Kitsch is an interior style with an extravagant and unusual design. In translation, it means “bad taste” or “cheap”. But in fact, this style is chosen by those who consciously want to laugh at traditions. People who prefer kitsch are chasing originality rather than comfort and homely atmosphere.
Despite the fact that kitsch is a mixture of different styles, it has several characteristic features.
- Bright flashy colors.
- Atypical combination of textures and shapes.
- An abundance of gold decor.
- Disharmony in the combination of interior styles.
- Imitation of luxury goods.
- A large number of decorative elements that do not match.
- Use of cheap materials in decoration.
FINISHING THE APARTMENT IN THE KITSCH STYLE
furnishing an apartment in kitsch style uses a wide variety of materials. The walls are usually painted in bright or even neon colors. Designers often use newspaper or magazine clippings instead of wallpaper. You can find wall decoration with graffiti. In addition, imitation of materials such as stone or glass is allowed here. On the floor in a kitsch interior, you can find parquet, laminate or bright tiles. Pseudo-columns and stucco can be used here.
For a kitsch-style interior, you can choose furniture from different eras and styles. It is possible to use interior items in an unusual quality. For example, you can take an old TV and use it as a table or bedside table. The more varied the color scheme of the furniture, the better. Pseudo-luxury furniture with velvet trim and wooden decor will look great.
DECORING AN APARTMENT IN THE STYLE OF KITSCH
As for the decorative elements, there is where to roam. The kitsch style is characterized by multi-layered curtains with lambrequins, carpets with intricate patterns and a large number of paintings in gilded frames. A huge number of figurines, figurines, vases and other trinkets are allowed here. They can absolutely not be combined in design and color. Kitsch is a complex style. As part of apartment design, it is better to use it in one room, for example, a nursery.