The colonial style appeared when the English aristocrats began to populate the territories of their colonies in Africa, Asia and Australia. Over time, their European interiors acquired the characteristics of those dwellings that are characteristic of exotic countries. Therefore, the colonial style is able to combine everything that is so dear to us in the classics and ethnic directions.
Colonial style needs room, do not try to "fit" it into a cramped apartment - it is only suitable for decorating large houses. Doors are necessarily massive and wide, windows are protected by Roman blinds or blinds. The color scheme is ocher, chocolate, terracotta. For the decoration of the walls usually use wooden panels or wallpaper made of plant fibers.
Colonial-style furniture is made from precious dark wood. As for the decor elements, there are no restrictions. You can combine a Chinese screen with an Indian vase. The main thing is that this couple harmonize with each other and with the whole interior. And do not forget about the vegetation - arrange palm trees in wooden planters around the house.