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Bedrooms in Scandinavian Style

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One of the features of Scandinavian style is its ability to increase the space visually. For modern small apartments, which scored mega-city, it is an undeniable plus and dignity. That is why it is just perfect for decoration of bedrooms. In addition, the Scandinavian style in the interior surprisingly practical, light and bright. It cut off all the excess, be it color, furniture or decor. Here are a few unique features that will help you arrange the bedroom.

Minimalism

Principle the better “Nedo” rather than “re” is observed in the Scandinavian style perfectly in all aspects, in all the rooms. This means all should be small furniture, decor, color. The best you will have a lot of “empty” space, which will be made to each area. Especially in the bedroom.

White color

The main and most common. It can set off a light beige, light blue or light pink shades of furniture or decor. Bright colors accent only, most often in the decoration, the most common black, green, red, blue.

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Accent wall

It is exactly the same technique by which the space increases bedside place the accent wall. Select it a variety of ways painted in different primary colors, pokleit wallpaper in the Scandinavian style with floral pattern, or place the entire decor is on it.

“Naked” window

Light should be a lot, and nothing can hinder its access to the room. Therefore, the windows are large and open all day. Sometimes they close blinds that are easy to pick up, or light and transparent curtains, shifted to one side.

Unusual items

To diversify and revitalize the interior, as the furniture and decor often appear unusual items curtains instead of doors cabinet, suitcase instead of bedside tables, wooden bench instead pouf. And there is no limit to your imagination – there is no place to put a garden ladder? But not to you can hang clothes or shoes to put, to place pots of fresh flowers. But you never know how you can use various objects, because no one says that the chair can only sit experiment.

Bedroom interior in the Scandinavian style is very simple and comfortable. It is easy to build, easy to live in it, easy to clean. And afterwards, it can be easily converted to any other style. But most importantly – it can breathe freely and easily. Because a lot of air and space. And it was in the bedroom the man is resting and gaining strength.

Children in The Scandinavian Style

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Strange, but it is not so popular to register a nursery in a Scandinavian style. But it meets all the requirements to the style of the room for the youngest residents. It has everything – it is completely safe and practical, develops imagination and thirst for creativity.

Only natural wood

Scandinavian style in all the rooms with natural materials presented, but in children it usually is firm. All furniture is made from natural wood, and paint it harmless to the health of paints and varnishes. They do not cause allergy, do not enter into chemical reactions with other materials. In addition, the wood floor, for example, is very warm and the kids can enjoy playing right on it.

The purity of forms

Only the most simple and concise form of furniture with slightly rounded corners. Sometimes all it is diluted with fine carved patterns or “childish” drawings.

Practicality

Children grow quickly, and every year to buy new furniture can be very difficult. But the Scandinavian style, and closes this problem. In its basis – practical furniture for children’s rooms. Thus, the bed can “grow” with the child, cabinets have a huge number of shelves in different sizes.

White color

It is used for the main surfaces – the ceiling, walls, floor. “Cold” white shades soften – instead of snow-white, use milk. Beat white as possible and with the help of a “happy” colors on the walls – blue, light pink, beige, light purple, light green. It can be used at no more than 2-3 shades, besides white. And do not worry about soiled, simply let kids draw on the walls – when they grow up, you can easily paint over all, now – let develop their artistic taste and create their own world. After all, it’s their room.

Colorful madness

Toys must be the craziest and bright colors. They are conveniently located everywhere – on shelves, on the floor, on a window sill at the door, in the chair. Toys play the role of color patches and child it is appropriate to arrange a festive carnival colors. You can not limit yourself and give free rein to their imagination. In addition, colorful toys to hide the mess in the room, which is very important for kids.

If you are still thinking about whether to register children in the Scandinavian style, just show it to the kid, and he will understand the enthusiastic reaction that did not make a mistake. In this room, your child can create absolutely any world, this “background” does not limit the imagination and spurs her, revealing plenty of opportunities.

We go on a journey together with a Colonial Style!

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This is purely an eclectic style that does not have strict rules and frameworks. But there are certain “tags”, which can be found immediately.
Color and material:
• neutral, proximity to nature, the colors – shades of terracotta, yellow, beige, white, brown, sand, olive, ocher, gold;
• natural materials – leather, fur, clay, ceramics, bronze, natural wood;
Today, the combination is allowed in the colonial style of various materials, but natural to be no doubt anymore;

Finish:
• rough matte plaster on the walls, painted in light shades – beige, sand, white. Wallpapers are extremely rare, are allowed from natural plant fibers – bamboo, jute, sisal. Furnish combined with bamboo, wood, masonry;
• as a floor covering using black, whitewashed Morin board or ceramic tiles under brick or stone with a rough surface.

Furniture:
• wooden furniture from exotic wood – teak, yew, rubber and tulip tree, Chinese mahogany, rattan, Asian species walnut;
• Wicker furniture made of water hyacinth – robust and reliable, it is often supplemented with covers and pillows – or vice versa bright neutral. Bamboo furniture is also common, but much less frequently;
• furniture made of dark wood. The reliability and practicality – the key characteristics of this style, so all the furniture is made of wood, making a simple form and combining with the skin, fur, and bronze;
• traveler’s attributes – a variety of suitcases, trunks, travel bags, traveling bags have long ceased to be a purely road and could become valuable pieces of furniture – bedside tables, table tops. They are one of the most characteristic features of the colonial style;
• Bamboo blinds on the windows;
• wooden folding shutters;
• basketry, carved or inlaid screen that separated small rooms for the convenience of traveling;
• wicker ceiling fan in his time defended the colonists from the heat.

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Textile:
• rough, natural fabrics natural colors – cloth, brocade, velvet, silk, cotton, linen. Of these, sewn pillowcases on the pillows, furniture covers, curtains and canopies. Bags decorated with beads, embroidery and applique – with the image of traditional African or Asian designs.
• carpets and rugs, embroidered floor mats and a huge carpet with geometric and floral ornaments.

Decor:
• cult objects – figurines of gods, altars and musical instruments;
• hunting attributes – stuffed birds and animals, antlers, antique weapons and garments, hides on the walls and floor;
• live plants – palms, ferns, bamboo stems, exotic flowers in clay pots;
• utensils – painted, made of bronze and silver, hand-made pottery, dishes with just any unusual form;
• «scientific» items – telescopes, maps, glazed herbarium, measuring instruments, compasses.

The ancient coins, board games, action figures and Buddha netsuke, fans and articles of clothing, shells and pictures, mirrors, baskets, masks, candles and candle holders – in everything that is brought from travel can be used as decoration. In choosing the decor may be a clear ethnic identity – African, Indian, Chinese, Middle Eastern, Native American. Here you can meet and bizarre symbioses all styles at once. Items that are seemingly simply can not coexist in the same space of time, easily get along in the colonial style.

Such a strange and yet very harmonious style, not by chance is so popular today, given the growing interest in the cultures of different African, Eastern and Asian countries. It is so comfortable and cozy, it is not overloaded detail and small change, does not hurt the eyes with bright colors and immediately evokes nostalgia for the vast deserts and mysterious caravans.

Mysterious Asian style

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The mysterious and taciturn East has always attracted a lot of attention. So do not look like their culture on the European so incomprehensible and mysterious, that wanting a little touch to it every year becomes more and more. Diametrically opposite philosophy of life is reflected primarily in the interior, giving us an Asian or oriental style, which at the same time reflect the principles of Japanese, Chinese, Indonesian, Thai and Indian.

The main secret of style:

Flexibility and versatility

This dissimilarity constituent cultures in one concept, allows everyone to choose exactly what he was looking for – minimalism and rationality Japan splendor and bright colors of China, warm and spicy motifs India and Indonesia. This is surprisingly easy to combine with modern interiors and with each other.

The basic principles of style:

Use of natural materials

In any of the above crops, the main materials are wood – black ash, rosewood, walnut, bamboo; stone, metal.

The simplicity and clarity of lines

All the furniture is low, rectangular, without decoration. She always compact and multifunctional. Its arrangement is different – a Japanese style embodiment is parallel to the walls, and in Chinese angle to each other or to the walls.

Minimalism

Houses Asians are generally less than European, so they look a little austere interiors – only the most necessary furniture, and a minimum of decoration.

Features Style:

The principle of yin and yang

The entire interior is built on contrasts – light and dark, air and earth. Nowhere is it scans in color contrasts dark furniture and bright walls.

Careful attention to color and texture

The color palette is varied and differs depending on the selected cultural tradition – Japanese involves the use of muted colors and light colors – brown, green, yellow, beige. Chinese palette is brighter and contrast – red, yellow, blue, and gold.

In addition to color, great attention is paid to the texture of the material selected. Walls often trim a simple plaster or paint textured paint bright colors or covered with wallpaper – bamboo, rice, silk, with a soft texture under flax or sand. Contrasting areas can be decorated in wood or stone.

The ceiling is painted in the color of the walls or trim in dark wood. Tiled matte wood, laminate, stone or ceramic tiles.

Bamboo window blinds

However, in the Chinese tradition-oriented interior, the windows are decorated with lush, beautifully decorated with silk curtains.

Low furniture

Since the East decided to sit on the floor – low tables and chairs, and non-existent. Bed and low, sometimes it’s just a mattress on the floor.

Paper, bamboo or silk screen

In Japan, by such screens divide the living space, creating a separate room.

The laid floor

Entering the house in China and Japan, the hosts and guests remove their shoes and be sure to walk around the house barefoot, in addition, in these cultures made to sit on the floor. So all the floors are covered with certainly – in Japan, mats and carpets in China.

diffused illumination

At the heart of the eastern philosophy – harmony principle which must be respected in all. Lighting should promote relaxation and calm person, so this style is not used straight, blinding light. The scattered, subdued lighting creates a uniformly distributed around the apartment Oriental lamps with shades made of rice paper or bamboo can be found spotlights.

Water

In the Asian interior must be present water – in aquariums, fountains, or in the form of small cascades. Her babbling have to be heard.
live plants

Ikebana, or an orchid, and any other plants native to Japan and China.

Decoration

It is difficult to imagine an Asian style with no characters, figurines netsuke, fans, porcelain, ikebana, bonsai, traditional weapons, armor, images pagoda, cherry, lotus. And where do without Chinese lanterns, “wind chimes” and bells.

To fit this style?

If you love the harmony and order, prefer minimalism in interior and want to stay at home, not only the body but the soul – Asian style for you. You can easily combine it with contemporary trends, if not ready to immerse themselves in the philosophy of life of Japan or China.