Bungalow-style for fans of the good old days. The direction is very popular in America. The Bungalow is a symbol of the dream of a resort Paradise. In Europe, the style came relatively recently. The inhabitants of the Old World were able to do the incredible: they adapted the Bungalow to the realities of city houses and apartments.
India is not only home to elephants
Eastern cultures and Sanskrit are constant sources of inspiration for designers. The word “Bungalow” in India is called a one-story house made of natural materials. The stress in the style name floats: it can be in the first or second syllable. In Sanskrit, the word means ” belongs to Bengal.” The Bungalow is ideally suited to the hot Maritime climate of the region, which is divided between India and Bangladesh due to political circumstances.
From Bengal to California
In the XVII century, English colonizers quickly appreciated the convenience of the Eastern style. He moved to the United States, became the hallmark of the New World. In the nineteenth century, American architect Arthur page brown designed the first Bungalow-style house. The structure has undergone changes compared to the original Bengali. In the birth of a new style contributed to the tradition of arrangement of English cottages and army tents. A traditional American Bungalow is a one-and-a-half-story house with a sloping roof. There are no stairs. A large porch, a cozy back yard-indispensable attributes of the building. A house in this style always has large Windows. Its size may vary, but to create an interior used (mostly) natural materials. The design of the Bungalow is focused on the maximum use of natural light sources. Chandeliers, wall lamps do not play the first violin in it. The ideal option for an apartment or house is considered to be built-in lighting.
About redevelopment and simpler options
If you decide to create an interior in the style of a Bungalow, the question often rests on redevelopment and related difficulties. In this Bungalow, the Central place is occupied by one room-a living room. Bedroom, bathroom, kitchen are located around it. Without redevelopment is also possible to do, if:
– use wood finishing materials and light natural colors;
– use built-in cabinets, shelves;
– do not clutter the space of rooms with unnecessary furniture;
– avoid an abundance of decorative items.
Practicality, brevity-important features of the Bungalow. Furniture should move easily from place to place. Heavy cabinets, tables, and chairs won’t do. Furniture made of bamboo and light wood is needed for the arrangement of the room. Ideally fit into the interior decor items made of straw, tapestries, glass, ceramic vases, family photos in wooden frames.
Can I use bright colors?
The Bungalow style is not conservative. Natural shades of furniture, finishing materials for walls, ceiling, floor are perfectly combined with splashes of red, black, Burgundy. In such an interior should be absent large things saturated bright colors. Pink and lilac are undesirable. The atmosphere of American comfort can be created in a spacious country house or a small city apartment on their own, if competently, carefully choose the color scheme, furniture, finishing materials, accessories.
There is a place for plastic and metal!
In the modern Bungalow style, artificial materials that imitate wooden surfaces but last longer than wood are gaining popularity. To equip the room, you can:
– in the design of the walls to give preference to decorative or simple plaster, discreet fabrics or Wallpaper with small floral ornaments;
– actively use monochrome finishing materials;
– to give up curtains in favor of wooden blinds;
– experiment with roller blinds;
– decorate window sills with fresh flowers or dwarf trees;
– install a fireplace whose lining is made of brick or raw cobblestone.
Bungalow style-a kind of ideal for those who seek peace of mind, a pleasant village atmosphere, idealizes the good old days. Its free bright space adjusts to rest, helps to restore strength faster, gives positive emotions.
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