Renaissance style interior
The Renaissance-style replaced the Gothic style and retained its relevance for three centuries. Religious themes gave way to a return to the principles and forms of ancient art. The main principle of this style is the integrity and harmony of the composition, all interior elements are arranged in an orderly manner, in compliance with balance and symmetry.
The Renaissance belongs to the classical styles, so the composition of the premises is built on the principles of symmetry. The placement of all interior elements is thought out very carefully. In each room, a compositional center is defined, on both sides of which, mirroring each other, there are pieces of furniture and decor. That allows you to harmoniously interconnect all the elements of the interior into a single ensemble. In the living room, the compositional center, most often, is a fireplace, in the bedroom - a bed, in the kitchen - a stove or table with chairs. To create an interior in the Renaissance style, you need a spacious room with high ceilings and large windows. The rooms should be filled with air and light.
For interior decoration in this aesthetics, expensive natural finishing materials are used. The walls are divided into separate panels and decorated with frescoes. For the decoration of walls, marble, natural stone or sandstone is used. Also used for decoration are textured plaster, carved panels of valuable wood, velvet, and brocade. The ceiling will give solemnity to the interior. It should be vaulted or caisson, with stucco or painting. The shape of the caissons can be very different: rectangular, square, polygonal and even round. Antique plant motifs and images of mythological figures are characteristic of the painting. Marble, natural stone or parquet from precious wood is used in the decoration of the floor. To make the interior softer and more comfortable, you can lay a large rug made of natural wool with oriental ornaments on the floor.
Gorgeous massive furniture in the spirit of antiquity, with rich three-dimensional carving and inlay, emphasizes the grandeur of the interior in the Renaissance style. But there should not be a lot of furnishings. The furniture is decorated not only with carvings, but also with beautiful expensive upholstery made of silk, brocade or velvet. Special attention should be paid to the bed. Thanks to the high carved headboard and canopy, this piece of furniture has a truly magnificent appearance.
Large windows fill the room with plenty of light in the daytime. As lighting devices, three-dimensional forged or crystal chandeliers, sconces and floor lamps, stylized as candles and candelabra, are used. Due to their sophisticated look, they are a real decoration of the interior.
Decorative items and accessories
Textiles with elegant embroidery are actively used in the decor: curtains, bedspreads, decorative pillows. As in furniture upholstery, only expensive fabrics are used: silk, velvet, brocade. The windows are decorated with multilayer curtains made of heavy silk with lambrequins, tassels, and twisted gold cords. The walls make niches in which sculptures are installed. Also, for interior decoration, they use picturesque canvases and mirrors in luxurious frames, large vases, candlesticks, bronze figurines, antique watches, porcelain. Columns, pilasters, lintels act as architectural decorations.
The color scheme does not have any restrictions. The main thing is to avoid sharp coloristic contrasts. Everything is built on a harmonious combination of mid-tones. One-color smoothly flows into another. Pastel colors will help to make a room majestic. They are best used in the decoration of significant surfaces. Deep, saturated colors (burgundy, emerald green) are suitable for decor, accessories, and upholstery. Gilding is used in all types of furniture and decorative elements. It goes well with any color, enriches the color scheme and makes the interior expressive.
Relevance of style
A house or apartment decorated in the Renaissance style amazes with the richness of decoration and demonstrates the impeccable taste of the owner. This is one of the most financially expensive interior styles. It is suitable for conservative personalities who prefer classical solutions to extravagant experiments, as well as for connoisseurs of Renaissance history and art. The Renaissance style is complicated in execution, therefore, for its implementation, it is better to invite a professional designer.