use everything that modern industry offers today: imitations of classic parts made from simple and budget materials – polyurethane, plastic, paper.
Dreaming of painted ceilings and walls? Decorate surfaces with high-quality photo wallpapers or a “fresco” printed on banquet fabric. And then decorate the walls in the best palace traditions with pilasters and columns, and the ceiling with moldings and cornices, of course, made of polyurethane. Styles can vary from ancient Egypt, Rome to Art Deco.
Another typically classic way of decorating walls is wooden boiserie panels. Fashion for them appeared in Europe before the Renaissance: luxurious wall paneling was decorated with carved ornaments and gilding. A budget alternative to them is polyurethane or false panel layout moldings. They are sold in the form of finished products and in a matter of minutes make the interior elegant.
In classical interiors, the floor is decorated with parquet: inlaid with massive and expensive woods – walnut, chestnut, bleached oak. With the help of modern technology, you can also achieve the desired effect without significant expenses. Thanks to the new technologies finishing materials imitate the best examples of palace decoration. Choose marble and wood effect tiles. And give preference to laminate – it can be laid with a classic pattern in the form of a parquet.
The same applies to the saturation of interiors: today a huge number of factories make replicas of beautiful antique things from polymers, which, in addition to elegant design, also have pleasant prices. Ideal – to dilute the created “decorations” with something real: pieces of furniture bought in antique stores. If you have a more loyal budget, then I advise you to look at flea markets and fairs more often – you can really find a lot of unique things with history there that will become a worthy decoration for your interior. Modern rectangular furniture can become baroque if you stick a photo of an old piece you like on it (even in black and white) and add details that can give an interesting result. You can change the legs, handles and this will give things individuality. Take a brush and paints, add gloss with simple gilding or silvering of individual parts of the furniture. Or you can find a california king bed in the traditional style for a very pleasant price online.
Another important point in creating a palace mood in the interior is the competent lighting of the ceiling and the caissons decorating it, as well as the paintings on the walls. Use dimmers in the light – they will create a great atmosphere. As for lamps, again, it is absolutely not necessary to buy a French Chandelier with crystal – today you can easily find decent replicas with plastic crystal.
5. Decor and textiles
Mirrors are of great importance for any interior: in a small-sized apartment they increase the space, and in a large classical interior they have a great decorative value. It is easy to find replicas of historical frames on the market with beautiful inlaid baguettes, made both from plastic and in the form of wood renderings (MDF). Mirrors on ceilings and in bathrooms look spectacular. An interesting solution is to decorate the walls between the windows with mirrors. By the way, as a rule, windows in typical interiors are small, so fix the cornice directly under the ceiling – this way you will visually increase the size of the window openings and the height of the ceilings.
The more you look at good books, the more you will be infected with beauty, and with the help of personal effort and labor, you will be able to quote the best interiors.
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