Baroque made its appearance in the 17th century. It is essential in all branches of art and architecture. The style has since become an eternal trend. Today the baroque decor is often combined with other styles – shabby chic, bohemian, traditional or modern. But it always aims to highlight the high status and wealth of the owners. Its distinctive features are complexity, demonstration and pomp.
In order to adopt the Baroque style in your interior, there are some essential principles that you must take into account. Above all, the baroque makes an impression with its strong emphasis on valance, marquetry and crests. In the beginning, the color palette used includes bold shades like dark red or green. The lavish gold decoration is at the center of baroque trends. It is used to adorn furniture as well as all types of accessories – mirrors, picture frames, bedside lamps, candlesticks, pottery etc. Pastel colors spread later with the birth of the Rococo style which continues to be inspired by the Baroque.
If you admire the Baroque era and want to adopt this unique style in your interior, we come to your aid. Let’s take a look at all the key features and details to get a dazzling result:
- Opt for a floor constructed from high-end materials – such as solid wood or marble.
- Decorate the ceiling with images of putti (paintings or sculptures of a child) or plaster ornaments. Plant patterns are suitable for walls. You can see lots of ideas for decorating Baroque walls in the following article.
- The furniture is distinguished by curved legs, sculpted details and an abundance of gilding. If you want to add a touch of Baroque fascination to your existing decor, consider small items like mirrors, console tables, bedside tables or coffee tables. Crystal chandeliers are a mandatory item.
- You can also go for carved wood details matched with luxurious textiles for the upholstery of furniture, walls and windows. The most typical fabric is damask.
- To soften the space, place large hand-woven rugs.
Baroque decor – the perfect choice for those who like a pompous atmosphere
Bedroom with gold decoration – key element in the Baroque style
Enhance your living room with a massive fireplace in magnificent ornaments
Kitchen in typical colors for baroque decor – red and gold
The decoration of the entrance. The house in baroque style makes an impression from the first steps in its interior. The entrance walls are richly adorned with golden patterns. The ceiling is also distinguished by an original shape or by a decoration in gold and plaster. Let’s not forget the crystal chandelier and wall candle holders. If you aim to elicit the admiration of your guests, impress them with an ambience in saturated colors.
Modern entrance in baroque inspiration – purple walls with gold decoration
Beige wallpaper with floral patterns to give more authenticity to the interior
Flowers bring a fresh, modern feel to the classic interior
The decoration of the living room. The words that best describe this room are: grandeur and splendor. The highlight of the Baroque decoration is the large pieces of furniture. Golden undertones make the space truly pompous and luxurious. Very often, the color of the fabric used for the upholstery matches perfectly with the wood linings. Thus we create a royal atmosphere. Nowadays, we are passionate about combining different styles to ensure a unique and original atmosphere. You can therefore mix the features of the baroque style with some of the current trends. You still have to keep harmony and symmetry in the living room.
Living room that combines styles – rustic brick wall with baroque marble floor
Red is the favorite shade to create a royal space
The obligatory accessory – crystal chandelier
Beige living room with long and massive curtains – typical for the Baroque style
Ceiling with plaster scroll shapes
Modern spirit in the baroque interior
Royal salon in red and gold
Sofa in luxury design – ideal for the baroque decor of the living room
Pastel colors are very typical for the Rococo style
Dark purple goes perfectly with black undertones to create ambiance sumptuous
Wooden parquet is a practical solution for the choice of flooring
Decorative cushions with floral motifs are also important elements
The decoration of the kitchen and the dining room. Even though this is a 17th century style, Baroque cuisine can feel modern. Just draw a parallel between the past and the present. In the typical Baroque sense, the key elements in the kitchen are the cabinets and the backsplash. Choose colors and designs that make the atmosphere majestic and massive. The most preferred combination for the color scheme – white / beige and gold. To add a contemporary touch, you can use metallic shades. Crystal chandeliers and lighting are also part of the baroque trend.
Open kitchen in baroque style with beige and white shades
Cabinets with gold decoration and marble backsplash
Baroque traits adopted in modern design
Give a baroque look to your white kitchen with a golden decoration
Install a majestic chandelier above the central island
For a more contemporary decor, paint the walls yellow
Dining room in opulent design
Mix the baroque style with the trendy top shabby chic for a splendid effect
The decoration of the bedroom. Still the same key details – twisted pillars, intricate spirals, large irregular curves, oversized moldings, luxurious fabrics and inlaid wood floors. The golden color is at the center of the decoration. It is combined with shades of pink, dark green and red-brown. For a more contemporary look, combine classic decor with luxury modern furniture. The wooden floor guarantees a warm atmosphere. The large windows provide enough natural light. The high ceiling increases the space in the room. The main element in the bedroom is the king size bed. By adding a piece of furniture or a valuable accessory – a well-proportioned chair or a huge mirror, you can turn every room into a royal corner..
Sleeping area in the bedroom
Aim for contrasts with white walls and black ceilings
The King Size bed is the key element in a baroque bedroom
Combine pink shades with rich gold decoration
White bedroom in modern design mixed with some essential features of the baroque style
Works of art play a major role in the Baroque interior
Solid wood is a high-end material
If you want to feel like a queen …
Furniture upholstery in beige fabric with floral patterns
Red shades give a splendid air to the bedroom
The black walls go wonderfully with the red and white decor
Idea for a luxury design of your office
The decoration of the bathroom. In order to have a baroque corner, you have to opt for luxury materials – marble and gold. For an opulent look, install large mirrors and crystal chandeliers. The wrought iron decoration is also suitable. If you like the baroque style, but you don’t have the resources to transform the bathroom, there are some techniques that will come in handy. You can, for example, paint the legs of a chair or some of the elements in gold.
The bathroom can also have a lavish look
Several key Baroque elements – marble bathtub, crystal chandelier, gold ornaments
The large mirror is also present in the baroque decoration of the bathroom