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How Has The Classic Interior Style Changed Thus Far?

When we consider what a classic interior design style is, we think back to Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome. Both society and nations were incredibly grandiose in their designs, and wanted to symbolize strength in their architectural styles.

However, their approaches become fascinating to the interior designers of the Early-Modern period, particularly during the Enlightenment period. But since the style can date back to 2500 B.C. and it’s revival can be traced to 1715, what can we say about this style in 2020? Well, for certain it has changed but it hasn’t gone as far as people might have thought or possibly hoped.


It’s not neoclassical

Neoclassical interior design is very easy to define. Consider a large bold shape, with columns, limestone, marble, and art surrounding the rooms. However, our view of ‘classic’ is skewed by how we have portrayed it in the modern world. Classic now also refers to neo-traditional interior design.

So consider a leather sofa but with curves. It’s a bizarre concept we know, but considering how many straight line sofas we have, a curvy leather sofa harks back to the age of traditional designs, mainly emanating from the 1900s.

How about a wooden coffee table, but with contemporary storage units? These things incorporated into one item, can make for a practical table which can be utilized for other things, beside enterinating guests.

A modern bookshelf doubling as a display cabinet would also merge two ideas of the classic style. However, it must be made out of wood, instead of steel. The stainless steel is reserved for contemporary cabinets, while the classic style can utilize walnut, cherry, oak, etc.

Classic dining

The classic style has a way we loved to stay close to it’s’ greek roots. It’s vital that it does so, because it would be hemmed in by the contemporary style and lose it’s originality.

Thankfully, when you go to Netvouchercodes.co.uk you can see that Oak Furniture Superstore has some classic dining sets that fit the bill perfectly. They have oak wood, made into clean open design which allows for unfettered access to all sides and corners of the table.

Usually, traditional tables curve, ebb, flow and generally, but these types of classic tables are more akin to the modern styles of minimalism. Back in Ancient Rome, they used to dine on such tables, because they were open, and their seating was further back. This nothing impeded their reaches.

Neutral is normal

Contemporary interior designers seem to think that they have exclusivity on neutral styles and even pastel palettes. But this is not the case as the neoclassical style was the very first to give birth to white walls, white seating and beige accessories and or ornaments. So consider a few things that could make your home agree with this neutral color scheme.

Beige leather sofa. The curves have to be implemented into the design, so avoid straight line designs. A pastel yellow work of art. This could be a sculpture or a figurine that you can place on a side table or in the foyer or garden.

A white fountain. This could bring life to your garden not just in style but in wildlife relevance. Birds can bath or drink from the water and it would stand out from the lawn. A limestone backsplash. Don’t forget the importance of the kitchen. The backsplash done in limestone tiles would be an amazing addition.

Lighting has to be bold

Natural light is the main source of household light for both the classic and traditional styles. The reason why we mention traditional styles in tandem is that the modern classical style was influenced by traditional, which was also influenced by ancient classical styles. However, they both progressed in the linear fashion as explained.

Therefore, we must have large windows, mainly framed wall windows. These would mean that natural light and vision outside the home was very clear. You can also have circular windows in the foyer over the front door.

Natural light can also be allowed into the home, by not having window curtains. Try to add mirrors sparingly, but they can be used to bounce light around the rooms. Instead of having metal, you can rely on this material to shine the sunlight around the home.

The classical style hasn’t changed a lot from its roots. It’s just gotten more practical and manages items a lot better in terms of material affordability and friendly design. Do you think you could learn to love this interior design style?

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