France has always been and continues to be a trendsetter, including in interior design. Trends in the design of the bathroom in the style of Provence also have French roots.
This style reflects the spacious bread fields, the blossoming splendor of meadow grasses and the gentle Mediterranean coast. The bathroom made in this style will make the rest more comfortable and pleasant.
It is difficult to find an interior solution for any room, made in the traditions of one style, rather it will be a mixture of styles in decoration, furniture or accessories. Such a phenomenon is nothing more than a means for self-expression, an opportunity to bring to the interior of a part of one's own sense of the world. This applies to the bathroom, made in the Provencal style.
It can be woven laconic English, the elegance of classical or the ease of rural styles.
Briefly describing this area, it is worth noting that it is unlikely to satisfy the needs of lovers of an active lifestyle and high technologies. This style will be more in demand among family people who prefer comfort and tranquility in the house.
The name of the style - provence - literally means "province".Applicable to the style direction, the name "Provence" is used to refer to one of the country style currents. The rustic charm of home comfort, the style of the provincial houses of the south of France.
The style of Provence is inherent:
- rustic simplicity,
- lack of mannerism,
- unity with nature,
- abundance of floral ornament.
- natural shades that are strongly burned in the sun,
- is a unique elegance, rather, even the romanticism of previous eras.
In the Provencal style, the presence of elements of modernity and manufacturability is unacceptable.
A distinctive feature of the Provence style is the abundance of accessories. Mirrors and watches in forged frames, candelabras, ornate candlesticks, wicker baskets, statuettes. The symbol of France is the cock, so in the Provencal interior very often you can find figures depicting this bird.
Very harmonious in this interior will be a combination of forged or cast fixtures with glass lampshades. The wall panels are decorated with seascapes, all kinds of paintings and hand-painted ceramics. In the interior perfectly fit the Mediterranean landscapes.
The perfect combination of white and blue shades in the design of tiles, bathtubs, curtains and towels will emphasize the sophistication and uncommonness of the Provencal style.
For the Provencal style, the use of natural building materials is typical, so in the bathroom you can often find walls covered with a layer of plaster and painted on top, or the floor of wood.
Naturally, modern execution of the Provencal style requires the practicality of materials, in connection with this, for the design of the floor and walls, ceramic tiles are used. The variety of models of tiles allows creating provencal interiors without resorting to expensive and impractical building materials.
Doors in this interior are usually wooden( or made from cheaper imitation wood).Plastic and glass doors in such an interior do not fit. It is best to use natural wood shades, the doors of light and brown shades of color will also look fine, but the wood texture should be preserved.
Drawing attention to the color design, it should be noted that the bathroom style Provence dominated by delicate beige shades.
Cream and sand colors are often found. To complement the primary color use a brown or terracotta shade.
An unusual combination of subdued red and soft blue underlines some naivety of Provence.
Ideally fit in the delicate color design of the bathroom furniture made in soft olive or turquoise hues, and impeccably white plumbing.
The color of the ceiling is usually white, but it is often decorated with decorative stucco or beams. Sometimes it is simply left whitewashed, emphasizing the provinciality of the style.
In the style of Provence, the flower ornament predominates, but it must carry an additional load, and not shift attention to itself. There is an ornament in the form of cells and strips. The main thing in choosing an ornament is ease and simplicity.
The choice of plumbing
Naturally, all plumbing has a modern configuration, but it must contain elements of the Provencal style. For the manufacture of shells, metal, porcelain and marble are used.
Firms in the Provencal style:
- Devon & Devon,
- Villeroy & Boch,
Sinks are mounted to the wall and floor and can have a console with legs made of metal or faience;A metal base resembling cast iron casting.
Toilet bowl is best to choose the same firm as the sink to achieve a harmonious interior.
Mixers, shower heads and valves should also be included. In general, choosing a plumber is easy enough, you must avoid straight lines and bright colors.
Material for making furniture in the bathroom should be chosen moisture-proof, however, styling under the provence is mandatory.
A classic wooden chest of drawers or chest of drawers, decorated for a tree, will look very presentable. Wicker baskets will hint at the identity of village life. Fittings for furniture are better used forged - this once again emphasizes the identity of the Provencal style.
If you go back to the origins of the Provencal style, you can see that the window is a mandatory attribute of the bathroom. Naturally, there are no windows in small bathrooms, however, they can easily be replaced by a large mirror in the frame or a landscape sketch.
To owners of spacious bathrooms it is possible to accommodate in a bathroom not only classical furniture, but also a dressing table, a cabinet from a tree and chairs decorated with pillows.
Provincial bathroom chic gives wicker accessories or an armchair. In a modern bathroom, the use of light-colored leather furniture is permissible. The main thing is to place furniture so that the area and comfort of the premises are not affected.
A massive forged chandelier, candlesticks and candelabra in the Provencal style will fill the bathroom with an abundance of light that is typical of provincial France.
Do not forget about all kinds of vials, vases, statuettes, caskets that so love the style of Provence. However, they should not overload the space, but on the contrary, create a sense of spaciousness and rural comfort at the same time.
Excellent in this interior will fit towels and curtains, hand-embroidered. They will not only create coziness in the bathroom, but also tell you about your own attitude towards creating and maintaining comfort in your home.
Following such simple advice, you can recreate at home the south of France in all its splendor and beauty.