American style in the interior of an apartment or a private house often includes a laconic bourgeois style. The classics of the interior saturates the whole atmosphere of the house with some elegant zest. Discreetness, accentuated by accessories and details, embodies the impeccable taste of the owner of the apartment. The grandeur and scale of the structures embody the interiors of American homes. Photos confirm this.
At first glance, you might think that the classic interior was created for the "powerful of this world" or, in other words, for the elite. But this is far from being the case, since the American classic in the interior is not only concise, but also identifies democratic views and flexibility in design in general. Not catchy, but multifaceted features of the American interior can be embodied in your house or apartment by anyone who gravitates towards minimalism, diluted with impeccable accessories and paintings, laconic decor elements and non-flashy tones interspersed with bright spots.
American interiors: where they came from
America is not only a country of great opportunities, as many say, but also a multinational country that embraces many peoples with its color and traditions, so it’s impossible to say unequivocally what an American interior should look like.
Migration of many peoples, traditions, religions and cultures from different continents over the course of many millennia has made its own adjustments and eclectic features in the American style in the interior.
Due to the fact that the first settlers were prim British, American trends were significantly different from other styles in respectability, sophistication, simplicity, functionality and unpretentiousness.
Key style features
The interior of the American house is characterized by imitation or imitation of expensive materials, combining several zones into one common space, zoning the room with partitions, niches, lighting and accessories, as well as massive furniture located mainly in the center of the room.
Imitation of dear
In the interior of a country mansion or apartments, a spectacular imitation of expensive and high-quality material is very often found. Such chic is obtained due to materials that resemble natural ones in appearance. The American interior of an apartment very often includes wall panels, which only seem to be wooden at first glance, but in fact such fashionable decor is mainly made of MDF. And materials such as noblemarble or natural stone is a rarity in American interiors.
Shared space and zoning
American classics in the interior are famous for their arches and niches, which "liquefy" the space. In addition to the arches, the design is distinguished by its pseudo-partitions, which, in turn, create a visual illusion. Due to this practical technique, there is a spatial separation of one zone from another. In such areas, you can simultaneously store things and place various interior items. The described example of an American-style interior emphasizes the compactness of the common space and excellent zoning in a separate corner of the house. Such an element can be a split system or video equipment that can be placed in a niche. In turn, the dressing room will successfully coexist with the built-in wardrobe, as if “hiding” behind its doors.
Very often the concept of "American interiors" implies the absence of all limits and edges, which is expressed in the unification of space into one common zone. So, for example, there may be no partitions between the kitchen and living area, creating the illusion of a limitless space where you can enjoy chatting with friends while cooking culinary delights. The second striking example is the combined space between the living room and the hallway. One large space “flows” into the American interior of the apartment, where, opening the front door, you immediately find yourself in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility. This technique is specially created for you and for you.
Light setting andfurniture
Only in the living room you can find catchy ceiling chandeliers in a chic frame, which is a regularity in the interior of American houses and apartments. Since this bright accessory speaks not only of the grandeur of style, but also of the solemnity of the recreation area itself. It is customary to celebrate all the significant events of the family in the living rooms, whether it is a birthday or a successful end of the school year. The living room is a tradition and epitomizes all American interior design as a whole, as it is in this seating area that the whole family gathers.
The living room, like the rest of the house or apartment, is equipped with a combined light. For this, floor lamps, sconces, decorative lamps in the form of bronze figurines, as well as many types of table lighting are used, which creates the necessary atmosphere, stylized as American interiors.
In addition to the right atmosphere, some elegance and solemnity of lighting equipment, with the help of the right lighting, you can solve some problems with the zoning of the room.
Due to the fact that the area of American apartments is mostly impressive in size, the owners of such property can safely use massive upholstered furniture, wardrobes, chests of drawers, tables and chairs in the improvement of the premises. Furniture items are located in the center of the room at a considerable distance from each other.
Interior of individual rooms
American interiors in separate rooms can carry a common meaning and be the embodiment of one chosen image, or they can be bright and colorfulaccents of several themes that will merge into a single whole in the living area.
In American homes and many apartments, the kitchen area is combined with the living or dining area. Therefore, during design and planning, it is necessary to consider a powerful ventilation and exhaust system so that, firstly, delicious aromas do not interfere or distract, and secondly, the furniture in the living room or dining room is not saturated with food smells.
Furniture for the "tasty" area is mainly chosen from natural wood, painted in pastel or neutral colors. Mostly furniture in the kitchen area is white or very light in color, which only emphasizes the American-style interior. The photo below demonstrates the correct geometric shapes and stiffness of such a design.
Our own "kitchen island", which is filled with technical "delights" and nano-tech equipment, has become a hallmark of the whole style and a trend to fill and add new kitchen "toys".
Flooring - mostly parquet, laminate or tile. Firstly, such material is wear-resistant, and secondly, it does not absorb odors. Such a coating can be easily removed in the event of an “accident”, thereby adding practicality to the interior of an American home.
The walls are decorated with panels and cabinets of various shapes and sizes. The dining table is usually replaced by a bar or corner table, which, in fact, is an extension of the work surface.
American living room
The living room of an American house or apartment is a springboard for the designer's imagination. A characteristic feature of the family recreation area is truly considered a large area, where you can create a masterpiece with the help of partitions, light and decor. The non-flashy palette of walls, floors and ceilings is diluted with bright details and accessories, which brings some dissonance to American interiors. The photos posted in the article demonstrate the mathematical precision and discreet chic of the whole image.
Furniture in such a recreation area is always large, quite massive and solid, made only from natural materials. Upholstered furniture is made of a natural wooden frame with fabric or leather upholstery. An American living room must have a chest of drawers, a table, several armchairs, a large and soft sofa and a coffee table, as well as niches where video and audio equipment will be located.
Materials for the floor - often parquet board or tile, since one of the slogans of the American interior is "Practicality, practicality and more practicality!"
Another characteristic feature would be the fireplace in the center of the living room, which for many Americans has become the epitome of home comfort and traditional family values.
Restrained bathroom gloss
The next highlight of the American-style interior, of course, will be the bathroom. This is a "clean room" of considerable size, where you can find everything: the bathroom itself or the jacuzzi, located atwalls or hidden in the podium, and a lot of useful things.
The main surface of the walls is laid out with tiles or mosaics, the remaining surfaces are paneled and painted with special waterproof paint.
An unusual solution for a bathroom in an American house will, of course, be a window, and not an ordinary or ventilation one, but almost to the floor, decorated with roller blinds.
Cozy bedroom cradle
The bedroom is a zone of comfortable and intimate relaxation. Therefore, the interior of the bedroom should be quite democratic, without any frills, made in muted and pastel colors.
For the “relaxation” zone, you can pick up all the same decor elements and accessories as for the whole style as a whole. But there is still a distinguishing feature. It is necessary to choose furniture made of natural wood, preferably dark woods.
An American-style bedroom needs plenty of natural light, so the lighting solution needs to be done right and fit in with American interiors. The photo of such a room clearly demonstrates the chosen style.
Materials for flooring - wooden boards, laminate or carpet. A small carpet is often placed near the bed. The combination of all the details creates the interior of an American home that meets all the requirements and traditions.
As in other areas of the house, floor lamps, niches, various accessories can be used in the bedroom to create an atmosphereharmony and spiritual unity.
The design of the American home as it is
American home design - harmoniously selected details that embody the spirit of an independent country in a small space and identify the spiritual unity of the owner of the house with the outside world.