Traditional Style Guide
When we see a calm, orderly, predictable home decorating style, with a classic and sophisticated look, then you are most likely seeing a Traditional Style to home decorating.
But it doesn’t have to be old and outdated to achieve a traditional look to today’s modern home. Here are a few guidelines:
- Color schemes are used to help create a traditional style home are lighter now compared to the choices of color in the past. Colors such as gold, creams, tan, and earth tones can be used for the walls and flooring, similar to the bedroom scene shown above. Whereas, darker shades can be incorporated into a room with furniture and artwork for accents.
- Window treatments and curtains are no longer heavily draped. Instead, curtains with pleated shade can be used to still allow natural light into the home.
- Unlike before when furniture had to match, the furniture for today’s traditional style does not need to come from the same exact line; you just need something that ties the pieces together. This bedroom scene has two different side tables on both sides of the bed, but they tie together because they are stained similar colors.
- Using accessories such as paintings, mirrors, artwork with lighter frames and fewer ornaments can be added for a more traditional look to your home.
- Wood furnishings for today’s traditional homes still has straight and curved lines but can be in both lighter and darker shades.
Today’s traditional styled homes still have a classic and predictable feel, but with a lighter and brighter touch to reflect today’s modern trends.
Posted:1/9/2013 8:53:30 AM