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Classicism in an interior

Classicism call art style and the esthetic direction in the European art of 18-19 centuries which is based on antique heritage. This style was specially created for registration of internal furniture of palaces and rooms of the well-known people.

Use of elements of antiquity as an example of harmony, severity, simplicity, monumentalism and logical clarity was the main line of architecture in style classicism. In this style geometrical forms are brightly expressed, there is a moderate quantity of jewelry. Thus such qualitative materials as a stone, a natural tree, silk and others are used. And, most often it is possible to see sculptures and jewelry a stucco molding.

In addition, in classical style of an interior not the solidity, monumental refinement, grandeur and finishing in noble tones to an aided eye is noticeable. Classicism differs in symmetry of planning, steadiness and logicality of composition, geometrical correctness. Thus the used spatial decisions are quite laconic. In these decisions accurate tracings and straight lines prevail. Thanks to it the interior has pronounced division of the placement on zones, differing in prospect and functionality.

To this style the aspiration of a form is characteristic up. Thus over the head always there is a lot of air that leads to feeling of a scope and freedom. In general feeling of freedom - quite important aspect of style. Therefore ceilings in a similar interior seldom happen less than three meters high.

The most outstanding interiors in style of classicism, perhaps, belong to a hand of Scot Robert Adam who started them creating in 1758 when returned from Rome. Architectural imaginations of Piranezi and archeological finds of the Italian scientists made big impression on it. For it classicism was style which on refinement almost does not concede rococo. Thanks to it classicism became known and we love both among respectable sections of society, and among aristocrats.

Basic elements

Let's consider basic elements which are peculiar to style of classicism. So, walls of the rooms issued in style classicism usually have a smooth surface, are quite often fitted by fabrics. They have accurate limited volumes which do not hide structure. To walls also softness of flowers is characteristic. Relief jewelry, like a stucco molding usually has a reserved form, is executed from a natural stone, silk and a tree.

It is possible to carry geometry, logicality of planning and emphasized static character of forms to basic elements of this style. In an interior usually always there are statues. Columns, some elements of antiquity and the big planes are also peculiar to such interiors. It is quite often possible to see finishing under gold. The parquet is usually executed from expensive grades of a tree. As for color scale of classicism, it can be both a white-blue shade, and gold, pink with elements. The furniture is usually executed from noble breeds of trees, it graceful, but at the same time not elaborate. The room in style of classicism is a room which has an accurate form, is filled with the atmosphere of heat, noble luxury, a cosiness. These rooms are not overloaded with details. Thus at them there is some respectability, consistency.

For finishing of walls expensive tactile wall-paper is usually used. Instead walls can be also trimmed by decorative plaster. The main materials for a decor of walls are metal, a stone and silk. The decor is usually reserved. The stucco molding and a wall list is quite often used. Paul usually gives all the best expensive parquet from Jara and to a merba.

Window frames and doors which are made from the integral massif, are considered as the most optimum option. After all they look quite prestigiously and quite correspond to the general stylistics. If you prefer more economic plastic version, choose materials which are made out under a tree.

Curtains in a classicism interior usually have soft lines, smooth perekida. Besides, they have classical svag and lambrequins. Such textiles give to a house interior severity and monumentalism, and also warmth and solemnity.

For this reason tailoring of curtains in classical style is made of such refined materials as brocade, heavy silk, gobelin fabrics, a taffeta and Jacquard. And would like to pay attention that these fabrics are generally used for heavy portieres. For curtains light fabrics - silk, a veil, organza are usually used.

For a decor various antique motives are usually used. In particular, at the rooms issued in style classicism there are pearls threads, laurel or flower garlands, scallops. In addition, color varnishes, especially green and white are quite often used. These varnishes are usually applied in combination with thin gilding. Generally, the interior in this style looks as premises of the museum. It is connected with that in such rooms the main lines of style - restraint remain, nobility, good taste, a harmony.

Colors and lighting

As for color scale, it usually has soft shades. Shades blue, white, pink and gold are for this purpose used. Similar colors together with the big planes well unload a brain. In general this style creates the cozy atmosphere in which it would be pleasant to have a rest. Same lack of small accessories promotes.

For lighting in these interiors the crystal chandelier is most often used. Except crystal the chandelier can be executed from a natural stone or qualitative glass. Not bad bronze or gilded chandeliers with plafonds in the form of candles which are made out in classical style look in an interior. Modern dot lighting does not contradict classicism and quite organically the interior fits in.

Furniture in an interior

The furniture in an interior of classicism is usually made of natural wood. In particular, wood of such grades as cherry, a nut and the Karelian birch is applied. Besides, for production of this furniture metal, a stone, silk and many other things is used. Quite often at production of furniture handwork is applied. A handrail and walls of sofas thus are decorated with jewels, inserts from valuable breeds of a tree. Besides, a handrail of furniture is quite often decorated with woodcarving and gilding. The N, despite all richness of registration and quality of material, furniture in an interior of this style usually has accurate straight lines. Thus it seems strict and simple.

Tables and chairs quite often have graceful legs. There is a china decorated with gilding and not striking drawing. Thus one of the major home decoration is the secretary with the cubic case raised on high legs. These secretaries enjoyed special popularity. They usually had difficult confidential system of locks and secret boxes. Sometimes in them there were even musical mechanisms. For handwork specialists in furniture thought up tables which were similar to beans. By the way, they and were called "bean". In production of tables, masters in furniture usually used such materials as a tree, bronze, marble. Thus jewelry from a jasper, nacre and other stones was put. In city apartments there were popular built-in cases which doors had the registration or which visually merged with finishing of walls.

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