Most of us on weekend breaks from the exhausting stress we cities for cottages and country homes. Many spend their holidays and seriously thinking about moving permanently to the country house. But some people do so, leaving a comfortable city apartments. What takes us there other than ecology? A different way of life, other values. And our homes. Talk about the interior of a village house. Not a country cottage, namely village houses.
It should be noted that Russian style interior rustic home is different from the American style «country» or from the interior of the English house in the country. Different habitat, different customs, completely different flavor. The design of the houses in the rustic style came into Vogue in Russia in the second half of the nineteenth century. Then the share of the country fell terrible ordeals and had no styles in the interior. In the fashion of the interior of the village houses began to return only a century and remains popular to this day. We are talking about life style and design houses in our villages before the onset of total chaos in the economy and in the minds, as said the Transfiguration Professor. If we are talking about a peasant village houses, it was, for the most part, a strong economy. If noble – a conscious reproduction of the most attractive features of this lifestyle, largely in defiance of the prevailing social fashion.
However, the existing differences in the interior of the rustic style of different peoples, and traced the General features of the farmhouse
- Basic materials and finish farm house wood and stone.
- Finishing is made simple, even rude.
- The furniture is mainly wooden, solid, sturdy, but without any frills. Particularly good quality are different chests and dressers. There are items wrought iron furniture. A modern interpretation of the rustic style used wicker furniture.
- Many interior items made by the owners of the house. Or, as is fashionable today, is made in the old techniques.
- A lot of textile products from linen, cotton, burlap or cotton, including woven by hands of the hostess. These things are simple, sturdy, made with soul for himself. Dominated by bright colors.
- For Russian houses required a large Russian stove, which in the homes of our ancestors performed, except heating, even many other features.
- Other features of Russian rural style: log walls of the hut, carved cornices and platbands, carvings in the interior. Obligatory samovar, which agriculture occupies a special position.
All these elements of the interior should make a village house comfortable, cozy, warm.
In the country house living room gathering place large family, the main room in the house. To reproduce the original interior of a Russian village house of the mid nineteenth century, it is impossible and not necessary. However, if you want you can decorate the living room and the whole house with the persistence of certain traditions.
Let’s start with sex. Better to lay a nice wooden floor and then paint it. The quality of flooring you can choose massive parquet Board or laminate flooring which simulates wooden floors. On the floor will look good woven colorful rug. Laid on the floor in a village house, the carpet, the more fluffy it hardly makes sense.
For walls living room of a village house, you can use a block-house or timber imitation. Wood wall covering is treated with antiseptic and fire-fighting compounds and, if desired, can be tinted.
The stone house is the meaning of the walls make rustic decorative plaster or glue simple paper Wallpaper with floral pattern. Color scheme matched the furniture.
The ceiling is painted with a white paint or coat with whitewash. With painted white ceiling will look good the false beams. They can make your own or buy ready-made from polyurethane. The beam needs to stand out contrasting dark color against a white ceiling.
The furniture is chosen based on your capabilities. It is desirable to furnish the living room wooden furniture, is quite massive. Will find their place in this rustic interior furniture with wrought iron elements (chairs, desks, tables) and furniture. Will look great and restored old dresser or chest. Only the restoration of this rare piece of furniture should not destroy the traces of his honoured age. This will add flavor and make the main focus in the living room.
The room should be at least one soft sofa and pair of armchairs. This place leisurely conversations and contemplation of flames in the fireplace. Pillows in pillow cases made of natural fabrics, especially sewn by their hands, will make the sofa more cozy and relaxing mood. On the shelves in the living room cute trinkets and toys from wood or clay to complement the interior of the living room. They can be placed on delicate tissues, such as cloth put on the table.
Created atmosphere of a village house it is not necessary to destroy modern lighting fixtures. Save the style, use lamps with shades, lamps and chandeliers in rustic style. They Shine a warm yellowish light that you need in order to fill the room with comfort.
Real Russian stove fold will be able only a professional. Specialty is rare and very in demand. To a good stove in line people wait several years. However, the fireplace in style «country» will not spoil, as they say, mass. Built of carved Sandstone blocks in warm colors, with polished decorative elements and solid wood mantel shelf it will be appropriate in the interior. And you will have the opportunity to benefit from technical progress, without departing from the selected style. Ovens these fireplaces usually have a very high efficiency and is equipped with a system of forced supply of hot air for hidden connections in other areas of the house. So not only do you living room rustic house with beautiful fireplace decorate, but the whole house will effectively atopica. Using a heat-resistant glass door stove fireplace in the evenings will be very pleased to admire the dancing flames in the furnace. I must admit that with all the advantages of the Russian stove, heat resistant glass door, she has no.
The second most important room in a village house – the kitchen. Maintain the style of the interior, without giving up the benefits of civilization.
The style was very similar to the interior room of a village house: wooden floors or parquet made of massive boards, bleached or dyed ceiling. If the size of the kitchen allows, do not give up false beams on the ceiling. The false beams have to be dark in colour and contrast to stand out on a white ceiling.
Walls depends on the material. Wooden walls can also be clad block-house or timber imitation. Brick wall it is desirable to impose a tile of aged brick. The choice of colors will determine the color of the furniture – you should not choose too intense the color of the tile in the bright kitchen. At least some of the furniture should be wooden. Or have wooden facades. Facades can be decorated with carving. Modern kitchen appliances can also hide behind the wooden facades, but it is a matter of taste.
Everything else – at your discretion. Will look beautiful in the kitchen in rustic clay pots, decorative plates, embroidered towels, bunches of onions and garlic.
Throw a rag on the floor Mat. Such villages crochet. And the Windows hang white lace curtains.
Lighting, you can arrange lamps in the form of bright yellow flowers.
A great idea is to install around a table and wooden benches, covered with crocheted bedspreads.
And don’t forget to put on the table a pot-bellied samovar!
The rustic style of other rooms of the house depends on you. Can be restricted to kitchen and living room in this style to make all of the room. The main thing is to keep your home cozy, comfortable and warm. To design the interior in country style you are quite capable. Moreover, doing this finished, retract the process, you learn a lot of interesting things and would be competent to discuss with any specialist in the field of rural style in the interior.