Rococo style in the interior - the characteristic features of Rococo (+ photos)

The playfulness and lightness of the space, decorated in the rococo style, undoubtedly will be to the taste of refined sensual natures, who value their own comfort and who can receive joy and pleasure from life.

Historical information

Rococo style in the interior - the characteristic features of Rococo (+ photos) Rococo elegance

Rococo style in the interior - the characteristic features of Rococo (+ photos) Table set

The decorative rococo style was born in France in the distant days of the reign of King Louis XV (1715-1723). Having reached its apogee, this design direction quickly spread to the rest of Europe. Refined, refined and charming rococo style in the interior of noble houses recklessly reigned almost until the end of the XVIII century. His appearance was a kind of response to the excessive pretentiousness and pomp of the then popular Baroque style. For the described historical epoch, the key word was “elegant”, which rather accurately characterizes the fashionable rococo style.

Graceful Rococo style from the very beginning was not conceived by the creators as a fundamental architectural one. He was immediately focused on creating comfortable home interiors with a certain degree of intimacy, coquetry and lightness. The inspirer of this style is considered to be the Italian Jean-Louis-Ernest Mesonnier, since it is in his works that the asymmetric forms were first reflected, including the unusual contours of the quaintly curved sea shell. That is why the name of the style comes from the French word "rocaille", which means "decorative shell".

Fashionable Chinese

Rococo style in the interior - the characteristic features of Rococo (+ photos) Rococo in the interiors

In those years, it was extremely fashionable Exotic "branch" of the Rococo Chinoiseri (Chinese) style. Medieval Chinese motifs, stylization and decoration techniques were necessarily present in the interiors of all the rich houses of European nobility. Painted mobile screens were especially popular, thanks to whose presence it was possible to change the space visually with ease. Exquisite orchids and golden aquarium fish in moments of pleasant rest enjoyed all those present in the room. The decoration of the houses was lacquered elegant furniture made by skilled Chinese craftsmen. Tables for festive dinners served with beautiful dinner sets made of the finest Chinese porcelain. The presence in the house of tapestries made in pastel colors, which depicted Chinese emperors, warriors, dancers or concubines, as well as scenes from Chinese life, pagodas and flowers, was considered fashionable.

Design features for rooms

Rococo style in the interior - the characteristic features of Rococo (+ photos) Rococo Interior

Rococo Undoubtedly - This is a luxurious, elite style, and an ordinary apartment in a high-rise building is hardly suitable for it. But the rococo interior is the place to reign in a spacious country cottage with rooms with high ceilings and large windows.

  1. The main method of decorating a hall or living room in the rococo style is rounding the walls and then decorating them with fabric wallpaper (in the original - silk), carved panels, gilded ornaments and numerous mirrors, thanks to which the space visibly expands.
  2. The floors in the rooms can be wooden, marble or ceramic with curved baseboards of any height.
  3. The main element of the living room in the Rococo style is by right a small fireplace, covered with tiles made of marble, which should be decorated with porcelain figurines, bronze candelabra and clocks. Above the fireplace most often hangs a mirror in a luxurious gilded or bronze frame.
  4. As for the main artificial lighting of a room, the presence of an elegant chandelier with candle-shaped lamps and crystal pendants is characteristic of the rococo style. And on the walls will look wonderful sconces, resembling a sea shell or bowl. The rococo style is also well emphasized by the gold-plated or bronze candlesticks and candelabra with candles placed in all the rooms.
  5. When making boudoirs, it is characteristic to create an atmosphere of intimacy, therefore the room is made small in size with a low ceiling in delicate pastel colors. A combination of pearl white colors with pink, blue, cream or pale green shades are considered popular color solutions for the interior design of a boudoir. Also in its decoration must be present gold. As a rule, in the boudoirs can be traced to some extent oversaturation of various objects.

Rococo-style furniture

Rococo style in the interior - the characteristic features of Rococo (+ photos) Gold-carved sofa

An important feature in the forms of furniture of the era of Louis XV is the complete rejection of straight lines. It as if reflects the striving for the dissolution of individual parts in a single ensemble of all the objects in the room.

When decorating furniture, carving occupies a rather modest place, yielding leadership to bronze linings, with which you can effortlessly decorate pre-sanded surfaces. The surfaces of the furniture are first treated with colored lacquers, after which they are decorated with bronze overlays and carvings with gilding.

For the rococo style, dressers and secretaries are considered characteristic furniture. Therefore, in the office it is desirable to have a secretary, which is essentially a combination of a desk with a chest of drawers, in which there are many small secret drawers.

Rococo-interior is additionally decorated with especially female objects such as a secretary on high carved legs, a cardboard box (a drawer designed for storing papers), all kinds of puffs and bedside tables, small decorative dressing tables with a mirror.

Comfort is added to the interior by the presence of a beigeon in the room (fr. Bergere - a deep, upholstered armchair with curved legs) and a canape (a wide armchair similar to a sofa with a high headboard).

When choosing furniture, one should take into account that, in addition to its elegance and grace, it was pleasant to the touch and could delight a person, giving pleasure to his body in moments of relaxation and rest.

When creating the Rococo interior, remember that it is aimed at ensuring the convenience of the life style of the owners of the house, so any little things in life play an important role, almost all things and objects should create a feeling of comfort.

Video

You can see an overview of the rococo style in the following video:

Photos

Rococo style in the interior - the characteristic features of Rococo (+ photos) Mirror in the boudoir

Rococo style in the interior - the characteristic features of Rococo (+ photos) Rococo Bedroom

Rococo style in the interior - the characteristic features of Rococo (+ photos) Distinctive features of the Rococo

Rococo style in the interior - the characteristic features of Rococo (+ photos)

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