The design of the house in the English style is an eternal classic, which is still popular today, with a large number of admirers. English interior is considered one of the most difficult for most designers and includes mixed styles, being eclectic.
The English (Victorian) interior of the dwellings appeared during the reign of the British Queen Victoria. Asian exotics, romantic motifs, baroque, gothic - it seemed that these were completely incompatible styles. However, the ability to combine them in one interior - and there is design in English.
A small house in English style for fans of the medieval era.
Living room in English style in a country house in south London. Restrained, but stylish interior of the guest room.
The facade of the house is in English style with gothic elements. It is also noteworthy that the design of the courtyard, which in alliance with the house, looks unrivaled.
In this article, read:
- 1 Admirers of the English style
- 2 Surface Finishing
- 3 Furniture and accessories
- 4 Secrets of the English style. Video
Admirers of the English style
Let's look at who, in the first place, can come and like the British interior of the houses:
- To admirers of classics. Such people can be called slightly conservative, but hardly anyone will be able to challenge their impeccable taste. Aristocratism and restraint are the main definitions that describe such an interior.
- Houses in the English style are great for collectors of various old knickknacks - porcelain vases, figurines and other things that you can fill all the loose surfaces.
- Lovers arrange a large number of furniture in the premises. For those people who have minimalism in everything, the style of the English house is hardly suitable.
- Owners of a large (huge) collection of books.
Bedroom in English style with an unusual twist. For the upholstery of furniture, curtains and bedspreads, one fabric with an unassuming floral pattern was chosen.
A simple, modest and cozy living room in English style in a small country house. Accents of red make the atmosphere in the room relaxed and cheerful.
In the British style is best to design the interior of a country house, which has a large enough area. After all, it is this interior that best meets all the criteria of a solid family living in a sound house.
However, in a small city apartment, you can create an amazing classic interior. The English style is characterized by high ceilings in the room and huge windows, which will visually increase the space of small apartments. Picture 1.
All materials that are planned to be used in British design, should be natural and of high enough quality. This applies to the decoration of the room, as well as decorative elements.
The white kitchen in the English style is the dream of the housewives, who can call themselves adherents of the classics.
The hall and living room of a large country cottage are made in the strict English style. The owner favorably stressed his status and sense of style.
Ideal for a family bedroom in English style. Classics and romance are a harmonious combination for a home.
The English style is characterized by the use of a tree maximum in the interior. And this is not only the doors of the dark wood of valuable wood, but also the floor, skirting boards, cornices, as well as wooden panels on the walls in combination with wallpaper.
However, the element of decor made of natural material is not cheap, so you can use modern panels and facades that mimic real wood.
The wallpaper is also applicable in the traditional British style. However, not all are suitable. It is best to match a Scottish cage or wide strips on wallpaper, made in dark red or dark green hues. Perfectly fit wallpaper in a small flower, with buds of roses and even with beautiful ornaments inspired by the colonial past - Indian motifs, birds of paradise, etc.
Quite often the British decorated the surface of walls and ceilings with stucco moldings. The ceiling painting is always a classic technique in English design.
If the interior design of your house will be completely executed in the British style, then its facades, porch and homestead area should also be as close to the era of the classics.
A chic guest room with a bar counter. Attention attracts a massive upholstered furniture, skinned.
Study room in English style. Strictness, restraint and sense of style are harmoniously combined in one interior.
An anteroom in English style in the house of an Italian businessman.
Furniture and accessories
In the English style there are several important elements that must be taken into account before decorating the interior in this way. It is a fireplace, a set of shelves or shelves with books and a large cozy fireplace chair with "ears".
Picking up furniture, do not forget to get a coffee table made of natural wood, the design of which is made in the classical style. An excellent option will be a set of identical tables of different sizes, which are placed under each other.
Prices for products made of natural wood are incredibly high. Given this, you can buy furniture for the bedroom, kitchen and living room, the facades of which are made of MDF and finished with natural wood veneer. But plastic and synthetic materials in the English interior should be completely absent.
Of the accessories in the British interior, candles with candelabra are traditionally used, lighting devices stylized for candlesticks, animal skins and reptiles, wicker furniture elements.
All elements of decor should look expensive and respectable.
Wood, bronze and silver - these are the main materials for making accessories of the Victorian style.
Example of properly selected furniture for the living room in the English style. Smooth lines, bright, contrasting upholstery, carved wooden legs - the features of a noble English style.
Guest room in English style. An exclusive design idea is to use for decoration of heavy leather furniture and a decorative fireplace. The totality of all elements immerses the contemplator during the medieval era.
Placing on the walls of many paintings with a classic plot in expensive wooden or gilded frames, you will very accurately get into the style of British design. Do not be superfluous for such elegant things as a velvet ottoman for feet, a forged stand for fireplace appliances, a shelf for umbrellas and other small things that can give the interior a gloss and elegance in English.
Englishmen are fine gardeners who with love and care concern all plants living in their own garden. Therefore, if you are decorating a British-style house, allocate in it a place under the winter garden, which is inherent in almost all traditional English families. Even in a small apartment, you can organize your winter garden by putting on the windowsill flowerpots with flowers or by dropping them into large outdoor pots.
Attention is drawn to two mirrors. Absolutely different frames nevertheless look great together.
The living room in the English style is decorated mainly with the use of noble wood.
Refined living room in English style for a small hunting lodge. A cozy place for warm, romantic evenings.