How to recreate the Egyptian style in the interior?
This southern country attracts tourists and scientists, amateur researchers and those who want to have a good holiday. It has been studied for the last hundreds of years, but still has not been able to cognize to the end. This is bewitching Egypt. Egyptian style in the interior appeared quite a long time ago, and is still not lost among other styles.
A strange fact - elements of Egyptian art have not taken root in any other culture. Only in the 19th century did a revival of style occur, a fashion for it appeared and elements of Egyptian culture began to be widely used in interior design.
Photo: children's room in Egyptian style
Egyptian style: main features
Through the entire architecture of Egypt are certain common features. Niches, arches, high columns inside the premises, half-columns. Murals and paintings adorn the walls. The decor necessarily contains those elements that are symbolic for this African country: images of the sun, scarab beetle, lotus, sphinxes, pyramids.
Another feature that distinguishes the Egyptian style is the active use of textiles and carpets covering the floor. In this interior there are strict geometric patterns, the ancient Egyptian symbolism.
In religious buildings the walls were covered with painting with hieroglyphs or ornaments. But living quarters had strict decoration. Most often, a curb was organized under the ceiling, which depicted palm trees, lotus leaves, reeds, papyrus.
Photo: decorating walls with frescoes
Color - the basis of the interior
The color palette of such an interior is strict and limited. Neutral colors are used: ivory, pale yellow, sand, beige. They are suitable for wall decoration. All shades of orange are welcome. Luxurious gold is advantageously combined with black, chocolate, green and blue. A room in Egyptian style, the ceiling in which is decorated in blue with imitation of stars, will create the impression of being in an Egyptian temple.
Because of the hot climate of the country, in the Egyptian interior it is very often possible to meet walls painted completely white. It is refreshing and creates a feeling of coolness. Such restrictions in the colors were forced: in this country they used only natural dyes, which were applied in pure form without mixing.
Photo: ceiling decoration in blue with imitation of stars will give the impression of being in an Egyptian temple
Photo: canopy bed decoration
The spirit of the era of the ancient kingdoms will help recreate the elements of the interior. Mosaic and painting, furniture, bas-reliefs, sculptures - all that matters. The textile contains an ornament typical of the Egyptian style: it combines strict lines with subtle outlines of the lotus and smooth curves.
The highlight of the style are various items, decorations in the form of a scarab beetle, the head of a sphinx, a flying hawk. The interior will be completed with large floor vases into which cane and papyrus are placed, and the corresponding lamps.
Tip: if you decide to recreate the Egyptian style in the interior - this does not mean that you need to use all these details. Choose only those elements that you consider appropriate, suitable for your mood and worldview, whether it be household utensils, stylized dishes, animal figurines or huge vases..
Photo: Egyptian sculptures in the hallway interior
Furniture in the Egyptian style is simple, concise and is a wooden structure of dark wood. It is decorated with mother of pearl and precious stones. The legs of furniture - beds, tables, stools - are made in the form of the paws of animals. For the manufacture of furniture take wood of dark species: cedar, ebony, yew. Depending on the destination, bright colors were also used for finishing.
Photo: furniture legs in the form of animal paws
The interior, reflecting the life of the ancient Egyptians, will suit the connoisseurs of this culture, people of philosophical nature, who appreciate monumentality. This culture, which has passed thousands of years, is very much in demand today. The luxury of the pharaohs, the mystical knowledge of the priests, the symmetry of geometric shapes - all this attracts modern man.