The concept of French style in the interior first appeared at the end of the 17th century. Centuries have passed, but it is still very popular. French style looks great in rooms with high ceilings. At the same time, it is appropriate both in private houses and in apartments. The main feature of the interior is the high cost of furnishing, which visually looks elegant and simple.
FRENCH INTERIOR ELEMENTS
Creating an interior in the French style, you must first make a quality repairs. It is important to think through all the details and exclude any defects. The French style implies the fullness of the room with light, so when finishing, preference should be given to light shades.
Wall surfaces can be:
At the same time for the walls decoration colouring as well as wallpaper can be used. But in the second case, the drawing should be elegant and unobtrusive. Sure enough, the original Venetian plaster will suit as well, which will emphasize the luxury of the French style.
The ceiling must be smooth and monochrome. This will give a lightness to the space and visually widen the room. It is allowed to use modest in appearance plaster stucco molding as a decor.
The floors are usually covered with amber-colored parquet. But such a flooring is quite difficult to care for, so it can be replaced with modern glossy tiles, which will look, though not so impressive, but stylish.
The basic principle of choosing furniture is a perfect combination of all items both in geometry and in colour. The furniture should look elegant, so preference should be given to objects with:
- curved legs;
- high backs;
- luxurious elbows;
- decoration of carved elements;
- expensive fabrics
The French interior main feature is curtains. They are made of thin flowing fabrics and are elegantly draped. The best material for this is Damascus silk. It is appropriate to use in the window openings design such decorative elements as:
- elegant braids;
- various kinds of curtain tiebacks.
It is important to take care of the correct lighting in order to completely eliminate the darkness of individual zones. It is necessary to install large refined chandeliers in the centre of the ceiling and to decorate the walls with original lamps in the form of candle holder or candlesticks.
When creating room interior in the French style should always provide a place for the installation of a mirror. This element should look elegant, so heavy massive frames should be avoided.
It is important to take care of additional accessories that emphasize the French style. They can be:
- porcelain figurines;
- cushions with embroidery and tassels;
- lace napkins;
- wooden and metal caskets with carved decoration.
The peculiarity of the French style is that it can be used to decorate all the premises of a house or apartment. It is universal, so it is impossible to get tired of it. The French interior is very expensive, but all costs will be compensating by its romantic quality, originality and beauty.
The Hermitage art workshop is ready to develop and implement special interior design in accordance with any preferences of the customer.