Decoration Today we will give a little history lesson, with the decor as the main character. And, over the years, different times and events have contributed to the emergence of various trends and decorative styles. One is neoclassical.
A style that began after discovering the ruins of cities like Pompeii and Herculaneum, a decorative style that focuses on the excesses with remarkable Greek and Roman influences. So take a seat and get comfortable because in today’s lesson will address the keys to the neoclassical style.
Origins of Neoclassical
As mentioned, the neoclassical style arose from various studies and Greco-Roman historical research, which extended to the decorative arts. And since its inception, this trend has not left to attract followers.
In neoclassical decoration, we can find three different times. The first commitment eclectic spaces where the influence of the Renaissance palaces and appreciate nuances of ancient Rome and Pompeii. The second is the grand neoclassical style, which emerged when many Europeans traveled to Greece and Southern Italy for inspiration and returned with their own interpretations of this era.
While the neoclassical style is arguably the consolidation of this trend in the nineteenth century and, therefore, the most recent in this style triumph simple lines and forms provided.
But how can we apply these influences to the decor in search of neoclassical interiors? At the beginning of this article, we said that it suffers from certain decorative style excesses. So, as far as colors are concerned, of course, succeed flashy colors like black, red, purple and gold.
In practice, we can add details to our neoclassical decor combining a room in neutral tones with splashes of these colors as luxurious and dramatic.
The walls are also protagonists of this style. As it comes closer to our house Greco-Roman antiquity, we must choose wallpaper with prints of Roman or Greek style. For example, flowers breathe classical antiquity or the elegant damask pattern.
The stucco walls, moldings, and columns are other details that will add beauty to our Greco-Roman neoclassical environments, as the floors and furniture with marble effect, stone and granite. That is materials that could well find in a house of ancient Rome or Pompeii.
As for furniture, classic pieces reminiscent include sidewalks as X-shaped, semi-circular tables, chairs and concave seats with leg scissors.
Have you lately seen a movie inspired by ancient Rome and ancient Greece? Look at your furniture, because in addition to symmetrical shapes, also succeed the high-quality materials such as pine and oak.
The finale: supplements
The final touch is in charge of accessories. Decorative details as striking as the statues of marble and stone vases in Greek style and silverware.
Another interesting detail to note is that neoclassical environments also tend to be bright. And this light comes mainly from the metallic surfaces and mirrors to dress our environments with an irresistible touch of glam and luxurious.
In short, a sophisticated decor with classical Greco-Roman shades that can add to our environments in small decorative strokes to avoid too commercialized atmosphere.