This article was inspired to us by the decorating ideas found in the book “The art of living in the city” by Gilles de Chabaneix, one of the major photographers specializing in design.
We want in the following to show and suggest some ways in which the symbols of European cities can be represented in interior design.
Of course, as you’ll see below, the best way of decorating with city symbols, is the window view. Unfortunately, for most of us this method is impossible, so we will address various alternative solutions.
Paris – Eiffel Tower
Panoramic view from a parisian apartment bathroom.
In interior design, you can choose a miniature replica, if you want a discreet integration.
Or a work of art where the symbol is represented.
And a wall height photomural, will dominate the room in which it is located, highlighting the greatness of the tower.
You can also find city symbols on a shower curtain.
Also you could use decorative clocks:
Venetia – Grand Canal
Venice apartment view
To get the panoramic effect, you can decorate an entire wall with wallpaper. Depending on your preferred and adopted style in the room design, there are variations of Vintage or Contemporary motifes.
Another solution may consist of cushions or furniture with specific pattern.
Barcelona – Sagrada Familia
The impressive building, in the specific Gaudi style, can be seen in the vicinity of this building.
Photography can bring many pluses and distinction to a room.
You can also choose a set of beddings with patterns inspired by the Sagrada Familia, or a framed sketch placed in an industrial setting.
London – Big Ben
From this apartment, across the specific buildings of the city , Big Ben can be seen.
Other methods you can use are, stickers, a handmade decorated bottle with rice paper printed with Big Ben, a painting that represents the symbol in different colors, or decorative pillows.
As we have shown in the previous examples, this time also a wallpaper on the entire wall adds a touch of drama throughout the room.
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