Modern American style in the interior in the form in which we know it today, was formed over several centuries, absorbed the features of the passing times, historical events. It was influenced by the colonial and classical style, country and art deco. The interior in American style is made by the owners of spacious apartments, country houses, cottages or penthouses. It is completely unobtrusive, calm and harmonious due to its democratic eclecticism.
The foundations of the style occurred during the development of new lands by European settlers. They brought with them to the Americas the European view of the style and ways of arranging the premises. The first colonists in a fit of nostalgia tried to recreate their habitual way of life under new harsh conditions. However, the difficulties and hardships that they had to endure left their mark. Thus, a new American colonial style, created mainly on the foundations of the English classics, appeared. But unlike it, it turned out to be simpler and more adapted to new realities.
Bedroom with elements of the colonial style.
Already at the beginning of the twentieth century, under the influence of luxurious art deco that dominated Europe, the American style in the interior of apartments and houses was somewhat transformed and transformed. He became more mannered, elegant and refined, absorbed signs of Hollywood luxury and emphasized beauty, which were successfully popularized by the film industry.
A kitchen with a traditional island in the center of the room and chic crystal chandeliers with Art Deco-style ruby suspensions.
The second half of the twentieth century again brought into the American interiors a touch of natural harmony and space, the spirit of rural peace and tranquility. Popular at the time, American style in the interior of a country house acquired signs of country music. But the style was not completely dissolved in rustic simplicity and simplicity. He retained the signs of a classic manner of organizing space and ways of decorating rooms in the spirit of Art Deco.
Bedroom in the style of American country of the second half of the twentieth century.
Modernity has added new features to the classic American style in the interior, such as the free layout of space, an abundance of technology and modern functionality. Democratic style has been preserved, allowing the use of both expensive natural materials and more budgetary counterparts during interior design. This approach contributes to the spread of style, using it to decorate small apartments of the population with average incomes and high-class apartments.
Cozy open-plan living room.
As a rule, the American style in the interior is recognized by three features:
Such signs are characteristic of various types of living space: houses, apartments, villas, villas, cottages. If you need to visually increase the area of the room, remove all possible partitions and walls. At the same time, the open space is zoned by means of finishing materials or furniture.
Living room in the style of American country.
This is interesting: despite the preference to combine all the rooms into one common space (kitchen, living room, hall, dining room, study), the classic American style in the interior reveres the right of everyone to their own territory. Thus, the bedroom and bathroom are necessarily separated by walls, which not only visually hide the owner of the room, but also absorb all kinds of sounds.
When designing an American-style home or office interior, its loyalty and eclecticism should be considered. That is, the room can be decorated in the classical tradition, combining harmonious shades of white and brown:
Open-plan living room in classic American style.
In parallel, you can use a contrasting color combination for decorating an apartment:
Spacious bedroom in a sandy-terracotta scale.
In order to properly organize the American style in the interior of a country house, it is enough to use plain, not too bright colors. The use of geometric patterns and volume textures is permissible.
The design of the living-dining room in the brown and sand tones with a bright blue accent.
The style is characterized by a smooth design of the walls:
Tip: you should not use bright, contrasting wallpaper with a replicated print to decorate the rooms as the free and unobtrusive atmosphere can be lost.
Typical methods for decorating ceilings in classic or modern American style are:
Examples of decorating the ceiling of rooms:
Note. Large spacious rooms require good lighting, so the lighting plays an important role in the design of the ceiling. They pay maximum attention.
For finishing of floors choose such materials:
Carpet is rarely used. A special feature of the American-style interior design is the preference for uncovered heated floors. Carpets decorate bedrooms or seating areas in the living room.
What is characteristic of American style the interior in the case of furniture arrangement?
First, it does not have along the walls. In large rooms there is enough space to put a sofa and several chairs in the center of the room, around which the rest of the furniture will be arranged.
Secondly, the furniture is chosen thoroughly, large, and most importantly - comfortable. In the case of kitchen furniture, also functional.
Thirdly, furniture from the same collection, harmoniously combined in texture, design and color, is placed within the same room or living area.
Furniture sets in the living room.
Examples of furniture in American style:
It is impossible to embody the classic American style in the interior without a good textile design. For curtains, they select a single-color natural or mixed fabric, sometimes with a small geometric pattern, characterized by a straightforward straightforward cut. Fluffy lambrequins and ruffles for windows in American style are not peculiar. Use of the Roman, Japanese curtains or blinds is possible.
To illuminate spacious rooms, designers choose various lighting scenarios:
Lighting is soft and natural.
Floor lamps and chandeliers in interior design.
Designers do not recommend saturating the interior with cumbersome decorative objects. On the contrary, in order to emphasize the comfort and simplicity of large American-style premises, fresh flowers and flower arrangements, decorative pillows and pictures or framed photos are chosen. This is quite enough to give the design completeness.
Decor accessories used in American-style interior design: