Choosing furniture in the living room in a classic style
The classic style in the design of interiors, in particular living rooms, will never go out of fashion. Classic - is synonymous with comfort, warmth and subtle unobtrusive luxury, which emphasizes the good taste of the owners of the home. In such living rooms large fireplaces, wooden frames decorated with carvings, beautiful chandeliers with many iridescent pendants, rich textiles and gilding are particularly appropriate.
In the decoration of the walls and the ceiling of the classical living room, preference should be given to natural materials: decorative plaster, wood panels. Floor - of course, parquet or board. You can lay on the floor a beautiful soft carpet, the color of which is combined with the general interior design. As decoration used stucco, painting, cornices, sockets, moldings. In order to better understand the classic trends, it is useful to study the photo of the interiors of the living room, made in the appropriate style.
Photo: the location of the seats near the fireplace
Common features of classic furniture
Since the classic in design is a noble luxury, the furniture is characterized by massiveness, beautiful plasticity of lines, curved knives and backs. The material used is natural wood of various shades and textures, depending on the overall color scheme of the room.
Tip: Classic style in interior design involves aristocratic wealth and discreet chic. Therefore, you should not try to fully recreate the historic atmosphere in a small living room or save on furniture and decoration materials. If the classic seems too expensive, it is better to stop the choice on other styles.
For the upholstery must also be applied high-quality natural fabrics or leather. Materials with the presence of shiny threads will look exquisitely. The use of soft fleecy fabrics such as velor or velvet is welcomed. The color of the upholstery can be monotonous, but the presence of discreet elegant patterns is allowed. When interior design it is necessary to ensure that all textiles - upholstery, carpets, pillows, curtains - harmonize with each other in color and design.
Well, if the dimensions of the living room in a classic style will allow you to freely accommodate not only a roomy sofa, but also a few cozy chairs, a small coffee table, sideboards, dressers, puffs, chairs. If the living room also serves as a dining room, a luxurious dining group will become an essential element. Classic loves symmetry and paired items, this should be considered when designing interior design. If the room has a fireplace, it is especially appropriate to have a comfortable rocking chair near it. The sofa, armchairs, chairs will benefit from the decoration with decorative pillows with fringe at the edges, the color and material of which are in harmony with the upholstery.
To decorate the furniture, not only wood carving is used, but also openwork forged elements, decorative metal plates, gilding, and enamel inserts. In a classic interior, like no other, would be appropriate antique furniture. Metal furniture fittings should have a warm soft shade, and shiny chrome parts will be absolutely inappropriate.
In the old days, a separate, often rather big, room was allocated for the library. Then the bookcases gradually moved into the office. But in the design of a classic living room, they will look appropriate.
Photo: classic-style living room combined with dining area
Colors and decor
The color palette of the classics, as a rule, is warm and rather calm. The interior is built on nuances, using all shades of beige and brown. It is allowed to include other colors in the design, but all of them should not be screaming, but “dusty”, muffled or noble deep. We must not forget that the main principle of the classics is harmony. The best choice to complement the light neutral gamut - scarlet, burgundy, garnet, emerald, jade, royal blue.
Classic welcomes the use in the design of the tree of all kinds of tones and textures, from white to rich dark. To give the interior a highlight, the furniture can be decorated with the effect of patina, “aging”. In this case, the objects will acquire a unique charm, and the atmosphere of a mysterious intriguing story will reign in the living room.
The atmosphere created by the correctly chosen decoration and furniture will be incomplete without the corresponding accessories. The design of the living room in a classic style will be decorated primarily with picturesque paintings, family photos stylized as antique vases, porcelain figurines, crystal tableware, metal or wooden elegant neat candlesticks. Mirrors and paintings should be decorated in beautiful massive carved frames. The main thing when decorating a room is not to overdo it so that the elegant luxury and nobility of the classics do not turn into bad taste and pathos.
It is advantageous to emphasize all the richness of the interior and the beauty of the furniture will help competently planned lighting. Elegant floor lamps and wall sconces imitating chandeliers look good alongside classic sofas and armchairs, and in the center of the living room there must be a spectacular chandelier, usually with wrought iron elements and crystal pendants. It can also be made in the style of a large chandelier or have a familiar fabric shade. In any case, do not replace the chandelier with built-in lights - it will “kill” all the charm of the classics.