4 Tips on Decorating Your House in Art Nouveau Style
Do you fancy extravagant decorations? Well, in this case, Art Nouveau is the decorating style you need. Art Nouveau is an artistic movement that appeared in America and Europe at the end of the nineteenth century. It lasted for nearly twenty-five years (1890-1914) and at this time, the style defined itself as a reactionary design to the classic Victorian solid forms and historical architecture.
Tip 1: Art Nouveau is characterized by flamboyance, so try to find furniture and accessories that have elongated, and curvy lines. Your pieces of furniture should have elegant decorations such as natural forms of flowers, spider webs, locusts, peacock feathers, sea pods, thistles or roots.
Tip 2: Although some contemporary designers have oriented their Art Nouveau products to the masses, in the beginning this style was considered quite expensive. Art Nouveau means, in the first place, quality goods and fine craftsmanship, so try to stick to this rule as much as possible. If you cannot afford buying original pieces, you can always look for an imitation that is commercialized by online furniture dealers.
Tip 3: Let’s look at the walls. Art Nouveau nuances are elegant and subtle. Designers named these colors “greenery yallery”. Olive, sage, mustard, brown and gold, purples, violet, peacock blue, and robin’s egg blue are perfect choices if you want to surprise your guests with really beautiful colors. Natural symbols like flowers, feathers, dragons and birds look great as wall decorations.
Tip 4: The furniture should express your flamboyant personality. You might want to buy a couple of high-backed chairs in a glossy black lacquer, the trademark of the famous Art Nouveau designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Always look for objects with ornate pewter ornaments or with curvy shapes. A key element of this design should be the symbol of this design style, the Tiffany lamp, an umbrella-shaped piece of furniture.
Article From : vinter, G.M. (2013-01-22). Be An Ace in home decor
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