English style home
You often hear that the interior is furnished in English style, but do you know what to imagine by this term?
When you say English Home, a native Englishman imagines his home where he finds family traditions, a home where he lives and resides and has all the comforts that belong to life. The interior is colourful, full of designs, colours and materials, but in the end there is a feeling of pleasant harmony and a sense of welcome.
Englishmen are known for their love of nature, they like to use natural materials that guarantee timelessness, can age and their quality only grows with time. These include wood, natural stone, marble or solid wood in the kitchen, and all these materials are found in combination with wrought iron or brass.
The interior is dominated by wood, which in itself could look harsh, so it is often supplemented with textiles that will warm you up in cold and rainy weather. And at the same time, will soften your home and add to the elegance and luxury.
The dominant feature of the living room is a warmed up fireplace, which will attract you to a peaceful relax with your loved ones or with a book. You can sit down on a soft or with a deep seat or on comfortable easy chairs. Upholstery tends to be monochromatic, but the rule is usually a combination of different materials, colours and patterns. The textiles used are velvet, leather or damask.
In addition to a comfortable seating, the interior also features high-quality, handcrafted, solitary furniture such as bookcases, chests of drawers or cupboards, where decorations can be exhibited to represent a strong bond with the family. Other accessories are candlesticks and mainly vases with freshly cut flowers. The motive of flowers can be found on all textiles – upholstery, pillows, bedspreads, tablecloths, curtains and wallpapers. Tassels and fringes usually accompany textiles. The patterned carpet is also an essential complement to an English home.
It is allowed to combine different patterns throughout the interior, especially on textiles. For floral designs we can alternate larger and smaller motives. The mix of floral patterns with strips or a combination of flowers with historical ornaments will also be striking. To avoid overdoing it when combining, we can use the same colour in different shades or connect patterns with the same colour in the background. You can check whether the selected combination of patterns and colours will match and our resulting intent will be harmonious or rather overcrowded with samples of wallpapers or fabrics stacked side by side. However, the overall harmonization of the interior is best left to an experienced professional.
The used colour palette is also inspired by nature – in the interior we can find pink and yellow colour, which we see not only on fabric patterns, but also on live roses in the garden. Green colour can evoke the hills behind the house, shades of blue the streaming river or slowly flowing sky.
The walls are painted both in muted earthy tones and in light pastel colours, they can be covered with wallpaper or panelled with wooden cassette tiles. On the walls we see mirrors in frames that add depth to the space, nature-themed images, family portraits or wall lamps. In room lighting, it is typical to use more than one central light source. A pleasant source can be a fireplace, floor and wall lamps or candlesticks.
Not only in the bathrooms can traditional tiles be seen in English style. Wooden wall panelling combined with wallpaper is also popular.
An unusual combination of materials, colours and patterns will leave you with a charming impression. Living in such a designed home is full of comfort and harmony.
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