Materials and Colors. There is a variety of materials used in transitional furniture. You may say it is greater in variety than either traditional or modern styles, but all material is treated with restraint. Wood is generally lighter in color than traditional furniture, because the look is never dark and brooding. However darker finishes may be used, as well as painted finishes. Metal, glass, and wood are often used together in different combinations. But you will not find sleek metal, glass or acrylic on its own as in contemporary furniture. Very often these materials will be used to add detail. Leather is one of the most popular materials in transitional furniture. Distressed leather is also used often. The idea is to have furniture that is casual and comfortable, and yet shows some semblance of formality. Textured fabric such as ultrasuedes, corduroys, and chenilles are often used. Since color is generally subdued, texture is often used to create interest. Fabric colors in transitional style furniture are often neutral and toned down. Olives, taupes, creamy whites, and tans are some of the colors that are used often.
How to Use Asian Inspired Accents. The easiest way to make changes or bolster any style is through accents. It is the easiest and the simplest way to transition into a style, or even check out if you can live with it. Pillows are always easily replaced and add much to the overall look of a room. Think of adding some floor pillows when you want to decorate in an Asian style. Depending you can choose from many options. Look for colors, material and textures, and motifs that are distinctly Asian. Asian style accents work well on the walls, too. Asian calligraphy is known and recognized for its beauty. You can find plenty of prints and wall hangings that represent this art form. And when you are looking to layer a look, art on your walls is a possibility that you should explore.
The second half of the XIX century is considered the origin of formation of the Victorian style. The name “Victorian” style was named after the reign of Queen Victoria, who reigned during this period. Its appearance is due to the fact that during this period the British bourgeoisie, by the rapid development of industry in the country, became rapidly richer. Wealth gave rise to a natural demand for luxury apartments, expensive interior. Introduced at this time opportunity to travel, gave the British a chance to get acquainted with different cultures, life, and art of other peoples. Favorite foreign interior decoration styles, the British people gladly implemented at home, which was a sign of good taste of the owner, his solidity and prosperity. As a result, the Victorian interior style appeared.
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