Traditional style highlights the finest in historical detail spanning centuries and countries the world over. Some of the more familiar traditional influences of the 18th and 19th centuries include neoclassical, Greek revival, French provincial, Georgian and regency.
A traditionally furnished room is best described a stately yet comfortable. Elements such as handcrafted millwork, luxurious textiles, rich colors, beautifully turned furniture pieces with elegant lines define this enduring design style. All this and more contribute to a traditional room’s trademark look and feel.
To master the art of symmetry in a living room, position seating pieces across from each other to create balance. A fireplace, artwork, television or picture window can serve as the room’s focal point and is best situated at either end of the conversation group. Use lamps, plants and side tables in pairs to flank a sofa, fireplace or a built-in bookcase. Maintain symmetry when hanging artwork by centering the pieces horizontally and vertically on either side of a center point.
Pattern and Hue
Rich Wood Tones
You often see wood furniture painted to create an antique or weathered finish. In a traditional setting it’s best to leave the wood in its natural state. Rich wood tones provide just the right amount of warmth and elegance keeping it true to the style.
Windows and Floors
Traditional rugs are always in style and are the design standard in the world of interiors.Styles in the traditional realm include all too familiar Persians and Orientals but Aubussons and Axminsters are equally suitable accents in traditional spaces.