Timeless Interior Design & Chinoiserie
There are a lot of ways that you can help your clients create a dynamic space, make a statement, or make a house their home. With new home decor trends, it can feel difficult to stay on the cutting-edge and to advise those tightly budgeted clients to invest in a trend that may be completely out in a few years, or even as soon as a year. For those particular clients, and those that want a room with timeless and versatile style, choosing a chinoiserie style and specifically, chinoiserie mural wallpaper; it can be an excellent choice.
What is Chinoiserie?Chinoiserie combines visual tropes from European and, specifically, French culture as well as those from Chinese and East Asian cultures. The visual tropes represented from Chinese and East Asian culture tend to be influenced by European interpretation of Asian culture. Though there are a variety of ways that chinoiserie is represented, it is usually highly decorative, asymmetrical, with a stylized representation of nature as the prominent subject. Chinoiserie first became popular during the 18th century after if was introduced in the 17th century. Rococo and chinoiserie share some of the same characteristics for their overly decorative characteristics and were often combined by such cultural influencers as Louis XV of France.
Chinoiserie & Modern Interior DesignChinoiserie has continued to a part of interior decor elements and so, has an elegant, timelessness that can not be denied. Additionally, chinoiserie provides a variety of options, making it one of the most versatile decorative elements of modern interior design. Here are some ways that you can incorporate chinoiserie into your clients interiors.
Classic & ChicUsing chinoiserie styles can be a means to create an utterly enchanting room. Natural is often associated with enchantment and because of chinoiserie’s particular representation of nature, it gives you the opportunity to create a mesmerizing and beautiful room. Incorporate gold metal work pieces with greens and other neutral, nature-inspired tones. Look to the past for furniture design: that which was originally paired with chinoiserie style. Incorporate chinoiserie into your room through a variety of ways, including chinoiserie mural wallpaper, curtains, upholstery, and more.
Elegant & EclecticWhen you decide to embrace classic and chic chinoiserie styles you will be looking to European interpretation. However, when you want an elegant and eclectic look, you may want to turn your attention to the exotic East. When you use chinoiserie in this way, you can incorporate a variety of elements and those that you feel can add visual interest to a room. However, some do it best with an Asian inspired urn and similar pieces, orchids, and other potted greenery. Some interior design icons recommend incorporating garden stools into your room aesthetic. These are not only practical, but also add a unique decorative element.
Stay tuned for our next blog to learn more about how to use this timeless style for your client’s decor needs.