In our time, the passion for Chinese interiors is caused by the manifestation of interest in the teachings of Feng Shui. The traditions of the Asian ethnic group that have not changed for several millennia, reflected in the distinctive decoration of the rooms, furniture design, in textiles and decoration. Modern apartment and house, club and restaurant will perfectly look in this style.
China and European countries were associated with a great silk way in antiquity. Thanks to the trade and caravan movement, there was a exchange of products of life and applied art. The Chinese, closed on their traditions, were calmly treated to foreign innovations and did not actually borrow anything from life, art, philosophical and religious values.
But Europe, who is accustomed to the wonderful things, who came from everywhere in the era of great geographical discoveries, periodically arranged fashion on the items of the ethnos, including the Chinese.
Such a phenomenon was called “Shinazri”, that is, the love of everything Chinese.
Turning to the Asian theme in its interiors, Europeans for ignorance or ignorance managed to mix two absolutely different styles – Rococo and Chinese. Shinasry – product of such reunion, it contains the following style elements.
- Porcelain. Chinese porcelain immediately loved by Europeans, who used in everyday life, only coarse clay products, metal and wooden dishes. To Chinese sophisticated services, vases and statuettes, interest is not ugas even after the invention in the XVII century the German alchemist and. F. European Porcelain Bettger.
- Pagoda. Their roofs are so unique that they are now a business card of Chinese architecture. In Europe, in the XVI-XVII centuries, the fashion of tea ceremonies to the local way led to the appearance of tea houses built in the form of exotic little pagodas. They could be found in the parks of Catherine Great and on the territory of places of secular nobility. In the interiors themselves, the topic of pagoda was often used in the form of images in paintings, carpets, embroidered pillows and bedspreads.
- Patterns. Europeans gladly entered Chinese ornaments to their interiors, despite the fact that they were treated, differed in small lines, and sometimes replaced with several hieroglyphs. The development and artistic perception of Chinese patterns prevented thousand-year traditions, holding this type of art in hard frames.
- Textiles confidently took its place in the furnishings of the rooms. All knowing the finest Chinese silk, a dress, stitched from it, can be skipped through a wedding ring. The fabrics were used for covered, zoning Shirm, furniture upholstery, they were glued to the walls instead of wallpaper.
Modern Chinese interiors applied by Europeans are the style of shinoizers, diluted by attempts by philosophical understanding. Despite the seeming simplicity, the design of the premises in the Chinese style to arrange difficult. In addition to creating a visual image of a room, it should get both a spiritual basis, that is, consider the recommendations of Feng Shui. This is a Taoist philosophical practice focused on the lifestyle leading to the future merger with Dao, the eternal Absolute.
The essence lies in faith in the divine streams of energy that permeate the earth. Each people they are veiled in their own way, the Chinese call it – qi. This energy unites people with an external living and non-living world. In order not to leave luck, health, well-being, it is necessary to correctly adjust the energy streams, otherwise they can destroy the stable life and the future of a person (or family). Therefore, five elements should be present in the interior – water, fire, earth, metal and wood, only then the situation will be completed and complete harmony will come.
The presence of philosophy in the design of the environment and is a peculiarity of the Chinese style.
Chinese style design is easy to distinguish between the interiors of other Asian countries, it has its own characteristic features. In China itself, until recently, the housing furnishings were formed taking into account traditions developed for several millennia. Easily recognizable this direction is due to the following characteristics.
- Exotic. Almost all objects of the situation, their unusual appearance are unusual for residents of Europe and are exotic interest.
- Ethnicity. In the interior there are a number of objects and symbols, characteristic of the Chinese people – hieroglyphs, dragons, bamboo, wonderful flowers, fan, umbrellas from the Sun.
- Simplicity and naturalness. The design is built by natural rules, harmony is felt in every well-thought-out element.
- Minimalism. Chinese-style rooms are not overloaded, there are few furniture and minimum decor.
- Energy. It is believed that the interior compiled under the laws of Feng Shui is literally permeated with positive energies that carry harmony and happiness.
All these characteristic features must be present in the finish, furniture, lighting and textile of the Chinese interior, it is they who make the situation at the same time simple and expensive. Let us dwell on them.
Floor, walls and ceiling
Ethnic directions of all countries during repair use natural materials in the room decoration, and the Chinese style is no exception. It is characterized by the use of paper wallpaper, bamboo, wood, ceramics, mats, natural textiles. In addition to wallpaper, one-photographic painting or color plaster is used for wall decoration. To emphasize the interior belonging to the Chinese theme, draw images of dragons, pagodas, china in national clothes on the walls. For the same purposes you can find the corresponding photo wallpaper.
The floor is often mounted from natural stone, ceramic tiles or sand-gray, gray, reddish timber. Comfort creates simple thin carpets or mat. Ascetic inexpensive in the interior is fully compensated by beautiful significant ceilings. They can be multi-level, composite, with grille, decorated Chinese lanterns and unusual lamps.
Over the course of many centuries, Europeans attracted exotic elements of furniture in the Chinese residents, collected in the form of decorative slats and lattices. Asian atmosphere – furniture, windows, doors. The main feature of modern Chinese interiors is a free space that does not need a lot of furniture. Soft and body structures barely raised above the floor. Instead of chairs, you can see wide leather puffs with a height of no more than 20 cm. For such babes and tables install low, with a beautiful square table top and sofas around them. In such an environment, you feel closer to Earth, to natural start.
Material for furniture choose the road – a red tree, or other dense varieties of wood, they are covered with multi-layer black varnish, decorate carvings. Traditional cabinets try to mask in the tone of the walls so as not to squeeze the space. Install and wardrobes, which are also invisible in the room. In the formation of the interior, preference is given to the Domy, Tube, Consoles with small boxes. Located at the wall, they do not occupy a lot of space.
Large low bed dominates in the bedroom. In the hall central place occupies a table on tiny legs around which sofas are located, low-spirited chairs, puffs-pillows. Bamboo material is introduced into the situation, from the pressed plates of which cabinets, tables and chairs are produced, made of thin skes produced beautiful woven furniture. Bamboo decorated ceilings and walls.
In expensive interiors, furniture objects are decorated with a skillful carvings depicting mythical dragons, flowering Sakura, Pavlinov, People’s Day scene. Surprisingly look at the black varnish Gold hieroglyphs and small elegant patterns. Folding screen and carved lightweight partitions play an important role in the zoning of the interior.
Composite They complement the situation created using furniture items.
In modern Chinese interiors, a classic chandelier is rarely found. Designers choose straight or round products resembling national lanterns. Multi-tiered ceilings allow the central part allocated in the form of a square, to highlight from the inside. The same luminous stain is often a fragment of a wall or partition. The room may have many light sources, and they all have a soft, warm glow.
Textiles and accessories
Textiles in the interior is represented by silk and other natural fabrics. There is an opinion that in the Chinese style there should be no curtain. But sometimes the feeling of unprotected makes the windows cover. In such cases, they are drapeted by beautiful curtain fabrics with a characteristic Chinese flavor. Apply roll or Roman curtains, bamboo options.
Textiles decorated with ethnic embroidery is also present on the bedspreads, pillows, puffs, rigid portable shots and even walls instead of wallpaper. As for accessories, there is a lot of amazing items, for which it is easy to recognize chinese style. These include bright painted paper umbrellas and fans, cute Chinese lanterns, walked everywhere, abundance of bamboo decor.
Different Room Design Ideas
Chinese-style design is performed and placed strictly on Feng Shui. Despite a small number of furniture, you won’t call it minimalism. In the interior, one-photon, but expressive colors – red, golden, black, brown, beige.
Attractiveness and comfort causes the bedroom design. It has squat furniture made of natural wood. An important place is occupied by a large, but simple bed. In addition to the room there may be bedside tables, a small chest of drawers, and if historical time is emphasized, a chest coated with varnish and small ornament is introduced into the situation.
In the modern interior is allowed a spacious wardrobe, but at the same time it should not look cumbersome. It is masked by the color of the walls, decorate with bamboo lattice details or use photo printing with the image of a Chinese landscape. Natural textiles with beautiful embroidery.
The room can be performed in the style of shining, in the traditional or modern Chinese direction, each interior has its own characteristics. In general, they are to apply low furniture and smooth saturated shades. In the halls often use juicy red. The central place occupies a landed coffee table with a wide plane and a soft furniture group.
Decor can contain wall fan, paintings, panels, lanterns, vases. By the way, the latter are carried out not only from the porcelain, there are vessels of non-ferrous metal with a colorful exotic painting covering the entire surface. Just looking inside, you can understand what they are made.
In the interior of the kitchen, it is easy to designate the Chinese theme by several lamps in the oriental style and traditional dishes. Curtains and rugs in design do not provide for.
Bathroom – an important place to purify a person. On Feng Shui during the construction of a house for her, a place in the northern part. On the door you can hang the mirror, the Chinese believe that it will not allow the penetration of negative energy. Indicate the belonging of the room to the Chinese style can be ceramic tiled with a characteristic drawing.
In the bathroom must be present red or its fragments in the decor.
Chinese style attracts with its exotic and flavor. It can be used in the examples of ready-made interiors.
- Red living room.
- Modern bedroom.
- Coloring facades of the kitchen.
- Bathroom on Feng Shui.
Who is tired of traditional interiors, can make a variety of life with the help of exotic Chinese theme.
How to create a modern Chinese style in the interior of the living room, look in the following video.