Chic interior - how to create and design
Although chic and luxury cause a strong association with expensive mansions, they can be embodied even in the decoration of a modest country house or apartment in Khrushchev. The inner content does not always correspond to the outer shell. As they say, you cannot forbid beautiful life. In order to recreate the chic interior in your home, it is better to hire a professional, since such a design is based on details and does not tolerate amateurism. The luxurious interior of the apartment will require an impressive investment and genuine designer talent. In a chic setting, you will want to not only live, but also endlessly host the guests, because the house has something to see and something to admire. Luxury housing should look expensive, elegant and spectacular, as if from the cover of a magazine about fashion trends in design. We will talk about what nuances you need to consider when upgrading expensive apartments.
How to make out
Luxury is a relative concept, although the rules are not alien to it. In order to get such an interior at home, you have to arm yourself with taste and finances. Be prepared for big investments, as the implementation of great ideas in cheap materials will not lead to anything good. Bad taste will also negatively affect the interior composition. The unity of style must be respected in every room. So that the overall composition does not crumble into separate pieces, each room seems to be strung on an invisible common thread and at the same time retains its uniqueness. For example, the kitchen should resemble rooms that are rarely used for their intended purpose, because the prosperity of the owners allows you to dine more often in restaurants than at home. The bathroom can be like a spacious pavilion of a beauty salon, where they relax to slow music or carry out a number of cosmetic procedures. It is advisable to provide it with a jacuzzi or steam room.
The bedroom is an ideal corner for relaxation, in which with great comfort you can read a book or take care of yourself at a chic boudoir. The living room is designed for large openings of guests and does not resemble those rooms where friends' companies play a monopoly and watch football matches. A mandatory element of the interior will be a bar. The study is decorated in a classic style with an abundance of genuine leather. The main attribute of this room is the library. In spacious cottages there is certainly a place for a dining room with a long dining table. However, such a space for the embodiment of the ideas of the designer is the destiny of private houses. In one-room apartments or modern studios there is no room for such maneuvers. This is not a reason to abandon the dream of an expensive design. Although luxury and cramped spaces combine poorly, a number of tricks and techniques will allow you to embody the ideas of a beautiful interior in a cramped framework.
Key factors and style
The secret of designing a luxurious interior lies in a skillful combination of colors, proper selection and arrangement of furniture, a combination of textures of materials and polishing of decoration. The selected style will play a fundamental role in the design. It is he who will provide a guide for the designer. The line of elite styles include both classic and modern trends. Although professionals more often take the interiors of French country mansions as a basis. In their style, a trio of ageless classics was noted: Empire, Rococo and Baroque. The styles are similar to each other and use an abundance of elegant decor, soft floral patterns on expensive textiles, antiques, stucco molding and gilding. Furniture is selected from natural wood. The walls are papered with expensive floral wallpaper. These directions are ideally suited for apartments with a large number of rooms that are similar in layout to palaces. A calmer classic prefers deep chocolate shades in combination with white, flowing shapes and lines, soft fabrics of curtains, tablecloths and upholstery. Heavy chandeliers hanging from the ceilings are decorated with crystal and gilding. The walls are decorated with reproductions of paintings by famous artists. The floors are covered with expensive wood and rugs with patterns in soothing brown tones.
Colonial style is also attributed to the line of luxury, but its chic is manifested somewhat differently. The direction welcomes bright decorative details against the background of calm pastel shades. This style refused from stucco molding and an abundance of elaborate details. More and more angular forms are found in it, similar to the details of modern directions. The colonial style is a harmonious combination of classics and ethnics, because such houses were built on foreign territory. All the same, the influence of local culture seeped into the interior piece of the motherland, which poured into unusual design details: original paintings on the walls, exotic indoor plants, handmade vases and jugs, curtains with national motifs.
Neoclassic is a fashionable potpourri that combines old principles with new design techniques. Eco-style can also be luxurious. Natural materials are always expensive. Of course, panoramic windows, wooden furniture and minimalism in details look a little like classic luxury, but the concept of “chic” also changes over time. Even a blockhouse made of timber can look expensive and stylish if it embodies the canons of the Alpine style of a chalet or industrial loft.
Features of the organization of space
Luxurious housing requires large areas. The furniture on them is placed at ease and at the same time use its minimum set, since there is no need to force every meter of the room. Central compositions are welcome. For example, a kitchen with an island layout, a living room with a main zone in the middle of the room or a bed without a standard accent wall behind the head of the bedroom. To visually increase the space, a large number of reflective surfaces are used: mirrors and glasses.
Glamor in the interior
One of the options for a chic modern interior is a glamorous style. It focuses not on aesthetics, but on value. The decoration uses only the most expensive, branded items:
- Original paintings;
- Leather and fur;
- Exclusive details that are created in only one copy.
Of course, all this expensive splendor, in the absence of taste, can be mixed into ridiculous combinations, so it’s better to invite a professional designer for decoration. It will stylishly arrange a glamorous collection around the perimeter of the premises and the interior will look organically.
In the color palette, calm shades that combine with noble, deep tones should prevail. The second includes:
- Saturated wine color;
- Deep shade of blue velvet;
- Juicy chocolate tone;
- Emerald green;
- Bright lilac lavender;
- Amber yellow;
- Steel gray;
- Light peach tint.
The interior palette should subconsciously cause an associative series with expensive things. For example, burgundy red resembles a shade of expensive wine in a crystal glass, and blue velvet has traditionally been used in upholstery of palace furniture.
When choosing colors, focus on your inner feelings. The situation should not only conform to the canons of chic and let dust in your eyes, but also be comfortable, because the owners will have to live in it, and not visit occasionally during the festivities. It is the color palette that has a huge impact on the formation of mood and "aura" of a room.
Furniture and fittings
Furniture is made only from natural materials. No imitations (particleboard, MDF) can be used in a luxury setting. It is advisable to select furniture sets that will be diluted with unique antique items. Handles are made of bronze, brass or other metal with gilding. This coating is also used in mirror frames, baguette framing of paintings. Facades of furniture are decorated with rosettes, moldings and elegant carved decor.
Do not forget about lighting
An important role in the correct perception of space is lighting. In a luxury apartment, there is usually a lot of it, since such an interior cannot have a priori flaws, so the light should penetrate its most remote corners. Glass and mirrors, which are used in a chic design, have been mentioned above to enhance their reflective effect, the backlight is combined with these elements. Not only ceiling chandeliers are used, but also sconces, lamps (floor, table) and hidden lamps that give diffused light.
A stylish addition to the decor will be the installation of hidden bulbs in the ceiling space, if the frame was used in the room when decorating the ceiling. This additional lighting when the chandelier is turned off will create a mystical twilight.
Important interior details
Design is always brought to mind with the help of decorative trifles. They resemble the finishing touches in an almost finished painting, when the artist steps back a couple of steps, critically evaluates his creation and adds a couple of brush strokes that make the canvas complete. In luxurious styles, they do not save on trifles, although the general decoration of the room is already replete with handmade samples and numerous decorations. Sofas and beds must be decorated with pillows made of expensive fabrics with neat patterns. The floors are carpeted. For example, Persian, if there is an opportunity to acquire them. Horizontal surfaces should not be wasted, that is why they put old telephone sets, lamps with statues instead of legs, elegant vases made of porcelain or stone with fresh bouquets, family photos in neat frames. The real decoration of any room will be a full-length sculpture of a man. In classical styles, these can be statues of Greek gods, and in modern ones - ordinary people in unusual poses.
Luxurious interiors remain an unattainable dream for many who do not have the finances to realize their fantasies. Unfortunately, there is no budget alternative to create such a design. Uncompromising is one of the qualities of chic. If finances allow, but doubts about your own taste prevail, then it is better to turn to a professional for help. If you clarify all the nuances and choose a competent specialist, then housing will not only look expensive, but will also lead to permanent residence in it. Indeed, this is the trouble of many luxurious interiors: they look beautiful, but remain museum-like cold and uncomfortable.