Classical style originates from the European royal family. It exudes extravagance in terms of space, material and soft furnishing. Besides big furniture, even the tiniest detail screams extreme luxury.
One thing in common is that they are all after high end, luxurious and extravagant quality. It’s more complicated and detailed compared to the other interior styles. However, in Malaysia, there is not many items to choose from for classical style. If one is not good in mix and matching, things will be complicated and redundant. That’s when Neoclassical style emerges. It embodies the detailing of classical style, and practicality, comfortability and elegance of modern style. To create a luxurious atmosphere, furniture and soft furnishing used play an important role.
Some of the characteristics are：
One of the main characteristics of classical style. From ceiling, wall, door frame to cabinet doors, wainscot could create a sense of depth. Using lines and geometrical design to extend the sense of space. So that the spaces look clean and cosy visually.
Symmetry is crucial in classical style. Neoclassical style characterized by simple and symmetrical furniture. It can be shown through sofa chairs, wall lamps, floor lamps and little decorations. Using symmetrical arrangement to decorate the space reiterate the concepts of simplicity and order.
3、Ambience of Literature and Art
Exquisite sculptures, decorations, Renaissance paintings brings arts and culture into the space, creating an elegant European ambience.
4、Luxurious Furniture and Decorations
Big furniture is usually used in classical style. For Neoclassical style, one can go for simpler and lighter modern furniture. For example, sofa chair in the living room and wingback armchair are upholstered with fine fabrics like velvet or silk. Both have soft lines and made of soft materials, which helps to add a touch of opulence to your space. One can also use velvet curtains, furniture or cushions, paired with a patterned rug, to create a luxurious atmosphere.
For decorations, look for refined pieces that feature design elements such as gold gilt accents. One can go for metallic, gold-plated, embroidered, and engraved items boosting the overall image and effect.
For instance, for the dining area, one can go for crystal chandelier, or pendant lamps of geometrical design or floral print. That will be the soul of the space. It exudes luxury and this enhances the dining experience.
5、Open Space Design
Classical style uses complicated lines, and it often involves huge furniture, hence a great sense of space is very important. To create an elegant neoclassical style, one must go for open-space design to enhance the space with a much lighter and airy feel.
6、Opt for Soft and Sober Colour Palette
The colours in the Neoclassical style are generally mild, use creams, ivories, off-whites for the walls, while adds with shades of brown, subdued maroon, burgundy as accents that symbolise vintage and retro with a palatial look that elevates any space. Besides the walls, colour coordination can also be done on materials used as well as the furniture. For Neoclassical style, you may adds a “pop” of colour on your feature wall or furniture, in order to turn it as the main attraction of a space.
One can go for European print to create a more interesting space. For example, wall papers of clean lines and floral prints. Choose wall coverings with motifs or arabesques with a bold design.
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