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In the decorative design that we can understand, the term American style appears to be second only to European style. It felt like we couldn't be more familiar with it. In fact, when it comes to American style, it is difficult to say one thing. Due to the country's multiculturalism and super inclusiveness, it does not have many elements that are entirely local.
Until now, the largest in the United States is the number one that an interior design website can query. The style with the most cases is still Contemporary. In other words, the American style emphasizes more on openness, integration, and presence. According to my understanding, the current nature means being able to express the most cutting-edge internationalization consciousness, and sort out the styles to complement each other to form a space.
The American style itself has surpassed its original meaning, and most native American owners will no longer deliberately pursue a certain "American style". What we are discussing here is a narrow, representative American style. style. If we can still find some obvious style differences in the design of each house, I think it is more appropriate to use the area as a basis to distinguish different American styles. Apart from the highly integrated contemporary style, I propose three more representative types below.
1. Rough American style represented by the western and northwestern regions. This can also be extended to Craftsman, Farmhouse, Rustic, let's look at the below few pictures to feel:
These styles are often formed by the transformation of some old houses or historical buildings. For us, they may be deliberately imitated, but for themselves, they may be naturally formed styles. In these styles, there will be some transformations of old things. The style of using old things, in fact, it is characterized by a dialogue between new and old. Due to the new combination of new objects and old space, there will be a lot of historical era, and there will be different Aesthetic sparks are produced with unexpected effects.
Furthermore, his general color system is mainly based on the natural earth color system. Warm colors and neutral colors are preferred. No matter the overall background or the color of the furniture, it will reflect a sense of integration into the surrounding environment, with the house itself. The tone is the same, but changing it at will not produce that kind of intention.
Rough, old, corroded wood elements are required. In addition, some fake beams of the original structure type are also necessary. As much as possible, use the color and texture of the material itself instead of using the main material of secondary processing, which is very helpful for shaping the style. At the same time, the style of furniture is no less limited to a certain type. It uses iron, wood, cloth, leather, etc. as much as possible (more bright metal copper products are less used) to present a sense of handmade. Also accept the irregular and uncontrollable properties of some natural materials.
The picture below is an artificially added mashup element, which makes a modern-style room have some rough vitality.
Of course, occasionally adding some other unnatural colors is also effective. This is a relatively high-level attempt. It is a good choice when you are sure of the style itself.
2. The traditional style is represented by the central region and the most developed areas. The traditional style is more suitable for a large family living at the same time. I feel that this style is the closest to the "European style" we are familiar with.
The color system of this style is richer, and it is not completely lived in warm color system. Often, a more vivid combination will be made on the wall, which is more fresh and natural. Having said that, in fact, most owners still choose honey, caramel, etc. as the wall color. Traditional styles usually use more standard and refined classical furniture as the main body, and most of them can be adjusted. The color space is actually left on the walls and curtains.
Traditional American styles should choose more delicate furniture as much as possible (more refined, but not large carved furniture), the line level needs to be a bit more, and at the same time, you can try some plaster lines on the hard installation. Make as many changes and attempts on the front as possible, do not leave blank, try to change the color, make wallpaper, wall covering, texture paint, etc. The choice of wallpaper can be slightly textured, as the background does not need to highlight too much its exquisite.
3. Beach Style This style is actually based on some elements that are gradually popular in contemporary style. As we all know, the coastline of the United States is very long. Among the many buildings along the way, if you want to design interiors, you must definitely make some changes and adjustments in response to the circumstances. Of course, I do not mean that the coastline style can only be designed in coastal buildings, but that it has gradually formed its own unique flavor, and we can use it in any space.
In fact, after further analysis, we can conclude that the combination of blue + natural elements has become the trend of American decoration style in recent years, so it will be listed separately. This style is undoubtedly based on a variety of shades of blue as the main color, and some green or neutral color furniture. But we need to pay attention to two points in this style:
First, control the proportion. In fact, you just need to make sure that blue looks like a main color system, and the finishing touch is enough. It's not that I want to pursue a coastal style, which means that most things should be blue. The formation of this coastal style also requires the cooperation of other non-blue furniture, which is formed by the texture of the mix. Remember not to be too entangled at this point.
Second, distinguish it from the Mediterranean style. The Mediterranean style is another big category that everyone pays more attention to, which is not in the scope of today's discussion. Their common feature is the blue color as the main decorative color, but the difference is that the shape of the furniture and the overall room lines are completely different. The coast style in the American style is still more integrated, with more delicate furniture as the main body. You can add some small items such as cotton and linen, hand-woven, but the overall focus is only on the choice of color. But the Mediterranean style pays more attention to presenting the local characteristics and style, that is, the texture and randomness will be more prominent. Compare the last Mediterranean style.
In addition to the three styles listed, in fact, there are many other small categories that can be analyzed in the American style. As a space designer, the most important thing is not fixed modular design, but thinking about people's lifestyle. As a soft wear designer, the most important thing is not the fixed match, but the thinking mode.