Abstractionism as a stylistic direction in interior design is characterized by chaotic forms and color combinations. This chaos, according to the idea of its creators, is designed to evoke subconscious associations in people’s minds.
It is considered, that everyone sees the world in his own way, and abstract objects in interior design allow to emphasize advantageously the creative concept in decor of premises. Among professional designers abstractionism is considered to be abstract art, because it does not represent life in any of its displays, but offers its own unusual and unusual vision of the world.
As a direction in art, abstractionism emerged in the early 20th century. The main idea of abstractionism is harmony and balance, built on mathematical formulas and equations, proportions and algorithms.
The abstract style in interior decorating allows to release human imagination, allowing him to see habitual subjects in a chaotic heap of lines.
The interior décor objects made in abstractionism style visually arouse contradictory associations: some people like them, they stimulate imagination and fantasy, and others find abstractionism only bewildering, because they can’t find any beauty and harmony in this style.
Abstractionism as a style of interior design is best suited for creative people, for people who are creative and deeply feel the inner beauty and harmony of the world. Today the abstract style is again at its peak of popularity, and many designers widely use in their creativity the methods and techniques of abstract interior decoration.
Characteristics of the style.
The abstract style in interior design is characterized by minimalism in the use of details, abstract drawings, decorative objects and accessories. In its main features, abstractism has an affinity to the Art Nouveau style, and many of its details are similar to this style.
The abstract elements do not necessarily have to have a sharp contrast with the main interior decoration. On the contrary, they can be made in a palette of pastel colors, but must still attract the eye with the extravagance of their shape or the unusual technique of performing images.
Interior design in the abstract style can be made in three different decorative forms. The main features of each of them are as follows:
- The first form of abstract decor consists in the use of individual elements of bright, saturated colors. Furniture items or accessories have an unusual, surprising design, and this immediately attracts attention;
- The second form of interior design in abstract style involves the use of natural wood combined with neutral, calm shades of pastel colors. In this case abstraction is manifested precisely in the unusual shapes of objects and their textures;
- The third form of abstract design is characterized by extreme minimalism of details and the use of furniture of the most unusual, fantasy forms.
The color and shade palette of interior design in the abstract style can be very diverse. To create a harmonious design, the following bright colors will be suitable:
At the same time, catchy color accents can be used only in the form of individual elements, because an abundance of bright, saturated colors will create too heavy and tiring for visual perception of the interior.
For abstract decor with wood details, it will be best to use white or black, along with contrasting metal elements. It is possible to decorate the interior with pastel shades, combined with one bright color, which is played up in the interior. A good accent can be black, as the most austere and restrained color.
Furniture for the interior in the style of abstractionism is not difficult to choose. Nowadays, many pieces of furniture are extremely simple design, purity and restraint of lines.
It is possible to perform furniture in abstract forms with unusual legs, armrests or backs of the most amazing outlines. It is possible to combine different textures, such as metal and fleecy fabric, wood and colorful artificial leather.
In an abstract interior, the main attention is paid to the subject of art – paintings or sculptures, which will stand out against the background of the rest of the interior. It is these works of art that should attract attention and bring the necessary zest to the design of the room. They can be extremely bright and have different textures.
It is possible to use small details in the form of individual accents, but they should not be too many. In small area apartments, it is best to limit yourself to a small number of elements, because the abstract style is most characterized by minimalism.
Abstract art home decor
Abstraction is a distraction from the properties of objects and the relationships between them. The abstracted objects have no clear design, style or ornamentation, a person completes in his imagination the meaning of the object, its pattern, form of use.
Abstraction is designed:
- blurred images;
- geometric patterns;
- smooth or chaotic lines;
- thematic subjects that are depicted in an unusual way.
Everyone sees their own associations in an abstract object, and if the piling up of lines and patterns makes you excited, imaginative, then abstract objects will suit your home.
Modern art is diverse with paintings with abstract images. They accentuate the colors and lines used in the interior, and can set the tone for the room’s design. An art canvas can stand out in a space, or it can fit into it, look organic. Paintings often become the starting point for interior design, so pick them up before decorating the room.
Abstract paintings can coexist with other meaningful, clear paintings or images, complementing and adding variety to the interior.
Fluid art and resin art techniques
These are techniques for creating abstract paintings without brushes or traditional painting. If you want to create an abstract painting for the interior yourself, you don’t need artistic skills. Pick beautiful colors of paint, take a hair dryer or a torch, learn the sequence of creating a masterpiece.
Fluid art is created with acrylic paints, resin art with epoxy resins.
There are several ways to apply paint. Of these, two are often used:
Shades are gradually applied to the canvas, creating a transition of color
Paints are mixed in the same container, poured onto the canvas, creating colored chaos
A rug with a distracted pattern will add dynamics or, on the contrary, calm to an orderly interior. Everything will depend on the brightness and contrast of the chosen pattern.
Abstract pattern on wallpaper is often bright and eye-catching. Therefore, it is not necessary to paste such wallpaper throughout the room, allocate for them 1-2 walls or a zoned place, for example, behind the headboard or behind the sofa. What is characteristic for wallpaper with abstraction? First of all, it is the use of unusual exquisite lines and decorative elements, the abundance of non-standard colorful combinations and the absence of a single style in a coherent image. The brightest masterpieces of manufacturers reflect the mixing of several design trends at once, allowing you to create an accent in the home interior.
Just like paintings, decorative cushions with an abstract pattern bring a feature to the interior. They can decorate a monochrome sofa or mix with other cushions that have a more meaningful pattern.
Fabrics with abstract patterns can be used as plaids, upholstery for small upholstered furniture or curtains. In this way, the interior will become more varied patterns, but does not lose the style direction.
Separate decorative objects or sculptures in abstract style will complement the compositions on the dressing table, bedside table, coffee table or coffee table. And also diversify the group of decor on shelves with books or on dressers with table lamps and other decor.
The walls can decorate not only paintings, but also handmade items without subject matter. It can be embroidery, weaving, natural components combined into an unusual object. If you like abstract objects and incoherent patterns, make handmade decor for the house, not similar to the usual themed images, but evoking pleasant feelings and associations.
Abstraction affects a person’s emotional state, awakens creative thinking, activates the imagination. It can surprise and shock. At the same time it fits in any design, varies the style of the house. The main rule when using abstraction in the interior is a sense of proportion. Do not use it everywhere, choose 1-2 items, and the interior will get new emotions.