According to statistics, about 80% of Britons live in private homes. However, in terms of urban development, a private house is usually understood as townhouses. These are houses with a separate entrance, a very small plot of land and common walls with neighboring similar buildings.
We have already presented you a selection of Russian red brick mansions. Residents of Foggy Albion are still of the opinion that red brick is the best material for building a cottage, and the facade usually does not undergo any additional finishing.
As for the interior design of the house, then, most likely, in an English mansion you will first of all be greeted by such a contrasting staircase. Such combinations of wood and snow-white balusters are quite typical for the UK..
Back in the middle of the last century, it was forbidden to heat fireplaces with coal in Great Britain, because this negatively affected the ecology of large cities. Heating with gas or smokeless wood is now expensive, but the British have not given up the fireplace in the living room, it still serves as the semantic center of the house, a picture or a more modern attribute – a television panel usually hangs above its shelf.
As for plumbing, the British prefer classic faucets with elegant handles, the same towel holders and other bathroom attributes. In a typical British home, you will not find the minimalist plumbing inherent in modern style..
Checkered blackout curtains, an abundance of textiles, and a comfortable bed by the window are the hallmarks of a typical English bedroom. At the same time, the British prefer to hide storage space, although in general there is a lot of furniture in the bedrooms due to ottomans, armchairs, ottomans and sun loungers.
The British can also be called fans of red. It will not be a very bright shade, but rather a dark red, saturated. Usually it is present in the upholstery of upholstered furniture, on pillows, curtains. Red checker – typical English classics.
The Chesterfield sofa is another typically English piece of furniture. Solid, comfortable, easily recognizable thanks to its classic shape and quilted elements. This sofa rightfully takes center stage in a typical British living room..
What kind of chairs can keep the Chesterfield sofa company? We think they are – solid, quilted, massive. However, the British often prefer textile upholstery, which is simpler and cheaper than leather, and in summer it will be more pleasant to use furniture..
We have already written about the English landscape style of landscape design. As for small adjoining plots, an English lawn will become a typical element of their design. The British take care of their lawn not only thoroughly, but even somewhat fanatically, so every blade of grass will be carefully trimmed and the leaves removed in time.