Classical / Oriental Style
Classical interior design is based on order, symmetry and balance which relates to the ideals of the Greek and roman empires. It is a refined style, developed, rich in details, which are found both in the structure of furniture, lighting, etc. As well as in sets, prints.
A primary element in classical style is the use of a focal point around which visual balance is achieved, for example a feature fireplace flanked on either side by matching armchairs with an ornate mirror above. The colour palette common to classical interior design style is often inspired by nature. A variety of yellows, blues, greens, browns as well as softer, muted hues like terracotta’s, grays and pinks are commonly used. When accenting with whites, choose off-white if you want to stay in keeping with a more authentic classical colour palette.
Fabrics used in classical interior design style tend to be elegant without being overly ornate or attention grabbing. Cotton, canvas and velvet are some commonly used in classic interiors. Natural flooring of wood, stone or marble works best in the classically styled environment as they relate well to the natural colour schemes used.
The key identifying fetaure of the classic style is symmetry with each side of the room mirrored on either side of a central focal point. Columns are also a feature of classic design, relating back to Greek and roman architecture, and as such vertical, tone-on-tone stripes on the walls or curtains can represent this. The use of classical ornamentation can also be used to identify a room as being of the classical style.
The main characteristics of the classic interior design style are...
Order, symmetry and balance are key.
Room ordered around a focal point, such as the fireplace.
Natural colours and materials.
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