What is Baroque Decor and Its Characteristics?

Do you like Baroque style and you are looking for more information? This article will explain more about its features and some ideas to create Baroque decor.

What is Baroque Decor?
The term "Baroque" is derived from a Spanish or Portuguese word which refers to a pearl. Baroque art appeared in 1600 under the influence of Roman Catholic Church in Italy, France, German and most of Europe.

The Baroque decor is influenced by artists in various branches such as architecture, painting, music and literature who created works to communicate the religious message.

The list below is 6 Baroque style decor ideas you can try.

1. Embrace the S-Curve
This elegant Baroque style bed is made of solid wood with the brown cherry finish. The dark color shows the boldness which is the feature of the Baroque decor. The headboard and footboard use leatherette with a button tufted style to create the elegant look.

2. Display Ornamentation
This Baroque inspired steel bed puts the twist on Baroque decor by using carbon steel with a gleaming gold finish coating. And the grills are decorated according to Baroque patterns. This will surely become a statement piece in your bedroom.

3. Utilize Bold Design
This elegant Baroque style night table uses a solid wood construction with the brown cherry finish. It comes with nice drawer pulls. The bold color night table like this will be a very good addition to Baroque style bed in your room.

4. Use Carving Details
This brown cherry finish bedroom chest is made of quality solid wood and veneer follows Baroque style. Brass hardware adds the elegance to the overall looking. It complements a Baroque style decor style bedroom perfectly.

5. Utilize Beautiful Motifs
This beautiful Baroque style chair doesn't look as rich as other furniture in Baroque style decor. It comes with hardwood structure and it's upholstered by hand. You can use in the bedroom, living room or just add it to your existing dining table set.

6. Don't Shy Away from Grandeur
This Louis XIV style cocktail table is in French Baroque style decor. The beveled glass top makes it looks lighter so it's ideal for modern style home too. The gilded gold decorative details are just stunning!

Are you a big fan of Baroque decor and why?

- Banham, Joanna, ed. Encyclopedia of interior design. Routledge, 1997.

- Calloway, Stephen. The Elements of Style: A Practical Encyclopedia of Interior Architectural Details, from 1485 to the Present. Ed. Elizabeth Cromley. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1991.

- Aronson, Joseph. The encyclopedia of furniture. Potter Style, 1965.

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