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How To – Part 6 – Get The Venetian Style

The Venetian style for interior design is very Italian grandeur and inspired by the city itself, it has a slight romantic vibe. Another major element of Venetian design is the creative flair and artistic vision that is both classical and very magnificent – you only have to look at the architecture of Venice’s town-houses and plazas to get a sense of the style.

The Venetian style is one like no other – unique and with a defined identity to turn homes into a modern day masterpiece. The cities Gothic era also has a strong relation on the style and the love for rich decoration as well as their once close relation with the east and renaissance styles.

In The Bedroom:

It is in the bedroom that the Venetian style really comes into its own – especially the more romantic side of it. Bedrooms become camere de letto and rich colours such as red, warm, creamy yellows and gold will be the perfect collaboration. Play around with different textures on the bed and keep in mind that the look is grandeur so fabrics should be a luxury to touch. If space provides, a four poster bed would make a great focal point but if your room is smaller simply add the style with a button tufted headboard, beautiful bedspreads and curtain drapery on the back wall.

You might also like the effect of a large mirror behind the bed with detailed gold frame. Choose wooden furniture in a cherry finish and elegant carving – marble tops would also look very grand. A Murano glass chandelier would look very fitting or an imitation if you are on a budget!

In The Kitchen:

Cherry woods can be seen throughout the Venetian styled home but when it is too much you can always use an off-white for units with marble tops (they are really quite essential to this look). Once again, glass ornaments such as chandeliers and vases will work wonderfully into the design and reflect light around rooms with mid to darker woods or small areas.

In The Living & Dining Room:

Depending on the size and the amount of light in the room you could either leave walls white to contrast with dark furniture or use deep wine reds for more of a Venetian glamour look. If you are using ready made curtains, (which you probably should) choose luxurious fabrics and set intricately designed curtain poles high – allowing the curtains to drop to the floor.

Traditional Venetian style furniture have curved lines as opposed to clean lines – keep an eye for sofas and chairs that have carved backs and arms. Use a metallic such as gold or bronze as your accent colour in sofa throws, lamps or framed mirrors.

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