Don't Go Broke With BaroqueInterior Design & Decor
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First, A Little History Lesson
Popularized during the 1600s by the Catholic Church, the Baroque style of architecture captivated most of Europe due to its grandiose and larger-than-life imager and luxurious flair. Aristocracies wished to wow visitors by creating visual spectacles depicting triumph and drama and built palaces, courtrooms and other institutions in the baroque style. A Baroque style reflected excess, frivolousness and ostentatiousness, a clear foil to the sober styles of modernism and minimalism which would emerge in the centuries to come.
While there is no way to truly replicate a palatial home from Shakespearean times, unless you possess a truly gargantuan budget, you can still incorporate elements from the style into your interior décor. This article is a quick guide on how to bring home some Baroque without going broke.
Baroque-era wallpaper is highly over-the-top and intricate. The intricate designs are in the form of abstract patterns, flowers, leaves and other motifs, and can provide a dazzling, glamorous effect to your walls. Wallpapers are an inexpensive and effective way of bringing a Baroque effect home.
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As evidenced by this Victorian-esque bedroom, rococo-style bed posts, carved chairs and velvety coverings are hallmarks of the Baroque style of design. This type of elaborate furniture was used to display power and wealth during the height of Baroque's popularity, but over the years it has come to signify a love for history and an appreciation of aesthetic beauty.
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These gorgeous neo-classical panels not only compliments the theme of the rest of the house, but also acts as a visual masterpiece.
Interior Designer: Weiken
Gold And Marble
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The key to attaining a luxurious baroque style home is into incorporate elements which exude the same vibe. And what could reflect affluence more than gold and marble? Even if incorporating actual solid gold or marble is beyond your means, you can still incorporate accessories and elements with gold-plated elements. This can range from miniscule gold elements such as lamps and taps to entire walls.
The same goes for marble: if the real stone does not fit into your budget, you can always opt for tiles to replicate the same. Your entire home need not be done up in marble: even a singular marble element of considerable size can act as a visual focal point.
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