American Style in Interior Design
A typical “American dream” is a good and prestigious job, a strong family and a beautiful house. The desire of Americans to live beautifully reflected in a special style and character of their homes. So a separate stylistic direction appeared which will be discussed in this article.
Features of American Style in Interior Design
Living room in American style
We must say that this interior design will be appropriate in a spacy apartment, or better in a big house. This is due to the fact that American style presupposes large furniture in considerable quantity: in a small housing it will only generate discomfort and tightness.
Color solution for American style
Traditionally, American style in the interior is displayed in light colors. It is best to use warm shades: baked milk, ivory, champagne, eggshell, cream, pastel peach and so on. In some cases, you can use bold color contrasts. For example, a wall painted in terracotta color will look very impressive. Bright accents should not be in the finish, but in accessories.
Materials used in the American-style interior
The most popular material in the traditional American homes is, of course, all kinds of wood and materials imitating wood. Even wall finish often implies wallpaper, complemented by wood paneling at the bottom. In general, this trend is characterized by an abundance of decoration in the form of surface- profiled cornices, suspended beams, panels, window casings and complex window frames.
Furniture in the American-style interior
Living room in American homes is the basic premise, the design of which is emphasized. It can rightly be noted that the center of the room (in figurative and literal senses) is always comfortable and beautiful sofa. Also, American designers treat voluminous, comfortable chairs and a textile covers with special warmth. Kitchen furniture in this style is also different: they use kitchen islands, built-in furniture and various household appliances.
Kitchen in American style
Decor and lighting
American-style interior is focused on decorative elements. It can be antiques and handmade accessories. We united lighting and decorating issues in one section, because Americans widely use downlights (floor lamps, sconces, table lamps), which are themselves already serve not only as sources of artificial light, but also as interior decor.