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Title: Colonial Style Interior Design – Monnaie Architects & Interiors

Colonial Style Interior Design
  • By
  • Monnaie Architects Interior Designers
  • Leading Interior Designers in Bangalore

Colonial Style Interior Design
  • Two major styles competed for predominance
    throughout the 20th century traditional and
    modern. In general, it has been agreed that
    traditional styling has taken priority, but there
    has still been a strong following for modern
    interior design. Colonial style interior design
    proved exceptionally popular in the first half of
    the 20th century, with two major sub-styles
    coming to the fore. Both Early American and 18th
    century themes were regularly found in homes that
    exhibited colonial style interior decorating.

How to Get the Early American Look in Your Home
  • Quilting and Handicrafts
  • If you are clever at crafts, you could always use
    one of the many design books available to help
    you design and create your own quilt. On the
    other hand, you could always get one made up to
    your specifications, using samples of your
    favourite materials. In the Early American style,
    quilts would be used on beds and walls to live in
    the space as well as to create warmth. You too,
    could emulate this style and capitalize on it by
    adding quilted cushions and pillows. Other crafts
    have a place in the Early American inspired home
    too. If you knit or crochet you could make
    cushion covers or blankets, try hand-making some
    simple drapes or turn your hand to making a rag
    rug. Handmade items were a strong feature of
    Early American style so if you arent crafty
    yourself, look for authentic looking items in
    stores and scatter them liberally in your rooms.

Colonial Style Interior Design
  • Colours
  • This era was represented by natural and sombre
    shades. There is no room in this era for anything
    vibrant or too colourful. Whites, browns, yellow
    reds and greys are all perfect for recreating
    this style.
  • Floors and Walls
  • Hardwood flooring is the key to recreating the
    look of the period. Cherry, walnut and mahogany
    are all good choices as long as they are covered
    with handmade rugs. Walls may be panelled or
    whitewashed, preferably with featured stencilled
    decoration of fruit or flowers in borders or
    murals. Crown moulding and dado rails were
    popular in this period and are easy to recreate.

Colonial Style Interior Design
  • Furnishings
  • The rustic styling of the Early American period
    led to an emphasis on heavy and traditional
    furniture. Simple pine, birch or maple cabinets
    together with trestle tables, trunks and ladder
    back chairs all have an authentic feel, and
    should preferably be handmade. Lighting should
    feature cast iron lamps, with chandeliers and
    candle holders to complete the period look.
    Should you have difficulty in locating genuine
    antiques, there are plenty of excellent
    reproductions out there that will give the same

Colonial Style Interior Design  
  • Simplicity
  • The keyword of the Early American era was
    simplicity. Everything was functional as well as
    versatile and clutter was a definite no no. Clean
    lines were the order of the day and so
    accessories should be kept to a minimum. A few
    pitchers of flowers, an embroidered sampler, a
    wicker basket or two and perhaps a linen runner
    will be enough to give a hint of colonial
    elegance. Make sure, however, that you dont
    leave your room too bare and minimalist your
    home should retain a lived in warmth that makes
    it welcoming and inviting.

Colonial Style Interior Design  
  • Pewter
  • Pewter was the metal of the day. It could be
    found everywhere in the traditional colonial home
    from serving plates to utensils. Featuring some
    pewter serving pieces prominently displayed in
    your home harks back to this simpler time and you
    could add to this look with some copper cooking
    pots or brass accessories. 
  • Converting your home to adopt this colonial style
    interior decoration will serve to make your home
    elegant and simple. The style lends itself to
    creating bright, airy interiors that make a
    pleasant and attractive living environment.

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