Projects of houses in a classic style: design features
It's no secret that the classics always remain in trend and are popular. And this applies not only to clothing or accessories, but also to home interiors and building facades. Nowadays, many owners choose an elegant classic design for their homes, which looks truly luxurious and attractive. Today we will take a closer look at house designs in the style of timeless classics.
As in all times, today the classic style of decoration of country houses and cottages is recognized as one of the most desirable and in demand. This is not surprising, because such a design of a dwelling is distinguished by an unsurpassed appearance, capable of conquering even the most sophisticated and demanding people.
Designers argue that timeless classics are more suitable for spacious and large houses or country villas. This stylistic direction, like the insanely fashionable neoclassicism today, provides for the presence in the interior of luxurious and large paintings, expensive grandfather and wall clocks, as well as high-quality and natural materials for decoration and furniture.
These ensembles are not cheap, but they look amazing and demonstrate the excellent taste of the owners of the house.
In addition, a classic interior can be considered unfinished if there are no details made of precious metals and artificial or natural stones. However, you should not overdo it with these spectacular elements, so as not to overload the situation and not make it tasteless.
A distinctive feature of classic private houses is that in their external and internal design, there are always many details from natural wood. Such materials are little used in modern stylistic trends, but they are indispensable in classical ensembles.
The main thing to consider is that there can be no substitute for natural wood in such interiors. First of all, this applies to cheap products made of chipboard, MDF or plastic.
Another distinguishing feature of classic private houses is that their appearance is not irritable and unnecessarily variegated. As a rule, in such buildings, both internal and external decoration are performed in neutral and calm colors that do not disturb the nervous system of households and ordinary passers-by.
A beautiful and harmonious country house in a classic style frightens off many consumers, as it seems too expensive. However, this is a common misconception. Yes, in such dwellings there are many natural materials that do not differ in too low a price, but you can arrange a dwelling organically and attractively without spending exorbitant amounts. To do this, you should carefully approach the selection of furniture and finishing materials.
There are the following common varieties of beautiful classic houses:
- With plinth.
- With a basement.
Of course, there are more impressive buildings with the most thoughtful and solid plan. They can have 3, 4 or more floors. In this case, everything depends on the preferences of the owners and their financial situation, since too large private houses, villas and cottages are a pleasure that not everyone can afford.
The design of the facades of classic houses and cottages is distinguished by elegance and elegance, which are not overloaded with pretentious and catchy elements that too clearly demonstrate the pomp and wealth of the home. As for the architectural forms of such buildings, they usually differ. simplicity and unobtrusive attractiveness.
In the exterior of such buildings, certain materials of various colors are used.
In no case should simple but attractive facades of private houses in the classical style be decorated with frankly cheap structures made of polymer materials, "poor" plastic and other similar options of artificial origin.
Such details can significantly reduce the cost of the external image of the structure, which does not "fit" with the characteristic features of the classical style.
The most suitable are facades in which there are component parts made of materials such as:
- A natural stone.
- High quality brick.
- Natural wooden beams.
- Rounded log (or sanded round timber).
In addition, the facades of classical buildings can be complemented with graceful forged details.
Of course, there should not be too many of them, otherwise the image of the building will turn out to be too "heavy" and clumsy.
However, forged elements are a good solution in choosing the fences of private houses in the force of the classics. It can be not only elegant ornate fences of different heights, but also chic rounded or angular gates with decorative weaves and wavy details. As a rule, such reliable compositions are painted in gray, dark brown, "bronze" or black color.
The listed paints look contrasting, but they look quite organic next to the classic building.
As mentioned above, classic houses most often have a neutral and calm color scheme. It can be white, beige, cream, light peach, pale yellow or ivory.
Designers recommend using more noble and presentable palettes in the external and internal decoration of such houses, which will not reduce the cost of their appearance.
For this, not only snow-white and cream, but also pleasant pastel shades of olive or pale blue are perfect.
The listed paints look especially impressive in an ensemble with warm colors of finishing materials and outdoor furniture. Such combinations look cozy and hospitable, therefore they are the most preferable in the design of a classic private house.
It is permissible to refer to cool gray-blue palettes. However, it should be borne in mind that they must be completed with warm outdoor lighting and details of calm classic shades (for example, benches or columns) so that the exterior does not seem too gloomy and boring.
Many designers recommend using golden tones in classic homes. They look especially harmonious, complementing monochromatic and calm surfaces. For example, it could be an elegant combination of white and gold.
In this case, moderation should also be maintained, otherwise the dwelling will become too pompous and "boastful", which is not entirely appropriate for a true classical style.
Interior decoration and design
When decorating the interior of a classic house or cottage, you should turn to high quality and environmentally friendly interior items. And it doesn't matter at all who lives on the territory - a whole family, a young couple or one person. In any case, the classic interior in a similar house should be as elegant and beautiful as possible.
In attractive classic interiors, as a rule, there is a very elegant and sophisticated furniture with wavy and curved shapes, demonstrating the subtlety and harmony of the popular stylistic trend.
Such charming features are visible not only in the armrests or backs of sofas, but also in the legs of tables and chairs, the details of the fireplace (if any) or the head of the bed. Such elegant elements soften the interior and make it more welcoming and cozy.
Especially attractive and harmoniously curved furniture looks in an ensemble with wide columns, giving the interior a special style and luxury.
As a rule, classic furniture is equipped with exceptionally high quality and durable upholstery made from natural fabrics. The most preferable for these ensembles are velvety "royal" canvases, which are the most pleasant to the touch. Interior items made of natural wood look perfect in this style. They may contain carved details, but they should not be in excess so that the ensemble does not seem too pretentious.
Many owners are faced with the fact that modern technology absolutely does not fit into the classic interior and is strongly knocked out of it. Of course, this often spoils the ensemble a lot. But this problem can be solved in a fairly simple way. Today, shops sell special frames with carved inserts that are put on the equipment, turning it into a discreet "picture".
As for the colors of furniture, here you need to adhere to the standard classic palettes. It is not recommended to give preference to overly bright and variegated scales. It is better to purchase quieter designs in pastel and delicate shades. Objects of natural woody shades of different tones also look good in such ensembles. They can be either matte or varnished.
You can effectively beat the classic space with a luxurious large chandelier made of bronze or gilded metal with crystal details.
However, it is recommended to turn to such lighting devices only if the room is large and has high ceilings. Otherwise, the room may seem even smaller and cramped.
In a harmonious classic and neoclassical interior, special attention is paid to textiles. This applies to tulle, curtains, furniture upholstery, decorative pillows, and even wallpaper on a textile basis. According to the assurances of the designers, all listed details must be of the highest quality... In addition, textiles should match the furnishings and finishes in the room.
Do not choose too colorful and contrasting fabrics. For example, materials with animal prints (zebra or leopard) will look organic in rare classic ensembles, so you should be careful with them. A not too large and elegant print may well be present. The main thing is that its shade and style match the interior.
The classic style needs the right decor elements. Without them, the furnishings will be unfinished and monotonous. Different interior items are suitable for different rooms in a private house or cottage. For example:
- floor and table vases made of durable ceramics, graceful candlesticks with embossed patterns and ornaments, large floor or wall clocks, panels and paintings for walls, figurines and figurines of various sizes will look great in the living room or study;
- in the bedroom, each owner chooses decorative elements himself, since this territory belongs to a purely personal space. However, most often people place candlesticks, figurines, various figurines made of metal, glass or porcelain in classical settings, as well as decorative plaster made of wood;
- in the kitchen, decor plays a secondary role. Designers advise placing a small vase with fresh flowers on the countertop. The appropriate tableware made of high-quality materials will act as a decor. It should not be hidden behind blind cabinet doors, but it is better to place it behind glass doors.
An inexpensive, classic middle-class lodge can be small in size and only 2 floors. External wall cladding can consist of wood panels painted in a gray-green shade, while the roof can be finished with dark green or gray tiles. The plot and the veranda should be decorated with a low white wooden fence. Such a dwelling looks discreet, but very neat and aesthetically pleasing.
A classy or neoclassical chic home can have many windows, embossed wall details, and even expensive protruding columns on both walls from the front door. Often, such buildings look like real castles or aristocratic estates. The columns in them can stretch from the first to the second floor, be located near the entrance. The exterior decoration of such buildings is often complemented by discreet stucco details, low stone fences and beautiful fountains near the entrance.
In the next video, you can get acquainted with the project of a house in a classic style.