Furnish the home in Baroque style

Back to the Baroque style, to furnish your home as a palace: from Versailles to your home! A distinctive style, not simple but impressive: the baroque style is back in vogue in its modern and functional variation, but also classical and majestic.

The style of Baroque furniture had, in the seventeenth century, the specific intent to amaze for its opulence, richness and majesty; It was the style of the palace of Versailles refurbishing by Louis XIV, the Sun King, the monarch who more than anyone has embodied the essence of absolutism also in terms of taste and wealth. Baroque is characterized by gold edging, from curls applied to each piece of furniture, with stucco and white glazes to dominate, with precious pieces. The light has its importance, the natural and the reflected from mirrors and glass, to be placed in the darkest and remote areas of the room. The baroque furniture, are impressive and ornate, made of wood such as walnut and can be recognized by the friezes and curved lines. In the living room, you can put a sofa and chairs with golden decorations, carved legs and covering in velvet or heavy fabrics, shiny and damask.

 

To recreate this style in your home you need to have plenty of space and, not deny it, a considerable economic resource. Due to of its characteristics so peculiar, in fact, the Baroque style can easily fall into kitsch and tacky when the pieces of furniture are low imitations of designer furniture and designed to create a certain atmosphere. Fully furnish your own home with baroque furniture is a “risk” that can run only those who love this style wildly.

As I already mentioned, the Baroque is an artistic style that was born in Italy and has spread later throughout Europe. This style has had a great influence on art and architecture, and currently lives in interior design, a trend called “modern or contemporary baroque”.

 

The contemporary baroque style is certainly a middle way more elegant and functional between minimal and modern decor and the opulence of the Sun King: in this case the colours vary, the white no longer dominates, the gold trimmings simply become golden, the number of curls curl and decorations falls and especially the furnishings take a look decidedly more in line with today’s tastes. The colours in this case vary, ranging from the dark tones of plum, black and blue, up to the net variations of pastel colours, reminiscent of those used in the shabby chic furniture.