Rococo Style Interior: Comfort & Luxury

Classical Interior Decor

Triumph of Rococo

1730-1760

Rococo  is an exceptionally ornamental and theatrical style of architecture, art and decoration which combines

  • asymmetry
  • scrolling curves
  • gilding
  • white and pastel colors
  • sculpted molding
  • trompe l’oeil frescoes

to create surprise and the illusion of motion and drama. It is often described as the final expression of the Baroque movement.

Rococo was first used as a humorous variation of the French word rocaille , a method of decoration using pebbles, seashells and cement to decorate grottoes and fountains since the Renaissance.

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Rococo Style Ornament
Rococo Style Pattern

Main Features

No such thing as too much decoration

Rococo features exuberant decoration, with an abundance of curves, counter-curves, undulations and elements modeled on nature

The exteriors of Rococo buildings are often simple, while the interiors are entirely dominated by their ornament. The style was highly theatrical, designed to impress and awe at first sight. 

Floor plans of churches were often complex, featuring interlocking ovals; In palaces, grand stairways became center pieces, and offered different points of view of the decoration.

The main ornaments of Rococo are: 

  • asymmetrical shells, 
  • acanthus and other leaves, 
  • birds, 
  • bouquets of flowers, 
  • fruits, 
  • musical instruments, 
  • angels and 
  • Far Eastern elements 

Colors

Inspiration of Modern Luxury Decor

The interior uses innovative colors that are deemed unconventional at the time.  The Rococo Style discarded the majestic, solemn tone of the Baroque and Renaissance Style, instead insisted to use pale colors such as

  • Light Green
  • Light Pink
  • Rose
  • Cream
  • Peral-Grey
  • Very Light Blue

Along with the implementation of Large Floor-to-Ceiling Windows. The Rococo started an interior revolution and inspired most of modern Luxury Designs.

Art & Decor

Between Man and God

During the Rococo period, God, Saints, and Knights began to share their spotlight in artworks with Royalties, Nature, and Individuals of Importance. Many of the artistic expressions at the time leaned away from Solemn subjects such as religion and politics. They preferred to depict leisure and hobbies. Scenery, outings, and parties were among the most popular themes during the Rococo period.

Other Popular Themes

Large Bird Tapestry Panel

Decorative Rococo Tapestry

Bird Theme Panel

Hunting Scene

Rococo Decorative Tapestry

Rococo Maiden Tapestry

Maiden in Vineyard 1/2

Maiden in Vineyard 2/2​

Rococo Maiden Tapestry

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