Colonial Home Interiors
The basis of this really comes from the more nationalistic architectural movement that was in resurgence in many countries of late, and what we are looking at is the style, the temperance and the design elements that are specifically Georgian in nature, and very much from the Victorian class of interior design and architecture that pervaded England for much of the middle centuries.
Talking in context with Singapore, you might realize that much of the influences that we have in many of the buildings come from our old colonial masters before this country gained some measure of freedom, and looking at the structure of some of the buildings that still pepper the grounds of this lion city, including notable notables like the Parliament House, we can see where this influence is coming from in the first place. Now, we can look at some of the common features that are akin to the colonial home interiors that you might be interested in.
For one thing, you can notice the elaborate front doors, often they are very grand and ornate, a mark of class and they make the statement of the house itself. You might also see decorative pediments of the crown nature, and of course, fanlights overhead. These are the more common features that you might have noticed in most colonial houses in Singapore. Windows are the greater features of the colonial house, in the sense that they are often a monument within the house. Windows are often paired or even in threes in these types of houses, and often, they can be found to be adorned and decorated as well. One of the common features of the more older colonial houses are the sun rooms or the porches, which are a natural extension of the house itself.
This is the reclining nature of the 'exterior', though they play as much a part of the interior as anything else in the house. These are the common styles - now talking about color, colonial styles in interior design would often be dominated by whites and cream colors. Dark colors do not play much of a role here, and the houses would be as clean as possible in the form of the palate. More so to the point, the maximum brushes of the house would include no more than three colors, with furniture that either complement or match - they never clash.
These, in essence are some of the features of the colonial home interiors, and if you are looking to redo part or all of your modern house in such a style, then you would need to re look at the Georgian style in London and perhaps look into some research before you actually embark on such a project. In the end of the day, the look is hard to achieve, but done right, can add much regality and classical beauty to your otherwise contemporary house. To find out more about this sort of design, all you need to do is to go online and look for more information.
Author: Andy C. Anderson