The colonial style of decoration is known as such because it is inspired by the furniture that were used in the former colonies of European countries.
Each season, some parts are cast in the newest designs providing the warmth of wood and its straight and blunt ways without going out of fashion never entirely.
Colonial furniture make us evoke Asian and tropical paradises.
Built with exotic woods such as teak or mahogany, even they seem to keep the aroma of those legendary forests.
They are solid-looking, handcrafted, often with carvings and motifs from those cultures.
Your name includes, without making virtually no distinction furniture that emerged from the blending of cultures in the years when the European powers had a presence in Latin America and Asia.
Former colonial furniture is highly sought.
Mainly the nineteenth and from Indonesia, China, Philippines and India.
Antique dealers recognize that there are obvious differences between the furniture that come from each of these places also are influenced by European culture that ruled each of the places.
Nowadays, you can find also highly prized, almost exact reproductions of those furniture made by local craftsmen following the same techniques and processes in the past.
Obviously, these two types of colonial furniture, especially antiques, are expensive.
Today, we still find this style furniture made now, reproduced or versioned by professionals that fit well with the original furnishings.
They can be produced both in countries of origin and Westerners. This significantly lowers its price.
The colonial furniture is distinguished by a number of features
• Solid Wood. It is made with strong, solid, mostly teak wood.
• In chairs and armchairs are superb work with rattan. Chairs and armchairs a piece in this material as well, making them suitable for outdoor furniture.
• Its lines are straight and that the European model of those years are adjusted, but with the exotic touch that give their manufacturers.
• We also found carvings, turned legs and combination with forging dining tables or desks.
One desktop “boat”, rectangular pieces, with scissor legs, very smooth and some small drawers on the envelope.
You can also find more traditional desks, dining tables, coffee tables and auxiliary, all solid-looking, dark wood. Sometimes they lighten with glass.
The truth is that other materials that get a “neocolonial” already incorporated.
The windows are common dual-use (also used as libraries) and open bookstores.
Canopied beds, very low tables or square wooden chairs with arms also of the material and, of course, screens and chests, reflections of the time.
Being heavy looking furniture you have to be careful when decorating with them.
If large pieces have to choose between them unique role in a room, especially if it is a small living room, or combine them with other lighter look.
Textiles on sofas and cushions and curtains or blinds you use can also give impetus to space.
Well balanced to achieve a balance that prevents you get tired quickly furniture and decor.