6 details that kill the classic interior style


one Misplaced gilding

Historically, the classic interior style developed from the houses and palaces of the aristocracy, gradually becoming more accessible and minimalist. But the golden elements still add to its atmosphere and elegance, if chosen correctly. It can be a stylish decor, small pieces of furniture, inclusions in decoration or textiles. If you choose the right shade and quantity, gold complements the classic well.

But with gilding it is easy to make a mistake and overload the interior, make it out of place and flashy. For example, gilding is definitely out of place on a kitchen set or fittings, in particular, furniture handles. You should also avoid clichés, such as heavy golden tassels on curtain cords, gilded massive chandeliers.

2 Palace carved furniture

Carved wooden furniture is inherent in a more complex and heavy traditional classical style. It implies spacious rooms, high ceilings and strict attention to detail.

In an ordinary apartment, it is better to stick to a modern, lightweight version of the classics. Furniture can be wooden, elegant in shape, but complex and conspicuous carvings are best avoided. Instead, try choosing unusual upholstery for chairs, armchairs and sofas, hanging a picture in the room, or placing a noticeable vase. Such a decor is easier to change if it is tired, and its presence will not overload the interior in the same way as inappropriate large furniture will.

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3 Poorly selected materials

Each style of interior has its own materials that should be used when creating it. The classical direction is characterized by naturalness, for example, wood or stone. If it is not possible to purchase only expensive natural materials for repairs, select analogues, but carefully. For example, a laminate with a neat wood grain pattern and a rough surface is quite suitable for flooring. But linoleum will not look.

Also be careful with plastic, mirror and glossy surfaces. They should not overload the space and draw all attention to themselves.

four Elements from other styles

Styles can be mixed. For example, the classic is well intertwined with minimalism or eco-style. Designers are able to beautifully weave pop art paintings or ethnic elements into a classic interior.

But if you are trying to make the interior style recognizable and do not want to shift the focus from it, be careful with such experiments. Especially beware of budget and recognizable elements, such as Scandinavian: knitted textiles with Nordic patterns, white fluffy carpets and candles in candlesticks in the shape of a house.

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5 Missing Details

The overall impression of the apartment is set by small details, for example, a plinth. A narrow molded plinth, a white plastic switch on a colored wall, and protruding wires make it difficult to create a harmonious and elegant classic interior.

When creating a classic, pay attention to such little things and try to decorate them elegantly.

6 Too much decor

An unfortunate blunder that will make living in an apartment impossible is too many classic details. Stucco, wallpaper patterns, gilding, carvings, candelabra, crystal — all in one small room.

Try to create a neutral base for modern classics and dilute it with a couple of bright accents.

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