If you are tired of the hustle bustle of the city-living room awaits you Provence style. The atmosphere of serenity, warm Idyll cute French villages, hidden in the tenderness of the lavender meadow, dormant peacefully under the clean, Blue Sky.
Provence is a town in the South of France, famous for the extraordinary sea with deep blue tint, fantastic scenery and delicious cuisine.
What do I need before I get design? Completely forget about modernity. Progressive technology, bright shades, trendy materials giving way to calm relaxed time.
Provence refers to country style, but call it «village» It is impossible to. Under the apparent modesty hides a dazzling splendor and thoroughly thought-out idea. Living room design Provence respects exclusively natural materials: in favourite tree surrounded by vines, ceramics, faience, natural fabrics, stone and brick.
Provence prefers muted, pale paint, able to move you into breathable tranquility, giving marine smell, Sun soaked quiet corner.
Lavender, light-grey, milk, White, sand, Beige, ochre, Terracotta, coffee with milk, pale Indigo, olive, Pistachio, aquamarine-style palette.
Intense colors are appropriate only in small details, to attract attention (decor lamps, small couch cushions, the brightness of flowers).
The Interior of the living room in the style of Provence is full of old and archaic-surface cleaning, cracks, roughness. At a great price handmade products, made a little careless or having traces of time. The main role in the style of décor is given, furniture and decoration.
Otdelyvaem living room
♦ Paul. There is nothing nicer looking, than warm, smelling like the coziness of wood. Leave alone the glossy parquet, brilliant laminate or linoleum. Wooden floor can be only lightly touch matte varnish. Alternative — tile «antique». You can lay a floor mat, which will be clearly visible scuff.
Perfect Paul in Provence meets saying: «Tightly sewn, but not very well done».
But how to be, If you have small children in the House? From rough surface them better protect. Provence allows and paint it, but with one condition: only light shades! The lighter color boards, so perceptive will look all premises.
♦ Wall. They do not carry any loads in common style. White color almost Gothic decorative plaster is only background decoration and furniture.
Council! If you are against the use of plaster, use paintable wallpaper from lineup «Country-style». But the desktop (especially paper) are not allowed.
♦ Ceiling. It is also just a background. Leave it white and untouched. Provence antiques lover-the role of attractions can successfully implement the wooden beams.
Special chic will, If the wood just Interior (furniture legs, beams, countertops) supports a single style. Drawing of a tree it is possible to emphasize the semi-transparent light varnish in one layer.
The quality symbol of Provence serves as one of the original colouring («Shabby Chic» -the effect just erased paints, under which the visible texture of basic material).
Of course, tree. The living room of this style you must maintain a reputation well-deserved room, where has grown not one generation of households. Therefore, for the wooden furniture is better to go to antique shops. A massive sideboard, poskripyvaûŝee Rocking Chair, racks and cabinets with drawers open places, uncouth table.
If the old living room furniture Provence style look for hard, It can be replaced with a modern set, but vintage, with an abundance of metal accessories, decorated with carving, patina, light gold. Magnificent murals will be with vegetable or fruit motifs.
Furniture furnishing (sofas, chairs, chairs) the simpler will form the better. Upholstery choose cozy-home. Open the trunk of my grandmother: flax, Baptiste, cotton, chintz. Coloring — flowers, streak, sometimes allowed cage.
Don't miss an important detail: for «sedentary» furniture need cases. Monochrome, light shades, either with a vegetative ornament.
You do not need to build furniture is strictly on the wall. Vice versa-Provence wants and requires freedom. Climate spread the small cozy-groups. For sofas scatter cute pads-dumočki, the tables cover the tablecloths and napkins from flax, on the floor throw homespun mats. The center of the room give a large carpet with floral pattern.
♦ Fireplace-to be or not to be? Does the presence of Provence the fireplace in your living room -the subject of the dispute of modern designers. The problem is solved quickly: It all depends on your desire. If you want to, to have a sitting room with a fireplace, Watch, so it does not look modern.
As an option, You can clothe in brick/stone, get rid of parts of glass, plastic and to focus on the top shelf. And for the credibility of lay «security zone» antique keramoplitkoj.
Furnished living room
♦ Window. Provence is the light, heat and solar threads. Shutters French homes closed only at night, the window during the day were always open. For Windows in a Provence style curtains are not necessary-they inhibit the access of air and light.
Exception become bright, weightless curtains for living room in the box, or with plant ornaments. Be sure to tie up their romantic ruffles, light fringe, tassels or ribbons. Alternatively, you can use the roller, or Roman blinds.
♦ Cute trinkets. Provence with trepidation refers to all, that recalls the past events. Give a second life to ancient relics (porcelain figurines, embroidered paintings, family photographs in romantic frames). Funny cloth or porcelain dolls, baskets and vases, caskets and boxes.
One of the elements of style-the birdcage. Fine work, elegant, with wrought-iron grills.
Provance respects the metal, but only the graceful, refined. Watches can and should be, preferably round shapes, dressed in porcelain and necessarily having Roman dial. Fresh flowers! Pretty much everywhere else.
Another highlight of Provence-use under the flower pot first, that came to hand: Kettle, pitcher, old bucket.
♦ Light. Pick up for a room stacked, but do not create «the severity of the» chandeliers, desk lamps with faience items. From lampshades best avoided, or make them very light.
If you decide to join a room, the best option will be, If kitchen-living room Provence will split large dining table made of natural wood. Round shape, necessarily coated tablecloth, embroidered manually.
Mistresses have always many Provencal tablecloths, they change them every day, constantly introducing something new in interiors.
The center of the table is decorated with a cute flower corsage, just ripped and fragrant. This table will be a symbol of home furnishing, where will meet home and enjoy socializing.
Browse, as laboriously, lovingly created by the Interior reshape living room, fill it with serenity, tenderness and sincerity:
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