In this, the second part of this article, we will continue to go through the main styles of interior decoration for bedrooms. Previously, in the first part, we had seen the main characteristics, what they consist of, and how we could compose a minimalist style and a modern style of decoration for our rest space. Now, we’ll continue our tour, looking at classic, vintage, rustic, and industrial styles.
The classic style will never go out of style. Throughout the last centuries of human history, a link has been established with the past, which is continually enriched and is maintained to this day. It is a style completely embraced by culture and by artistic fields, which manifests in itself a high capacity for choice and aesthetic composition of spaces. Unlike other styles, the classic style does not seek simplicity or a low use of resources for decoration; on the contrary, and far from being exaggerated or extravagant, each object in a classic space, be it furniture, utilitarian or simply decorative objects, has an aesthetic function in itself, and as a whole an almost sublime homogeneity that embraces its inhabitant with historical and cultural halos.
When we talk about classic style we are talking about luxury, quality in design and materials, comfort in all its dimensions, symmetry, pure lines, defined contours, harmony in the composition of color palettes and glamour, maintaining the sobriety and sophistication that provides the inhabitant of said space with an impression of refinement, sophistication, security, maturity and even snobbery.
It is characterized by using color palettes of light, pastel, cream, tan or beige tones, which can be accompanied by arabesques, with golden lines and details, or in dark tones in contrast to the light ones. The composition of walls, ceilings and floors does not only go through color, but also through materials and textures, almost always in pure states such as wood, carpets, curtain fabrics and bed linens. The furniture used is, naturally, of high quality and of artistic or historical value. Chairs, sofas, beds, lamps, tables or shelves are chosen in pure materials, such as wood or metal, always with aesthetic designs that converge with the decoration space.
The vintage style, in interior decoration, refers to the use of utilitarian objects, furniture and decorative objects, which, even though they are old, cannot yet be classified as antiques; in this case, if they were antiques, they would be part of the classic-style interior decoration. Also, it refers to generating the impression of antiquity in the decoration of an environment or space, such as the bedroom, with objects manufactured today that simulate or function as a replacement for an old object. In any case, the fundamental idea of the vintage trend is to make a current space look like it would in a previous historical moment, generally from the 19th and 20th centuries, either with original objects or manufactured copies of them.
To generate these aesthetic spaces, rather than choosing color palettes, it is recommended to start from the materials used. In general, for vintage styles, wood, wicker and forging are used, so we have objects made of natural material and forged metal. From the composition of furniture and objects we start to choose the colors, ranges of gray, brown, green, yellow, blue or red. And let’s add to this, the originality and uniqueness of the old pieces that will generate this classic halo in the decoration of our spaces.
This style, unlike vintage, does not seek to emulate a current era, but to find simplicity in the arrangement of objects, naturalness in their presentation, and exhibit a rough and strong impact in the finishes; generating the impression of little elaboration in the ornamentation and construction of objects and furniture. In the same way as in the vintage style, materials are the main factor in this type of interior decoration. Wood, stone and metal, mostly large with few finishes, are the protagonists of this style. Always leaving the texture of the material and the manufacturing marks on furniture, walls, ceilings, doors and windows visible to the observer.
Also known as urban style, it is characterized by the architectural and industrial idea of keeping living spaces natural, leaving the structure and the materials that compose it exposed to the observer’s view. These aesthetic designs work very well in spaces made up of tin roofs, concrete, stone or brick walls, and metal structures such as stairs or doors. There, it is essential that the furniture has the same aesthetic purpose: beds with wooden pallets or metal structures, chairs made of firm materials such as wrought iron, decorative objects made by hand or with industrial brands, and utilitarian accessories in wood or metal will be of great help when composing your bedroom under an industrial style.