How to create an interior for a hall decorated in a classic style?
The interior of the hall in the classical style is often characteristic of dwellings, the owners of which are people who have lived in life. The classic style is the presence of luxurious elements of decor, the symmetry of the compositions and the pomp of the finish.
Distinctive features of style
Classic design assumes the presence of only high-quality materials in the decoration:
- expensive furniture;
- forged items;
- fine jewelry.
The abundance of paintings on the walls, in expensive baguettes and with original lighting in the form of candelabra, marble finish of the floor, fez on the walls and ceiling give the hall a look of a palace hall. The classical decoration of the hallway implies the classical execution of the other rooms of the dwelling, since it is unlikely that it will be possible to create a harmonious transition from the classical style to the modern or provance.
Photo: floor vases in the hallway interior will help to emphasize the classic style.
In the design of the hallway must be present upholstered furniture with expensive satin or silk upholstery. The furniture should be made of natural wood of expensive varieties, and forged elements, inserts made of ornamental stones, bronze, silver-plated or gold-plated hardware can be used as a decor. It is possible to use synthetic materials, for example, synthetic velvet.
Furniture set depends on the size of the hall. The ideal layout is the presence in the design of the room a sofa, a pair of armchairs, a coffee table, a pair of ottomans and a closet.
Examples of the hallway furniture in classic style can be viewed in the photo.
Good lighting is one of the fundamental classical style. To distinguish the entrance group from the hallway, a colonnade or arch can be used, illuminated with stylized wall sconces. The central hallway lighting is done with the help of a massive central chandelier. You can select the chandelier with stucco. Wall lights are used as additional lighting, which are located near key design elements: paintings, photo collages, frescoes.
Photo: the option of proper placement of wall lamps
Hallway color scheme
For the hall, decorated in a classic style, is characterized by traditional decoration of the walls, floor and ceiling of the room. The decoration is dominated by light colors.
For wall decoration can be used facade plaster or wallpaper. When finishing walls with wallpaper, preference is given to a smooth glossy texture. The use of matte wallpaper is not recommended, as they visually reduce the hallway space. Wallpapers can be both paper and fabric. The combination of various ornaments and tones is allowed. Original looks horizontal combination of wallpaper with facade plaster or wood paneling.
Tip: if the wall decoration is made with facade plasters, then instead of the paintings, you can use pieces of non-woven wallpaper framed with moldings or wooden slats as decoration.
The original design will turn out if you create a wall of wallpaper patches on the walls. Such panels can replace murals or paintings; when creating them, the main thing is to choose the right combination of colors and textures of wallpapers.
Examples of the design of the walls of the hallway in a classic style can be viewed in the photo.
Photo: paintings are an integral part of the classic style
As a flooring, preference is given to marble or its high-quality imitation. Light flooring will emphasize the luxurious decoration of the hallway, characteristic of the chosen style.
The ceiling is best decorated with stucco or frescoes. It is allowed to use geometric ornaments in the decoration of the ceiling, whose color scheme should harmoniously interact with the design of the walls and the floor.
The role of the mirror in the design of the hall
The mirror in an elaborate frame is an integral part of a pompous style. The frame of the mirror should be carved with applied gilding. Around the mirror should be placed stylized candelabra wall sconces. A table-console is placed under the mirror, which should harmoniously interact with the frame and form a single ensemble with it. The intricate carving and the abundance of gilding are a distinctive feature of the classical style, and therefore must be present as the main design elements.
Examples of the design of hallways using decorative elements such as mirrors, mantel clocks, floor vases, etc. are shown in the photo.
The classics will never become obsolete and will be relevant for many years, the right classic interior is not just an expensive pleasure, but also an investment in the future.
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