What Is Traditional Interior Design?

Traditional or classical interior design is a highly popular decor style today, it takes inspiration from European styles and conventional notions from the 18th and 19th century periods.
The overall design should be consistent and elegant, and create a classing warm and comforting familiar home that indicates traditions from the past.

Elements Used In Traditional Interior Design

Colours: The consistent colours throughout this design should be rich and warm tones, with reminiscent of wood stains, and the accent colours should be white, pastel hues, or muted tones.

Fixture finishes: The fixture finishes should be shiny and eye catching, use silver, brass, gold, or oil rubbed bronze, these finishes should accentuate the style of any design.

Symmetry: Layouts of furniture and furnishings, as well as aesthetics should all be symmetrical, use symmetry when designing the layout of each room.

Antiques: Incorporate elegant antiques and antique furniture into your design.

Rooms: Each room should be functional and family friendly.

Pattern: Incorporate subtle patterns into your soft furnishings and textiles, florals and plaids are always good patterns to use in the traditional design.

Window treatments: These should be classic and altered with heavy curtains, using velvet or heavy cotton material.

Traditional aesthetics: Tablecloths, candelabras, vintage linens, china sets, silver, and antique pieces, try not to clutter up, edit these pieces to avoid a cluttered look.


Traditional Colour Palettes:

Sienna, light grey, black, dark green, and grey

Pale blue, linen, bright white, cream, and black

Deep red, grey, brass, beige, and creamy white

Sapphire, citrine, yellow, cream, and creamy white

Pecan, powder blue, yellow, gold, and berry red

Ivory, café au lait, tan, taupe, and dove grey

Verdant green, tulip pink, rose, crimson, and beige

Red, pale blue, cream, and ruby

Navy blue, dark brown, beige, and yellow

Turquoise, cobalt blue, sky blue, and beige

Materials To Incorporate Into Traditional Interior Design

  • Wood
  • Leather
  • Metal Finishes
  • Heavy Cotton
  • Wool
  • Velvet
  • Silk
  • Mahogany
  • Maple Wood
  • Cherry Wood

Pieces To Incorporate Into Traditional Interior Design



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