Flemish decoration is a great success. Like the Scandinavian style, this decoration from the North invites itself into our homes and is frequently found on the front page of specialized magazines. To succeed in your Flemish decoration, you should nevertheless master your codes! Through this article, we wanted to give you the keys to this new trend. We are going to decipher the origin of this style but also present to you our 5 essential rules for a successful decor. Are you ready to let yourself be seduced by this style from the North?
WHAT IS FLEMISH DECORATION? LET’S DECIPHER THIS STYLE!
Sometimes wrongly compared to shabby or baroque chic, Flemish decoration is nevertheless unique in its kind. While some fashions disappear over time, others are transformed and become hybrids and this is indeed the case with Flemish decoration. To understand this phenomenon, it is necessary to look at the origins of the Flemish style.and for that you don’t need to go very far… As its name suggests, this one comes from the North of France and Belgium. It developed more specifically in bourgeois family homes. This interior decoration is intended to be warm, sober and very cozy at the same time.
Now that you are unbeatable on the history of this style, discover our 5 essential rules so that your Flemish decoration is a real success.
HOW TO SUCCEED IN YOUR FLEMISH STYLE DECORATION?
As we have previously indicated, creating a Flemish style decoration involves mastering certain rules. Behind the apparent freedom of style of this trend, there are actually some very specific codes that will play on the success or otherwise of your decor. Want to know them? Don’t miss a beat of our valuable advice!
A MIX OF SOFT AND WARM TONES
What jumps out when you enter a Flemish-style house is the pretty color palette that brings softness and warmth to the room. Generally, neutral shades like white and beige rely on a few darker touches like black. This association tends to lay the foundations of a sober interior conducive to relaxation. A few warm touches then bring life to the whole. Through shades such as orange, the room immediately develops an atmosphere conducive to conviviality and a strong feeling of well-being emerges.
A COSMOPOLITAN INTERIOR
Flemish decoration mixes styles and plays on its disparities to create a one-of-a-kind interior. Like this interior, we like to combine modern furniture like this Bolero armchair by Mobitec with vintage accessories like this traditional frame or this factory-style chandelier. We also like to combine period furniture such as Flemish furniture and padded armchairs with more modern furniture. Imposing pieces of furniture rub shoulders with other more minimalist and slender ones. Other even more atypical styles can be mixed. We particularly appreciate the industrial windows that bring clarity and a resolutely contemporary look to a decor. Go for collections on Homary.com.
ORGANIC MATERIALS FOR SOFTNESS
Who says well-being in a decoration necessarily says a mixture of organic materials. From fabric to leather, via wood, softness is essential and what better than these materials to create a real cocoon of relaxation? With a wool plaid placed on the sofa or on a living room chair, a pretty braided cushion, a leather club chair or a comfortable fabric corner sofa, there is no doubt that you will be able to relax and feel good at home. Large linen curtains can also be arranged as a veil and will offer you a space cut off from the outside world as soon as you need them.
The top of the chic of Flemish decoration? Bring a mineral touch through the exposed red bricks typical of Flemish architecture.
WE SAY YES TO NATURAL LIGHT!
The benefits of light on morale no longer need to be demonstrated. So open your room to natural light! Bay windows and large openings are preferred. The sun’s rays will magnify the aesthetics of your room and give radiance to the colors. Thanks to natural light, your room will be even softer and warmer. If you are not lucky enough to have a bright interior open to the outside, we have the solution. In this case, your Flemish room should ideally have several light sources. For example, you can play with candlesticks and crystal chandeliers or combine them with an industrial, cinema-style floor lamp.
TWEAKING YOUR DECOR, THE ESSENTIAL!
It’s all in the detail and even more with the Flemish-style decoration! A room that promotes well-being must be a living room. In addition to a mixture of Flemish furniture and various other styles, do not hesitate to use and abuse decorative objects, green plants and to bring an offbeat touch through original frames. The Flemish decoration is uninhibited and cocooning to perfection!