The colonial style appeared due to the mixing of several cultures and trends. At a time when major world powers were fighting for new lands, many French, Spanish and English colonies were formed in Africa, Asia and America. It was the mixture of styles of European countries with African and Asian exoticism that gave rise to a new trend in interior design.
FEATURES OF THE COLONIAL INTERIOR
The design of a colonial-style apartment can be outpaced by the following features:
- the presence of massive wooden furniture;
- light colors in decoration of walls and ceilings;
- the design is made in soothing natural shades;
- almost all elements of the interior are made of natural materials;
- the abundance of wood and wood products;
- African or Asian decor.
ELEMENTS OF COLONIAL STYLE IN APARTMENT DESIGN
When design of an apartment in a colonial style, it should be remembered that natural colors are its feature. However, you need to take into account the dimensions and dimensions of the room. For example, a wooden finish typical for this area in a small apartment will not be entirely appropriate. But the traditional walls of light colors are perfect. For the floor, you need to choose parquet in soothing colors or laminate with imitation of natural wood colors. When choosing furniture, it is worth stopping at wooden furniture in natural shades. You can also use rattan or bamboo wicker furniture. A massive wooden armchair with leather trim fits perfectly into the colonial-style interior. It is better to choose textiles in the apartment in light shades. Colors from pale red to cream are perfect. There must be a carpet or animal skin on the floor. In such interiors, you can find decorative elements from Africa: plates, paintings, figurines. You can also add a little oriental flavor in the form of a vase and a fan. The windows can have both simple curtains without unnecessary decoration, and wooden blinds. Wooden chandeliers-fans or antique chandeliers are suitable for lighting. The colonial style is great not only for decorating large cottages, but also for an ordinary apartment.