Renaissance Style

Renaissance is majestic and elegant, gorgeous, and harmonious. Perfect for those who appreciate the beauty, symmetry, luxury, and elegance of the Renaissance age. Style is one of the most beautiful historical styles. Its elegance and richness can unlock the inner harmony of spacious premises, giving it a sublime yet solemn look. Renaissance style in the interior design of houses, apartments, restaurants, or salons is aesthetics of the Revival age, refined chic, and celebration of beauty and harmony. Renaissance design is:

  • Restrained colors are natural shades of brown, gold, and pastel (cream, light green, etc.); saturated dark red, blue, and yellow accents are welcome.
  • This style is a rich decor of furniture: carving, inlay, gilding, painting.
  • Symmetry, proportion, geometry, and harmony are the basics of style.
  • Restaurants, goodies, or an apartment in the style of the Renaissance should be manageable with furniture. Renaissance is a space and freedom enriched by abundant décor of a few furniture pieces and the walls and ceiling.
  • Vaults, arches, columns, and high windows are appropriate, together with painting the walls, moldings, and antique statues.
  • Paintings of the Renaissance masters (or their quality reproductions) will organically complement the interior in this style.

Renaissance technique in the home, salon, or restaurant interior is the beauty of symmetry, the triumph of the rich decoration combined with well-thought-out composition and simplicity of the ensemble. Renaissance is solemn and sublime at the same time.

At a glance

During this period, architects built houses with huge interior spaces decorated with rounded arches and many ornamental details. Windows has a round top and a square basement. 

Door frames, walls, and floors were often covered with marble. The wooden ceiling was decorated with sumptuous carving and gilding. The furniture usually has a lot of architectural details, such as columns, pilasters, pediments, and cornices—colors primarily deep and rich, dark and gloomy, pastels and cool tints of white.

History of Style

Renaissance (or Rebirth Age) gave the name of the style. 

It embodied the rejection of religious dogma in favor of anthropocentrism. People are the main focus of scholars, artists, poets, and sculptors. Renaissance is a revival of interest in ancient culture, its beauty standards, the development of the ideas of humanism, and the desire to demonstrate the power and beauty of the earth, the human beginning through the synthesis of wealth and harmony. Italy is the birthplace of the Renaissance. This method is a country of great painters and sculptors, the heiress of the greatness of the Roman Empire. Renaissance in the modern art of interior design in the interest of the Rebirth Age, its values and ideals, an attempt to create a harmonious, solemn, and majestic, austere interior, allowing escape from the bustle of big cities.

The Renaissance

This style is a historical period of European culture that continued from the 14th-17th century and is considered the connector between the Middle Ages and Contemporary history. The culture’s secular character and anthropocentrism were this era’s main features. It means that the human and his activities were in the limelight. Humanity was exhausted of the Dark Ages’ vanity and tried to refurbish lost ancient thoughts. The internal structure of dwellings and palaces was organized very clearly and had an uncomplicated location of rooms. The walls were usually decorated with elevated and usually effectively framed oak panels at the base. There were elegantly painted plastered surfaces just above it, for instance, thematic or ornamental beautiful frescos with vegetable or heraldic distinctive motifs in solemn hallways. Attractive woven carpets were usually dangling on the wall like wallpaper. Special attention was applied to the door framing. 

Doors were gracefully decorated with architraves with many frontons of ray or triangle forms or shapes on the top. The room’s fireplace with a “tent” top was essential. 

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