Thursday, March 20, 2014

Fresh ideas for traditional interiors

Traditional décor never goes out of style. It is classic, timeless and can easily be updated to evolve with contemporary trends. Step up your home's décor  with these traditional designs...

For a decidedly classic look, use subtle neutral colors such as taupe and beige for your walls.

Subtle backdrop

Forego the dark and heavy colors and patterns, and look to more modern alternatives instead. For a decidedly classic look, use subtle neutral colors such as taupe and beige for your walls. You may also achieve a more casual feel with light-colored hues such as soft yellows, baby blues and mint greens. These colors lend an inviting appeal to any room. 

Classic furniture and moldings

Classic furniture pieces in the form of Queen Anne wing chairs and Chesterfield sofas are timeless and reflective of the traditional style. Traditional interiors also typically employ molding and detailed cabinetry. Wainscoting, architectural panels and other woodwork are part and parcel of traditional design. These evoke and call to mind the sophistication of the classic style, but you can always update this look with colors and patterns. 

Bright colors and bold patterns

Inject some vibrant and graphic appeal with bright colors and bold patterns. Change up the look by reupholstering your furniture. Opt for large-scale geometric patterns for a departure from traditional floral patterns. If you’re not ready to commit to such a big change, you may also incorporate patterns in throw pillows and bedding instead. 

Window treatments

Fancy window treatments are one of the distinctive marks of traditional design. Floor-to-ceiling curtains look stately and traditional. Update this classic element with the use of patterned curtain fabric. You may also incorporate an upholstered valance for added sophistication. Roman shades are also a great, tailored alternative to billowing curtains.


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