Late 19th - early 20th century.
Expressionism, translated from Latin means "expression". Those. this means that applying this style in the interior, everyone acts as a creator, artist, in order to express their feelings, to convey them in the design of the room.
This trend in art is most clearly reflected in the culture of Germany and Austria. The basis of this style was the inner world of a person, its expression through art. With the help of literary turns or artistic images, expressionists express their emotional state, transmitting it to the person looking at the picture or reading this or that work. In the interior, this style is preferred by creative, extraordinary personalities.
The main task of the person who decorated his interior in the expressionism style is the desire to impress his guests, to cause them even negative emotions. Expressionism is a softer and more romantic style than avant-garde. Expressionism is characterized by lightness and picturesqueness, which are achieved not by the number of paintings on the walls, but due to the harmony of colors and the combination of light and shadow.
Rather, it is a youth style that captivates with its dynamics and energy. Expressionist interiors should be decorated in bright colors. Red, blue, green, lemon will do. The main thing is to avoid heavy and deep tones. Colors can be either juicy, bright (but not acidic), or faded, washed out. In expressionism, the presence of mood is important and the presence of original details is encouraged.
This style can also be created with the help of lighting: in parallel with the "central" light, place the lighting in the room in the form of beautifully made sconces and floor lamps that give soft light. Colored illumination looks great - greenish, pinkish. Lampshades for lamps should be made of light, light-colored materials - wicker, plastic, fine porcelain or fabric.
Plastic or wicker furniture works best for this style. Plastic furniture does not at all imply the presence of tables and chairs from street cafes - on the contrary, it is expensive multi-colored furniture - cabinets, armchairs and bedside tables, to which colored, almost contrasting accessories are matched.
In such interiors, plastic is used almost everywhere, from furniture and accessories to wall and floor decoration. Moreover, the decoration of the walls should not be rough "stitching" of the walls - plastic panels provide an excellent opportunity to experiment, creating new contours, shapes and images. You can decorate the walls with plastic up to half, you can place the panels crosswise, try new combinations of colors and textures.
It is better to make ceilings stretch, for example, with a mirror effect, visually increasing the space, and the "absence" of the ceiling is also an option!
The floors can be of different materials, and you can choose a beautiful self-leveling floor in the bathroom with a 3D pattern. You can not look for complicated options, but simply limit yourself to traditional laminate or linoleum of interesting colors.
Expressionist curtains are bright and eye-catching. This is exactly the case when you can safely decorate the window with red, lemon, purple curtains. There is no place for pretentious ruffles and flounces, romantic folds and voiles. Plastic and fabric blinds, light short curtains - this is what you need if you have chosen an interior in the style of expressionism. The original shape of the curtains is welcome.
In Expressionism, you can give a flight of fantasy by combining, for example, African decor with high-tech elements. Yes, yes, seemingly incompatible styles are perfectly combined in Expressionism. Next to a glass table and a wicker chair, a figurine in the shape of a native idol and a large plasma panel will look great.
When arranging a room in the style of expressionism, the main thing to remember is one rule: there should be no heavy forms, dark tones and expensive furnishings. This style is for those who are tired of the usual environment and want something bright, original and exotic.
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