Colonial style - exotic elements in the interior
Colonial style was born on the border of East and West, when Europeans began conquering Africa, Asia and America. Colonial style is a perfect example of a harmonious union of different cultures - European and Oriental.
Colonial style began to take shape when the colonialists began to bring to Europe exquisite objects, making the interior of the exotic and unique. Colonial style allows you to mix a variety of ethnic styles within the same interior. Furniture from India with carvings perfectly coexists with inlaid furniture from Morocco, and the screens from Japan, you can safely put next to statues from Africa. Colonial style is suitable for many: the owners of large houses, lovers of travel and bring souvenirs, as well as those that prefer not to classical and ethnic style in the interior. For the colonial style is characterized by the rejection of gloss in favor of antiquity. At the same strict rules in the interior does not exist, because the style is a mix of different cultures, the difference between them is huge. The only thing to consider when choosing a colonial style, lies in the fact that it is more suitable for large and spacious rooms, than for small apartments. The color scheme in a colonial style should include ocher, chocolate shades, terracotta. For the walls is preferable to use a matte plaster, wooden panels or panels made of rattan. Wallpaper desirable choose natural fibers: bamboo, jute or sisal. Permissible brickwork or stone finish. Floors can be made of wood, stone or tile, stone simulant. Perfectly complement the interior beams, bay windows, niches. Furniture for Interior colonial style to be hand-made or styled it. We can not ignore animal prints and decorative elements associated with the animal world: Instead of a lion paw feet, and as a decoration of furniture - figurines of animals (turtles, crocodiles, monkeys). If you allow the financial capabilities, it is desirable to acquire furniture from exotic wood: ebony, teak, Asian walnut, mahogany, rattan and water hyacinth. Colonial style allows you to fill the room with a variety of accessories. Ideal bronze statues or figurines made of dark wood, velvet cushions with gold fringe, floor lamps with linen shades. Instead of curtains can be used bamboo blinds or mats, floors can be carpeted with plant fibers, and on the walls you can safely hang the horns of animals or landscapes with views of the exotic countries. Exotic flowers, bamboo, palms will be trailing elements of the interior in a colonial style.