How to Create European Interiors

06 May

Europe has a rich and diverse group in terms of design customs. Some of which date back a few centuries. Few trends, on the other hand, were shaped by Europe's progress, and the response to the diversity in its inhabitants, demographics, wealth and resources. The roots are formed from European designers that founded the Bauhaus school of design in Germany in 1919. Its ideology is focused on functionality and prevents the overuse of fashionable accessories, similar to the simple nature of the Nordic-inspired Minimalist style.

Modern European style, often understood as 'harsh' (perhaps in contrast to 'homely'), can help to create a feeling of calmness, provided that it’s well planned. One the other hand, classical European style was influenced by the Greeks and Romans on a large scale. A fireplace or an ornament would be the centre focus point around which this design would be organized around.

Natural materials like marble or stone would be used for the floor. Velvet or cotton is the go-to fabrics to achieve that elegant finishing touch. While selecting the colours, look for colours that can be observed in nature or the Old World towns. Those are usually rich, pleasant and deep-toned.Keeping the colours at your disposal yet cleverly to distinct in each room telling a fairly warm story through the colour tone. 

European trends may offer up a range of colours such as sage green or duck egg blue, depending on the European style décor which inspires you. Along with that as far as the trends go, everything is accepted. Living coral seems likely to be in the spotlight in 2019. If you desire a bit of faux fur on your carpet or sofa, the good news is that texture is back to make a big dramatic entrance.

Knowing about the diverse design trends in European interiors, you can either follow one or create a mixture of influences through these trends. Few of the European design trends are as follow,

  • Tuscan Interiors

The style comes from Tuscan country side located in Italy. It’s also been influenced from French and Spanish side. The Tuscan colour palette has a very warm and natural feel to it referring back toMediterranean climate of the location. Colours such as rich cream, dull yellow, soft gold, and terra-cotta go with the style.

Instead of using wallpaper, drywall, and other manufactured surfaces go more with the Tuscan look, going more along the lines of traditional materials.

Materials being, stucco, plaster, venetian, or other decorative yet subtle finishes.

  • French Provincial Interiors

A mixture of rustic elements and with a hint of luxury and ornamentation, French provincial style is mostly influenced by the homes of Southern France.

Having dark wood, stone or tile floors and walls of textured plaster and as a finishing touch, exposed wooden ceilings and wall beams, French farmhouses have gained a classic appeal in the world of interiors. The furnishings, on the other hand, are more refined. Upholstered seats with frames made from carved wood, and curtains made from toile(linen) and floral fabrics.

  • Italian Interiors

There is simply no way to go wrong with choosing this style. It’s modern and luxurious.Scarpa, Scottsass or even Armani ring a bell when you consider this European style inside plan.

Regardless of whether you are recreating a modern country farmhouse or a classic French farmhouse interior, you’ll have a range of choices at your fingertips.

    How to Create European Interiors