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    A mix of European elegance and exotic influences from African or Asian cultures - that’s the essence of the colonial style. Dark heavy furniture from exotic wood is a mainstay of this aesthetics, the impression of formality softened by subtle earthy colours of other elements of the decor. Think of whites, beiges or vanillas, but also shades of brown and green. The focus is on natural materials and fabrics - teak wood, rattan, leather, linen, cotton. Ethnic patterns, botanical or animal prints are welcome, as they will add an even more informal spirit to the interior. However, use them with caution - too much leopard spots or zebra stripes will create unwanted chaos. Decorations are important - canvas prints presenting maps, travel souvenirs, globes or antlers highlight the exotic character of the interior. The whole look cannot do without a fair amount of large green plants in decorative pots, faux greenery being a nice alternative for those without green fingers. Basically, the colonial style means informal elegance reached through solid forms in natural colours and materials.

    Colonial Style Living Room

    A colonial style living room mixes traditional British aesthetics with oriental, exotic influences. Thus, dark hardwood furniture, robust and simple in form, is often balanced with earth tone colour palette. If a coffee table and bookcases are in dark mahogany, your corner sofa and armchairs should veer towards warm creams or beiges for more visual lightness. The colonial style would be nothing without all the right decorations. Items and patterns that remind you of far-flung corners of the world - African masks, figurines of elephants, oriental ceramics - and green plants will perfectly inscribe in the colonial style aesthetics. The trick is, however, not to overcharge the interior with too many details, as the colonial style likes space and comfort. A vintage world map, a globe, patterned cushions, or a Moroccan style carpet will help you introduce the exotic character to the room. Colour-wise, keep to browns, beiges, whites, greens, and sandy or rusty hues. The main idea is to create a functional and comfortable interior with a slightly laid-back vibe.

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    Colonial Style Dining Room

    In a colonial style dining room, a large dark wood dining table is the centrepiece, complemented with matching wooden dining chairs - here go for simple forms and robust construction. Balance the dark colour of the furniture with light colour walls and curtains. Work with the earthy colour palette - beiges, browns, rust, sand and greens. It is decorations, however, that will infuse the interior with an exotic character. Use wicker baskets and oriental ceramics. Wood is the hallmark of the style, so make sure to add a wooden floor lamp with a jute lampshade, lanterns or a wooden wall clock. Mural wallpapers with botanical patterns will further highlight colonial aesthetics. Complement the look with white flower racks, fill the room with plants or faux greenery and enjoy your meals in a relaxed atmosphere of a colonial dining room.

    A colonial style dining room with a dark wooden table and matching chairs. An elegant tableware, a dark wooden floor and creamy walls complete the look.
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    Did you know?

    The colonial style evolved as a result of colonisation of American, Asia and African continents by European countries. The process is beautifully presented in the film ‘Out of Africa’ with Meryl Streep - a screen adaptation of a memoir by Karen Blixen, where the main character, after moving to Kenya from Denmark, tried to recreate her family home in African conditions. Like her, many other expatriates of the colonisation era brought over from Europe all their furniture, porcelain and textiles. Some of the goods arrived damaged, others deteriorated with time due to the harshness of the African climate, and had to be replaced with local equivalents. Thus, ethnic patterns, exotic materials and elements of culture pervaded the Europeans interior design style, creating an informally elegant colonial style.

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    A large bedroom in a colonial style with a comfortable four poster bed in dark wood and decorated with ethnic pattern cushions.

    Colonial Style Bedroom

    A large wooden four poster bed is the mainstay of the colonial style bedroom. Dark wood, like mahogany or ebony, is the colour of choice here. The same goes for nightstands, chests of drawers and wardrobes. To balance out the dark shades of the furniture and introduce lightness to the room, go for white walls and light colour accessories. Choose natural fabrics in earthy tones - beige woollen bed covers and cotton throws, rust colour curtains, wooden table lamps with jute lampshades, wicker or seagrass baskets. Don’t forget about decorations, as they will highlight the exotic character of the bedroom. Think of a wooden chest for linen and a room divider with a botanical print or openwork construction. Throw in ethnic or animal pattern throw pillows, a heavy ornate mirror or an oriental canvas print and let yourself dream of distant travels in the comfort of a colonial style bedroom.

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    Expert's advice

    If you’re after a casual comfort with ethnic influences inspired by your travels or interests, the colonial style is the right choice. Decorations play an important role here and their choice decides on the different forms this interior design trend will take. A colonial style veering towards oriental inspirations from Asian cultures will favour delicate openwork decorations, ceramics, botanical patterns and bird prints. Embracing the African influences, both tribal and Arabic, the colonial style will focus on wooden elements, especially of dark hue, and animal prints, while drawing from the lifestyle of Native Americans, it will welcome ethnic patterns and natural fabrics. Regardless of the origin, the colonial style works within the same colour palette inspired by nature itself - trees, sand, rust and soil. All those beiges, browns, greens, yellows and whites are meant to introduce calmness of vast plains and laid-back atmosphere of a sunny day. So take out all your souvenirs from exotic travels and proudly present them in your colonial style home.

    A living room in a colonial style with a fireplace, a comfortable white sofa, matching armchairs and a dark wood coffee table. A white table lamp on the wooden side table complements the look.

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