Have you ever thought about the differences between the Scandinavian countries? Many of us has the impression that all the Scandinavian style is the same all over the peninsula. But we must admit that this is not true. Each region has its own special features that are incorporated in the particular home interior designs. Danish interiors, for example, are very structural and they have something “cold” in their appeal. On the other hand, Swedish interiors are much softer, yet simple and elegant. Furthermore, the Swedish designers love to create cozy spaces.
When we are talking about Sweden, we have to say that the most popular style coming from this Scandinavian country is Gustavian. The style dates back to the 18th century when the Royal family returned back form France. Inspired by the French rococo, the Gustavian style is something like a new version with neoclassical influences.
Now, let’s have a look how you can bring the Gustavian home interior design style right into your place..
The Swedish home coziness and welcoming charm is something that can be easily adapted to every home. The color palette of the design is usually in pale and fresh colors that soften the atmosphere and create tranquility.
Yellow and blue colors are another typical combination for the Gustavian home interior design style. They are used as contrasting to each other while completing their own counterpoint. This is a perfect method to cheer your interior a little bit and bring fresh mood right into your place.
On of the most important elements in the Gustavian home design style is the lighting. It is best used in combination with neutral walls, for example. In the image, you see that the detailed crystal chandeliers grab the attention while the simple background frames the view, thus completing it.
If there isn’t an old clock that keeps the secrets of time in its shabby frame, the interior wouldn’t be Scandinavian. This typical interior accessory can be found in most Gustavian homes around the globe. One can still find some fine units of this masterpieces in the antique shops.
Talking about interior design, we have to say a word about all the accessories that humans use to decorate their places. If you are not able to find authentic mirrors, candlesticks or hat and coat racks, you can add an splash of gold paint to your existing ones, and you will get the desired Gustavian appeal.
Do you feel that sometimes old fashion becomes trendy again? These old style fabrics look fascinating nowadays when combined with the proper furniture. They add some timeless feel, yet stylish and elegant.
Carved legs are the key to recognizing old Gustavian furniture. Of course, it will be very hard to find original furniture, and in case you do so, you’d better have a deep pocket. The solution is to look around the furniture stores for such kind of units that have carved legs, as we already outlined. The shabby appeal is a bonus and will perfectly fit in a Gustavian room.
Only the richest people in 18th century could afford such kind of mahogany furniture. When creating the interior design for place and in case you want to recreate the noble atmosphere of a rich Gustavian household, you know what to look for. Otherwise, bet on white colors. They will help you feel comfortable in the stormy and gloomy winter days.
The smart combination between rustic table, sitting furniture made of wrought iron, pale and fresh wall colors and dark, yet warm cupboard colors, can easily recreate the traditional Gustavian style in a more contemporary way.
Placing contemporary furniture is not a bad idea at all. There is always an option to keep the classic appearance of the Gustavian style in your rooms, while using latest furniture trends.
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