Volutes, arabesques and curves: the pattern rounds the angles!

Volutes, arabesques and curves: the pattern rounds the angles!


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Are you worried about right angles and stress about symmetry? Abolish them and bring the curves into your interior! Used in ornamentation and decoration for millennia, they are today revisited by many brands and display very graphic lines. To integrate into an interior with a baroque or contemporary spirit to break overly strict lines and bring a little lightness!

How to integrate arabesques into my decoration?

The curves are everywhere and are displayed from every angle! Crockery, household appliances, blinds, Japanese panels, cushions, stickers ... They agree with all styles, just choose them and integrate them with skill. Black and light lines will be perfect for a Zen and refined decoration; thicker, colored and stylized curves are better suited to a baroque or graphic atmosphere. To reinvent a fresh and feminine style, mix prints and colors on your accessories and linens. Liberty cushions mingle happily with rococo fabrics, the scrolls stretch on the curtains and rub shoulders with graphic patterns on the walls ... It's up to you to define the rules! To stay in a light tone, you can integrate the arabesques in a room in the form of stickers (www.thecollection.fr). Integrate real decorative elements into your wall accessories (coat hooks, lighting…) for a trompe-l'oeil more real than life! Finally the curves combine perfectly with a Mediterranean style decoration, with its ocher, blue, earth tones of Siena and white. The arabesques have their origins in Islamic decorative art and therefore fit perfectly into the riad spirit.

But where do they come from?

The arabesque designates ornaments essentially composed of lines, curves and Arabic letters. The intertwining of these patterns results in artistic forms representing plants or animals, even if these are rarer. Indeed the representation of animals is prohibited in the Muslim religion. History attributes the arabesque to Islamic decorative art, but the constituent elements of this type of ornament do not all come from the Arab world. From the Renaissance, the arabesque gradually developed in Western art. Today they are no longer systematically associated with Islamic art and are part of very diverse graphic themes.


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