Ever hear of boiseries? You may have probably seen the technique somewhere, but it was never properly presented to it. The technique is nothing more than clad walls with frames originally made of wood.
The boiserie - pronounced boaserri - arose in France influenced by the artistic movement that became known as Rococo. The great aim of the artists' carpenters at the time was to adorn the walls of the nobility in a pompous and refined way. The seventeenth and eighteenth centuries mark the height of the boiseries in decoration.
Since then the technique has undergone many changes to adapt to current needs and styles, now being called false-boiserie. With this, besides the wood, the boiseries began to be made with plaster, cement and even styrofoam, with the intention of cheapening the cost. Regardless of the material chosen, the boiserie presents the same result, which will differentiate one boiserie from the other is the color with which it will be painted and the format that will have on the wall.
Since this is a classic style technique, it is very important to define the rest of the decoration of the environment so that the room is not overloaded with visual information. It is also possible to determine if the boiserie will have a classic or contemporary style from the look of the frames. In general, arabesques and detailed or rounded edges, pull to the classic look, already the boiseries of straight lines refer to the modern style.
Be that as it may, the boiseries always bring a touch of refinement and sophistication to the environments. However, some details need to be well evaluated to ensure the expected effect. So, check out the tips below before applying the technique in your home.
Tips on how to use boiserie in the decoration
- It is important to apply acrylic paint on boiseries made of materials such as gypsum and Styrofoam so that they become more resistant and durable.
- Do not confuse boiseries with rodaments - that effect that divides the wall in half by a horizontal frame - or with wainscoting - wooden rulers glued to the wall. They are very different things from each other.
- When opting for wallboard, consider the height of the right foot of the house. Every effect that divides and cuts spaces tends to flatten and reduce the right foot. So if your home has a low right foot, consider replacing the boiseries with another effect. If you intend to use the technique at any cost, you may want to install it up to 85 centimeters off the floor.
- Break a little of the formal, ornate look of the boiseries by including more relaxed and creative pieces on the wall, such as pictures, posters or different lighting with washers, for example.
- Compensate the classic style of boiseries with contemporary elements in the decoration. It is worth using furniture of modern design, printed fabrics, differentiated lamps, among others.
- Now if you bought a property and won to toast the boiseries, even without wanting that detail in the house, you can change the look of them with colored paint.
- When coating a wall with boiseries there is no need to coat the others. The technique alone is already marked and expressive and using it in excess can compromise the environment.
- The most common and recommended is to paint the frames in the same color as the wall, thus avoiding combination errors or excessive information on the wall. Uniformity also values the reliefs of the technique. But if you want to paint the frames of a different color, choose a color that does not have as much contrast to the background.
- Take all measures, calculate and plan everything thoroughly. The great secret of the boiseries lies in the harmonious distribution of frames. Therefore, all care is little.
- For a perfect finish, remember that the corners of the frames should be spliced at a 45-degree angle.
- To leave the most modern boiseries, the tip is to use strong colors. However, if the intent is to maintain the classic style use light and neutral colors.
- Boiseries can be used in any room in the house: in the bedrooms, in the kitchen, in the living room and even in the bathroom. The finish is that it will differentiate one model from the other.
- Although boiseries are a technique created to adorn and enrich the decoration of the rooms, the most recommended today is to avoid the excesses of the French nobility of the eighteenth century, opting for a cleaner frame, with straight and smooth lines.
Want to see how this all applies in practice? Then check out a selection of images of environments decorated with boiseries:
Picture 1 - Boiserie applied in the main wall of the room.
The modern environment has gained a touch of sophistication with the application of the boiserie on its main wall. The technique has gained a tone of closed green, combining with the furniture and bringing color to room in a smooth and harmonious way.
Picture 2 - All charm of the boiseries for the ambience of classic style.
Picture 3 - Remember the tip up? It has been applied here with the use of frames and washers.
Picture 4 - Boiserie in two tones.
The small home office was decorated with a two-color boiserie. To favor the space of the environment, white was used at the top and blue at the bottom. Note that the curtain follows the same pattern as the boiserie.
Picture 5 - Classic boiserie with arabesques contrasting the rest of the decoration of modern style.
In spite of the more classic standard of this boiserie, it inserted itself harmoniously in the environment of modern predominance. The key factor for this harmony are the larger frames, with fewer cuts.
Picture 6 - Between the classic and the contemporary: in the mix of styles, the neutral tones stand out.
Image 7 - Frame and lamp in the middle of white boiserie.
Picture 8 - Brown Boiserie.
The details of this boiserie were evidenced by the use of brown paint, leaving the atmosphere exquisite and without the need to appeal to the original extravagances of the technique. The frame ended up serving as a panel for the TV, framing it on the wall.
Picture 9 - Black boiserie hidden behind frame.
Picture 10 - A room with airs of nobility.
Picture 11 - Boiserie in half wall; the rest was decorated with stripes.
Picture 12 - In this room, the boiserie extends to the ceiling.
Picture 13 - Baby room delicately decorated with boiserie.
If you have an environment that combines with the boiseries are the baby rooms, they get an extra "q". The frames in equal sizes, without exaggeration, allied to the green tone left the environment soft and delicate. Highlight for the clouds carefully inserted inside the boiseries.
Image 14 - Modern gray in contrast to the classic boiserie style.
Image 15 - Pastel colors dominate the room, including the boiserie.
Image 16 - Sky Blue was the color chosen for this boiserie.
Picture 17 - Tone on tone.
The baby's room was decorated using tone-on-tone on the wall on which the boiserie was installed. The background receives the warm tone of light brown, while the frames of different sizes have been painted white. However, note that both colors are neutral and soft.
Image 18 - Humor and creativity to break the pomp of boiseries.
Image 19 - Modern room used gray in boiserie and left black to compose the details of the remainder of the decoration.
Image 20 - The boiserie of this image gained pictures and a furniture inside it.
Picture 21 - Not so classic, not so modern.
This boiserie is between the classic and the modern. Note that the corners of the frame have arabesques and intersecting lines, remembering the old look of the technique. However, the predominance of the straight lines in composition with the decoration evidences the modern side of the boiserie.
Picture 22 - In the dining room, elongated boiseries visually increase the height of the environment.
Image 23 - Boiserie the front of the wall acts as a support for the objects.
Picture 24 - Very discreet, the green of this boiserie brings calm to the environment.
Picture 25 - A single detail.
This room only gained a frame frame, creating a faint vintage detail to the environment. The modern decor makes the decor counterpoint.
Picture 26 - Gray room, black boiserie.
Image 27 - Dark gray of contrasting boiserie decoration white.
Picture 28 - Classic, clean and soft.
Picture 29 - Wide frames.
The wide frames of the boiserie stand out in the environment. White paint contributes to the classic effect of the technique. However, be careful when using wide frames so as not to overload the visual information environment.
Picture 30 - And what do you think of the idea of applying wallpaper in the boiserie?
Picture 31 - Boiserie in the closet adds sophistication to the room.
Picture 32 - A classic detail in the staircase of modern design.
Picture 33 - Strong colors for a modern boiserie.
Want a modern and sophisticated environment? Then bet on the boiseries painted with strong and striking colors. The model of the image is an example of how to leave an elegant room, classic and with contemporary airs.
Image 34 - Boiserie with LED sign: an unusual combination.
Picture 35 - Modern paintings, combined with the sofa, decorate the boiserie.
Image 36 - Modern colors for classic objects.
Image 37 - Bedside with boiserie.
The boiserie of this room resembles a bed head, especially by height, ideal for this purpose. The closed blue of the wall enhances the decor of the room.
Image 38 - Blue and brown in boiserie.
Picture 39 - Boiserie in the young room forms an unusual and interesting decoration.
Image 40 - Inspire yourself in modern images to compose the wall where the boiserie was applied.
Picture 41 - In the room of neutral tones, the boiserie stands out.
The light tones have the ability to highlight and enhance the typical reliefs of the boiserie. If the rest of the environment also follows the neutral and clear line, the room becomes even more cozy, especially if it brings together modern elements in the decoration.
Image 42 - Fixtures in boiseries are more common than you might think.
Picture 43 - Diagonal painting brings unexpected and modern effect to the boiserie.
Picture 44 - Extend vertically the environment with high boiseries.
Picture 45 - No exaggeration.
This room has everything within the measure. The harmonic decoration, in neutral tones, without exaggeration, confers a cozy atmosphere for those who wish to spend time there. The boiserie seamlessly integrates into the room without being appealing.
Picture 46 - Boiserie in the whole house, even at the doors.
Picture 47 - Room pastel tones with white boiserie.
Picture 48 - Half to half: in this room, half of the wall is smooth, while in the other half the boiserie technique was applied.
Picture 49 - Luxousa and sophisticated.
The modern luxury of this room is due to the furniture and other decorative objects. But the contribution of the boiserie is undeniable for this purpose, however, the technique brings a classic sophistication to the environment, unlike the other pieces.
Picture 50 - A room to impress: the black wall would already be enough to leave this room full of personality, but the boiserie adds a touch of glamor.
Image 51 - Reclining lights in the boiserie create a different visual effect.
Image 52 - A small (and flashy) highlight for the boiserie.
Picture 53 - And the rustic with the classic, have you seen?
So far you have seen many images that blend the classic and the modern, but what do you think of the mix between the classic and the rustic? That is precisely the proposal of this room. The exposed brick wall contrasts with the boiserie of the adjacent wall and the Victorian-style bed.
Picture 54 - Instead of dividing the boiserie with a vertical painting, you can bet on the painting with horizontal lines.
Picture 55 - Door with boiserie integrates to the wall when it is closed.
Picture 56 - In the external area, the wall with simple boiserie stands out by the tone of blue.
Image 57 - Boiserie decorating the whole house.
The boiserie was the technique chosen to decorate all the walls of this house of integrated environments. The dark brown brings sophistication and elegance, just like the furniture and rug that follow within the same color palette.
Picture 58 - The black square painted in this boiserie causes a sensation of shadow on the wall, very interesting effect to modernize the environment.
Image 59 - Classic decoration is present on walls and furniture, acrylic chairs and light fixtures prevent the environment from going too far back in time.
Image 60 - When the room is black , highlight it with a vivid color.
Image 61 - Basic and error-free form to apply the boiserie in the decoration.
Picture 62 - Room with classic and romantic proposal.
Picture 63 - Baby's room with white boiseries and decoration of neutral colors.
Image 64 - Gray, white and wood make up this room of classic and modern style.
Picture 65 - Children's room mixing classic, vintage and modern influences; the harmony between them is due to the same color palette.