Baroque style is dramatic and opulent, and can transform a simple home into something flamboyant. Used predominantly in Louis XIV’s Palace of Versailles, baroque style boasts of bold colors, luxurious textiles, carved wooden furniture, gold or silver trims, exquisite art pieces and crystal chandeliers. If you are considering decorating your space with a baroque style, there are many ideas that you can incorporate to make the style work for you.
- Wall Treatments
Achieving a baroque style starts with walls. Choose dark and bold colors such as deep red or hunter green to enhance the look of the room dramatically. Gilded furnishings and art pieces look more prominent against a dark colored background.
Using high-end materials such as marble or wood for your floors will do well in a baroque style. Wood and marble with inlay designs can add character and sophistication. Placing room-sized, hand-woven area rugs in European style will warm up and soften the room.
A baroque style room is not complete without baroque furniture. Furnishing a room with Louis IV-style furniture pieces with curvy legs and intricate carving, best characterizes a baroque style home. Sofas and chairs should have high-end upholstery. Classic baroque furniture may have gilding on the details to make it look more prominent.
Using crystal chandeliers with gold or brass fixtures is the best way to light up a baroque-style home. Hang them in entryways, formal dining and living rooms. Adding matching wall sconces and lamps in rooms that need more light will make the room more cohesive. Use lampshades made with expensive fabrics to complement the other fabrics used on upholstery and drapery.
Wall tapestries and paintings depicting the baroque period (1600-1750) complete a baroque design scheme. Use frames gilded in gold when framing paintings. Gold is a prominent color when choosing art pieces for a baroque style. Sculptures and vases should have intricate details.
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Picture Resource: Above furniture are all produced by Filiphs Palladio Furniture.