Small dictionary of decoration styles (part IV)

So far we have explained classic style, rustic style, minimalist style, kitsch style, oriental style, chinese style, loft style and vintage style, all of them basic to the decoration of Western culture, but there are two more styles that we should not leave aside, it is about the decorative style shabby Chic and the style exotic.

7.- Style shabby-chic:

This type of decoration has its origin in the old country houses of Great Britain and in the repurposed and restored furniture combined with new and current furniture. It is characterized by creating an effect of antique furniture dressed in a modern look over the years that have passed through it.

Within this decorative form the white colors of aged look mixed with the classic feminine and sweet flower prints. Typical of this decoration are the embossed headboards from the early twentieth century, the most classic chest of drawers and bedside tables restored and arranged, or cupboards that have been discontinued become decorative elements.
Perhaps at first glance it can be confused with the vintage style, in fact you can read reports where they use the two concepts interchangeably, but we can say that the main difference between the two is the country house look of the shaby style and the type of fabrics and sweet prints and feminine that are used with small flowers and motifs on it, as opposed to the vintage style that uses any type of fabric or pattern and can have a totally modern and urban look.

Exotic style bathroom

8.- Exotic Style:

This form of decoration was in full swing as early as the XNUMXth century when striking objects from other continents such as Africa and Asia were brought to Europe. Today, this style is characterized by being composed of furniture and decorative elements, as in the XNUMXth century, from other continents. Typical are for example the tribal elements of Africa, the masks and spears, the lacquered furniture of China or Japan, the carpets of animal hair such as the zebra. All of them combined with each other and with patterned fabrics reminiscent of safaris, wild animals and African tribes.

Sources: decoration.Easy, interior design

Further information: shabby chic style decoration, Small dictionary of decoration styles (part I), Small dictionary of decoration styles (part II)Small dictionary of decoration styles (part III)

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