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Romanesque style

If you choose the design for a large cottage with high and massive walls, then be sure to pay attention to the Romanesque style in the interior, which will turn the house into a real fortress with elegant and refined decoration. This architectural direction somewhat resembles the Gothic style, but unlike the Gothic, the Romanesque design is more cozy and warm.


The interior in the Romanesque style

The majesty of the structures, the solidity of the oversized furniture is diluted with artistic paintings. The space is zoned by massive columns, and the ceiling is decorated with a cruciform or barrel-shaped vault. Each element that reproduces the Romanesque style in the interior reflects the severity and brevity, simplicity and straightforwardness.

However, to call the Romanesque style very cozy is impossible — the surfaces of the walls of the ceiling, floor and furniture have too pompous and monumental look. Some people call it a style of chivalry — so majestic the columns and arches, round windows and high vaults of the ceiling seem to be.


Characteristic features of the Romanesque style in the interior

The style will suit those homeowners who prefer a large space, luxurious and at the same time laconic furniture. Characteristic features of the architectural direction are the following differences:

  • expensive decoration of walls, ceiling, floor, made with the use of marble, ceramic tiles with ornaments, natural wood, stones;

  • Designing the transitions to the rooms with arches;

  • arched or round Venetian windows;

  • fireplace - artificial or real, with a voluminous fireplace shelf for statuettes, photo frames, vases;

  • massive doors, decorated with elements of manual forging;

  • a ceiling with beamed ceiling or with heavy arches;

  • wide staircase with forged elements;

  • thematic accessories — torch lights, wrought iron chains, candles in ancient candlesticks, draperies and tapestries, family coats of arms, huge mirrors, paintings;

  • The presence of massive columns of stone or material imitating stone. Columns may be cylindrical or rectangular in shape;

  • voluminous single-colored curtains and curtains, which can be used not only to cover the windows, but also for partitions when zoning the space;

  • massive doors, decorated with hand-forged elements;

  • restrained color scheme — shades of gray, white, brown, blue. Green and red tones are used to create accents.

Like the Gothic style of interior, the Romanesque requires a large area. Ideally, the walls should be thick, the ceiling — high. The finishing of the walls is chosen from wooden modules or natural stone. It is also possible to use decorative plaster in dark colors, painting. On the floor is laid tiles or mosaics. If there is such a possibility, the best coating will be real marble.


You should pay attention to the fact that the wrong choice of finishing, lack of sufficient lighting can transform a room in the Romanesque style into a gloomy, gray dwelling. Therefore, maintaining an optimal balance is an important feature when creating the interior design of homes in this style of austere beauty.

You should pay attention to the fact that the wrong choice of finishing, lack of sufficient lighting can transform a room in the Romanesque style into a gloomy, gray dwelling. Therefore, maintaining an optimal balance is an important feature when creating the interior design of homes in this style of austere beauty.



Furniture suitable for the Romanesque style

In order for the Romanesque style in interior design to provide the owner with comfort of a sufficient level, you should choose comfortable furnishings. Pay attention to the following features:

  • simple, somewhat rough shape;

  • the use of natural or imitation materials for the manufacture of furniture;

  • treatment with carvings, iron fittings;

  • absence of upholstered furniture or its very restrained use.


The following furnishings are used for the interior design:

  • large beds with a catwalk, an ornate canopy;

  • antique chests and chests of drawers instead of cabinets;

  • heavy curtains on the windows;

  • chairs with elongated backs, also made of wood;

  • tall wooden tables;

  • massive luxurious chandeliers.


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