Classical furniture is like works of art: becoming older, they become more expensive
How to choose furniture that will not lose value over time? And do you know that the classical interior does not start with the furniture but from the planning of the corresponding spaces?
When you give priority to the classic style of dwelling and furniture, you do not need to go into the details of the furniture of different historical epochs. Perhaps only if you are seeking authenticity, for example, to furnish a room with Baroque furniture only.
Classics – it’s a broad sense, and it’s not so simple to understand the historical epochs. According to various criteria, historians use a quite different classification of historic furniture. Basically, Gothic, Empire, Baroque, Rococo, English style are distinguished. Another furniture is divided according to the names of the kings who ruled that year: Viktoria, Louis, Ana. There are furniture and styles named after the geographical area – for example, Provence.
But our goal is not the historical furniture studio, but the classical interior in the broad sense and the furniture, which are never boring, not losing value and transmitted from generation to generation.Those who choose the classics of furniture, usually perceive them primarily as solid wood products, such as high quality, restful luxury, clear symmetrical lines, means, what are eternal values. That’s why it’s said that the classics never get boring.
For those who like the classics and want to keep their furniture not damaged, there are some practical tips on how to create a classic interior and choose such furniture.
- When creating a classic interior, do not be confined to a classic style (if it’s not your goal) – classical styles are various and modern furniture manufacturers often use repetitious universal style elements that are time-tested.
- If you are dreaming of a classic interior, you need to start building it from premises space project, even at the design stage of the whole home. The space division must be in line with classical spaces: the doors and windows should be in the center, not at the corners. It is necessary to try to maintain symmetrical composition, it must also be borne in mind that the classical room has one central furniture, all the others are like its satellites.
- It is desirable that the classical interior flooring is made of solid wood boards, parquet, stone tiles, natural wood or dark brown matt colors. The walls, doors can be decorated with wood, wood or plaster edging.
- If you are planning a fireplace, it should occupy a central location in a certain area. Its decorative finish – from natural materials with many details.
- The classical style is characterized by geometric shapes, symmetry, proportions, straight lines combined with curved ones. Therefore, despite its massiveness, such furniture looks rather graceful and does not disrupt the space that gives the impression of nobility and magnificent restraint.
- Classic furniture is made from wood, mostly from precious wood species – oak, mahogany, cherry, walnut, beech, larch, birch, black alder.
- For furniture parts and decoration, only natural materials are used: metal, stone, bronze, silk, velvet and the like.
- The colors of the furniture are natural and close to them: brown, earth, gray, milk, wood. True, the color palette of modern classics manufacturers have slightly expanded – it is possible to find greenish, bluish tints, but they are close to the natural colors. Used elements of the decoration – carvings, inlays, edgings.
- Classic furniture can fit all rooms: from the hallway to the living room, but the classical interior needs space. It is better to avoid classical plastic decor, it is recommended to make it from natural materials, and it is advisable to use only classical elements.
- Classic furniture does not mean that it is impossible to integrate modern household appliances – refrigerator, oven, hob you can hide so that they are not visible but comfortable to use.
- The classic interior uses a lot of natural textiles: curtains, draperies, upholstery. It can be satin, linen, silk, wool, cotton. Vegetative motifs predominate.
- Necessary classical furniture of the living room and bedroom – chests of drawers, couches, cabinets, cupboards. When composing furniture, make sure to make one of them the center of the composition, and place the others around to the sides.
Good luck in creating classics!