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Gothic style in the interior

This expressive and memorable style appeared in Europe in the twelfth century, replacing a Roman. Ruled in architecture and interior design over three centuries, but in the XV century was replaced by the Renaissance style. However, he stubbornly returned, the proof of the craze of the inhabitants of the British Empire neo-Gothic style in the middle. XVIII – early XIX century its Third triumphant return took place in the second half. Of the twentieth century. Now Gothic mystical lurks in many television series and films, and masterpieces of architecture invariably stun tourists with its magnificence. The Gothic style in the interior of the apartment is used today, it is rarely too likes spacious rooms, and very expensive. Therefore, in this style style are usually country houses and huge apartments. But owners of small apartments, the lovers in the middle Ages, can afford the interior is in the Gothic style. But not in pure form, but only with a few prominent features or accessories.

Features of the Gothic style in the interior

1. Colors

In the historical period that corresponds to the Gothic, people were directed to the sky temples, to become nearer to God. Not surprisingly, the main colors used in the design was red and blue (these colors medieval artists painted the garment of Christ and the virgin Mary). Because blue symbolized faith in Jesus Christ, and the red is a manifestation of the divine principle and love. In addition, used natural colours: brown and yellow. Gothic style is dark, but very bright. This is due to the colors as the accents: purple, black, ruby, ochre, natural green shades, pastel pink. The splendor of the situation of the churches and houses of the nobility also stressed gilded and silvered edging items. The color scheme of stained glass was also certain: parts are filled with ornaments and patterns, executed in red and blue colors, and the stained-glass Windows with scenes from white, green, yellow and different shades of purple.

2. Finishing materials

This style characterized by a massive mystical elegance. For the decoration of walls using natural stone, marble, painting on the walls (Gothic ornaments or scenes of chivalry and everyday topics), different wood (larch, oak, juniper, walnut, pine, European pine, spruce). The lower half of the walls and a huge fireplace portal often draped with pieces of limestone or natural stone, a large smooth pebble stones. To save money, you can use faux stone to imitation. The dwelling, you can hang tapestries that due to no manual, and factory production, are not so expensive. Trellises also can be used as bulkheads for separation of functional areas.

The floor in the living room and the bedroom make out with planks of solid dark wood with a pronounced texture of wood, and in the hallway spread a mosaic or relief chernoplodku (square or hexagon) with a typical Gothic ornaments. To insulate cold floors, they were covered with carpets. Modern Gothic interior style and quietly inclined to the laminate and light wood shades.

The fireplace is one of the most important elements of the living room interior in the late Gothic style. Its portal is made of Sandstone. But today it is possible to cheat a little: make it from plaster, painted under the stone, and even to abandon the traditional fireplace in favour of fallscasino.

This style means vaulted ceilings and a large amount of ceiling beams (they can be replaced on fallsbury polyurethane). Just don’t put up stained glass inserts, it is typical for the art Nouveau and art Deco.

3. Furniture

For the interior in the early Gothic style would be appropriate huge chests and lari, who even put on each other like a case. And also have a massive double wardrobes with 4,6,9 th panels and huge buffets. They are usually unpainted, with visible wood texture. You can also use long wooden benches, stools and chairs with high backs. In the dining area should stand sturdy table with wooden top. In the bedroom the centre of the interior is the huge bed with racks and a dense continuous canopy.

The interior in the late Gothic style is becoming more elegant and graceful. All the furniture is covered with carvings. Cabinets and buffets get carved panels and coloured stained glass inserts, boxes and doors began to turn metallic bands and beautiful loops. The table was spacious internal drawer for storing various utensils. Beside the bed appeared the likeness of a dressing table – chest of drawers, on which was mounted a fabulously expensive in those days a mirror. It is quite permissible to replace the solid wooden furniture to wrought iron (or an imitation of forging).

4. Windows and doors

In a city apartment it is very difficult to make the window of Lancet shape, however, you can make elongated arched interior doorways and even install a stained glass falsone as a partition. In the early Gothic style was completely absent from the decoration of the narrow loopholes of Windows, then to keep warm they began to hang up thick curtains. In the interior in the late Gothic style are already you can hang thick and heavy curtains on forged eaves.

So that curtains can be made from simple fabric, but printed with vegetable and floral motif, or plain expensive fabrics with shimmer and stylized embossed patterns.

The hallmark of the Gothic style in the interior of the house has always been bright, colorful stained glass Windows. Above the entrance to the house was usually occupied by a traditional Gothic window-rose. But these stained-glass Windows with metal sashes are very expensive, so it is allowed to replace them with ordinary glass, painted stained glass colors. Suitable subjects for the Gothic stained glass: scenes from the Scriptures, the angels, the saints, scenes from the life of knights and fair ladies, life scenes. By the way, in addition to furniture are often decorated with stained glass door panels and wall niches with lighting inside. The doors are made of unpainted, smooth but solid wood, decorated with bronze, iron or brass plates and handles.

5. Lighting

Chandeliers and lamps in the Gothic style are incredibly beautiful. For typical early Gothic style iron chandeliers, hoops, which were set bowls-candlesticks. They hang from the ceiling on chains. Cheaper alternatives were cross-shaped wooden chandelier. On the floor were tall iron lamps in the form of a large candlestick on a stand-Hoop. Another kind of outdoor luminaires was a vertical rod which is moved away from the bars, like the branches of a tree. The rods were fixed wraps with bowls under the candles. Late Gothic-style lamps have started to decorate with patterns and images of leaves and flowers to make the stained glass insert.

6. Accessories and ornaments

Most often for carving, painting, stained glass or mosaic patterns you used a three-leaf flower with four petals and roses, inscribed in a circle, images of the mystical animals, heraldic emblems, Celtic themes

The Gothic style is marked by restraint in the decor. Decoration is an ancient weapon, a mirror, a wrought-iron spiral staircase, walls and fireplace portal heraldic elements. On the shelves can be placed small figurines of ivory, wrought iron chandeliers and bronze cups, dishes, or wall panels in the technique of majolica. On the wall can hanging tapestry panel to be supported by a pair of the same decorative pillows. Paintings are rarely used.

The Gothic style in the interior always attracts the attention of visitors. This design never gets old, and he can accurately be called should be fun and memorable!