The term "classic" comes from the Latin classicus – standard, standard, procedure. Classicism prevailed in Europe in the XVII-XIX centuries. It was based on the desire to revive the ancient Greek ideals of beauty. Many of the rules and canons inherited from the classical ancient art. Europe has refused to excessive luxury, pretentiousness, as embodied in the architecture of the Baroque and Rococo, and asked a simple and clear, noble forms of the period of antiquity. For Classicism is characterized by a clear and straight lines, right symmetrical forms, the severity of proportions. All this creates a feeling of solidity, stability, monumentality. In the manufacture of furniture are beginning to use technology marquetry.
Gold and bronze is much less than during the reign of the Baroque and Rococo. Chairs upholstered fabric with floral pattern. Forms backs become stricter in their decor antique motifs appear: swords, helmets, shields. Furniture of the Classical period – a work of art: applied carving, gilding, inlaid with rare woods, mother of pearl, bronze. Classicism is unthinkable without the stucco and sculpture. Empire (Late Classicism) introduced in interior decoration military symbols: flags, helmets, swords in the bas-reliefs, and stucco carvings, gilt hands. Classic interior requires expensive, high-quality and natural materials: wood, stone, silk. Very organic look columns with bronze capitals, fireplaces, marble.
Colors are used quiet, subdued. Suitable warm colors: all shades of brown, beige, olive, as well as soft cool shades. The walls have a flat surface can be covered with cloth. Wallpaper and carpets should be monophonic or understated pattern. Furniture austere and elegant. The interior in classic style requires good lighting, most often used chandeliers of crystal, transparent stone or expensive glass. A good solution would be bronze or gold-plated chandeliers with shades that mimic a candle. The classic situation involves a lot of mirrors visually expand the space. The ruling in the classic color – white. White furniture can be decorated with gold, lined with pastel-colored textiles, harmonizing with the color of the walls. No less popular option – furniture color of natural wood with brass trim and a blue-green or pink upholstery, and the same fabric used for curtains, bedspreads. Textiles should be combined with the form of upholstered furniture and the color of the wood. In the classical setting appropriate silk, satin, cotton, brocade. Very ennobling room curtains drapes with complex, heavy flowing folds, with tassels. Paintings decorate the walls is the same size, symmetrically hung on walls. Today, despite the many avant-garde cuisine decisions, the most popular cuisine in a classic style. It is warm and cozy. Brookfield often expresses his thoughts on the topic. In most cases the furniture is made of wood: oak, beech, birch and acacia. In economic version of natural materials are used only for making the scope of the facade, the rest of the kitchen furniture made of MDF, covered with a veneer of different sorts of wood. People choose classic solid, conservative. The richness of the classical interior underlines the high social status of the owner, his respectability.