Do you know that furniture that looks like a sofa and usually is located at the foot of the bed? His name is recamier. Well, that pompous name has French origin and goes back to the times of Napoleon Bonaparte. The story goes that a young Frenchwoman named Julie Bernard after marrying a banker became known as Madame Recamier.
But what does this have to do with the furniture? Well, in the mid-1800s the artist Jacques Louis David made a painting of the girl lying on a sofa-like furniture. Little did she know, but Madam Recamier had just christened one of the most familiar and used sofa types in the world. The painting also became famous after the young woman was exiled for belonging to groups opposed to Napoleon, but that is another story.
Nowadays the recamier is synonymous of elegance, sophistication and refinement for the decoration. And in today's post you will learn how to use this mobile in your home. You will see that you can go far beyond a classic environment with it. Check out:
What is and how to use the decorator in the decoration
The Recamier is a sofa type with high and curved arms, and may or may not have a backrest. With the passing of the years, the recamier has gained different re-readings becoming a versatile furniture able to adapt to any style of decoration and any environment of the house.
In the bedroom, more traditional place to use the furniture, the recamier is usually used near the foot of the bed. But if you do not have space to insert it in this place, try reclining it against the wall.
Recamier's main functionality in the bedroom is to assist in dressing and shimming or supporting clothes and other accessories. Visitors who enter the room can sit on the furniture instead of using the bed. The Recamier can also be used inside the closet collaborating with the comfort and practicality at the time of dressing.
In the living room, the recamier helps accommodate the guests more comfortably and with the advantage of taking up little space. A backless model can be used to segment integrated environments such as living room and dining room.
The recamier is also a good choice for entrance halls, leaving this corner of the house more charming and sophisticated. In this case, the best option is the Recamier without backrest.
When choosing the ideal model for your environment, watch out for the shape and the fabric. For the most classic and elegant decorations, prefer a curved armrests with a capitone type finish and upholstery made with noble fabrics, such as velvet. Already for modern decorations, clean or minimalist bet on a Recamier model of straight lines and more stripped fabrics, such as linen.
Another interesting way to use the recamier is by opting for a classic model of the furniture for a modern proposal of decoration, letting the small sofa create the point of union and contrast between the styles.
60 rooms that use the decoration in the decoration
Versatile, functional and super decorative, the Recamier can not be left out of your home. And to help you choose the perfect Recamier, we've selected images from environments decorated with it to inspire you. Take a look:
Picture 1 - Recamier simple and modest fulfilled its role with beauty and functionality in the double room
Picture 2 - Visual harmony for the bedroom: recamier and headboard coated in the same fabric
Picture 3 - Next to the window the recamier becomes the ideal place to relax and rest
Picture 4 - A modern and daring version of recamier; the tone of dark green leaves the mobile even more differentiated.
Picture 5 - Bet on an orange recamier for a warm and cozy atmosphere
Picture 6 - This white recamier was placed next to the corridor and counts with back and arm of only one side of the furniture
Picture 7 - Bed and recamier form a harmonious and elegant pair for the room
Picture 8 - Recamier capitone with feet sticks and straight lines: a mix of styles in a single mobile
Picture 9 - Recamier or sofa? A mix between the two versions for a modern room
Picture 10 - The coffee table leaves the recamier even more useful and functional
Picture 11 - Recamier with capitone is ideal for decorations with classic and refined proposal
Image 12 - Recamier totally reformulated in this proposal; a perfect model for rustic and uncluttered proposals
Picture 13 - For modern or minimalist decorations bet on a recamier of straight lines and neutral tone
Picture 14 - Recamier with backrest in the living room accommodates with comfort and charm your guests
Picture 15 - In the children's room, the recamier also proves to be a great option; see how the mobile fits perfectly in this proposal
Image 16 - For the entrance hall, the recamier can be classic, elegant or simple, but equally charming as the one of the image
Picture 17 - Recamier of ethnic influence made with wood and strand twine
Picture 18 - A comfortable model of recamier like this dispenses the use of the conventional sofa
Picture 19 - The feet of iron leave the recamier slim and elegant, already the yellow upholstery brings vivacity to the environment
Image 20 - To leave the corner with the most comfortable recamier invest in light fixtures on it
Picture 21 - The classic and timeless chess lending all its charm to the bedroom recamier
Picture 22 - A cozy and comfortable room to live the good moments of life
Picture 23 - For those who prefer something more daring and modern can be inspired by this model of reamers here; pure design
Picture 24 - Wooden base, leather upholstery and a mantel to complete the look of the recamier
Picture 25 - The recamier of differentiated design and intense blue is the great highlight of this white and clean environment
Picture 26 - Recamier leather with capitone: a wildcard that can be used in any decoration
Picture 27 - This room of youthful decoration bet on a recamier soft and discreet, but able to conquer your space
Picture 28 - Feet that are talked about: in this room, the coffee table and the recamier have the same style of foot
Picture 29 - Recamier in divan format: the neutral tone of the furniture allows it to be placed in different decoration proposals
Picture 30 - A simple detail to transform the recamier; in the case of the image, the detail is the leather belt
Picture 31 - The choice of the right color for the recamier is fundamental for the success of the decoration
Picture 32 - Black and white on the recamier, wall, ceiling ...
Picture 33 - The recamier of straight lines and minimalist design follows the same style of the armchairs.
Picture 34 - Recamier of the exact size of the bed is ideal for sober and classic proposals of decoration
Picture 35 - In doubt, bet on a white recamier: it matches everything!
Image 36 - Elongated Recamier marks the extension of the room and helps create a sense of spaciousness for the environment.
Image 37 - Corridor white, minimalist, but that did not give up the beauty and functionality of the recamier.
Picture 38 - Form a set between sofa, armchairs and recamier.
Picture 39 - Here, the function of the recamier is clear: to help in the organization of the nursery.
Picture 40 - It could be a bank, but it is a recamier; note that the thin, discreet upholstery does not reach the bottom of the cabinet, giving room for solid support.
Picture 41 - Reclining divan with caramel leather upholstery: the sober and formal style furniture makes an interesting contrast with the rest of the jovial and modern decor.
Picture 42 - On the burnt cement floor, this recamier with capitone demarcates the integrated environments.
Picture 43 - Recamier with chest: a way to leave the furniture still more functional.
Picture 44 - Recamier with casters to facilitate the displacement of the furniture by the house.
Picture 45 - Small backrest to guarantee extra comfort to the recamier.
Picture 46 - Bet on a vibrant and modern print to highlight the room in the room.
Picture 47 - A good place to read a book ...
Picture 48 - An elegantly decorated room deserves a recamier to the height.
Picture 49 - In this room, the recamier was placed between the TV and the sofa.
Picture 50 - Why only one, if you can have two? In that room, two recamiers were used, but each in a different model and format.
Image 51 - Here were also used two recamier, but unlike the previous proposal, the models are the same, they were only placed in different positions.
Picture 52 - The black and white room featured a black recamier to complete the decor.
Picture 53 - The room of neutral and sober tones invested in a brown recamier.
Picture 54 - Recamier with loose cushion.
Image 55 - This one of the image more like a stool, if it were not for the comfort that it presents.
Picture 56 - You can choose to place the bedding next to the bed or push it a few inches away so as not to mark the bedspread.
Image 57 - Spacious room used the recamier to bring more comfort to the guests.
Image 58 - The recamier also blends seamlessly with outdoor areas such as balconies and gardens.
Image 59 - Here he is again, forming the dividing line between the environments.
Picture 60 - The combination of sofa and recamier is always welcome in the decor.
Picture 61 - A long, soft and comfortable recamier to accommodate who arrives.
Image 62 - Equal models, different colors.
Picture 63 - Recamier of neutral tone: you can not go wrong with such a model.
Picture 64 - In this room, the recamier was attached to the wooden base of the bed forming a unique and creative piece.
Picture 65 - Leather strips mark the difference between what could be a common recamier and a full-bodied recamier of class and style.