Traditional homes are stately and they are also warm and inviting. You will find wood accents, deep rich colors on the walls, and the furniture is going to be arranged in a symmetrical design that is pleasing to the eye and also comforting. Traditional interior design is about as far from modern design as you can get.
Traditional design features wood furniture that is often carved or has other ornate designs. You will find plenty of antique furniture with traditional designs and new pieces that are designed to look like antiques. Traditional style is calming and it is also comforting and inviting. The look is classic and it is also timeless. The look hasn’t changed much over the years and the basic elements are always the same.
Traditional design is predictable, but you can also add your own unique elements to the style to make it your own. As long as you follow the basic guidelines, you can then play around with the details. A traditional home is going to have detailed woodwork. You can find detailed woodwork in the architectural details of the home like the moldings and the doors.
The furniture is going to be detailed as well. You will find carved legs on the furniture, wing back chairs, and dining tables with dark wood. When you are buying furniture, you want to choose pieces that have curved lines and a graceful silhouette. The furniture should be very sturdy and the wood should be dark.
Look for elegant fabrics on your furniture. You can go with a floral or stripe and you can also go with solid colors. Choose a sofa that is overstuffed and that you just sink right into. You want to be able to relax when you are at home.
Add some pretty accent pillows to complete the look.
When you are choosing drapes, you want them to be on the heavy side. They can touch the floor and should be made of a heavy and luxurious fabric that has an elegant look. Paint the walls in darker colors. Greens, reds, and darker blues look great in a traditional home.
Add art to the walls, and avoid abstract paintings. Choose portraits or nature scenes to adorn your walls. Frame the art in ornate frames and hang gold mirrors on the wall to add more light to the room and make it feel bigger.
Arrange your furniture in pairs. Think matching end tables with a pair of lamps on either side of the couch. Matching chairs work well in the living room. Choose a traditional wood dining table for your dining room and pair it with matching chairs. The floors of your home should be wood and you can cover the floors with patterned rugs.
Traditional interior design is elegant and luxurious. You will want to use high-quality furnishings and accessorize with sculptures and other high-end accessories. Avoid clutter and use art to keep your eye flowing from room to room.