There is a reason traditional design will never go out of style. It is one of the few styles that makes a guest immediately feel like they are at home. It makes sense so many people would strive to achieve this type of design. Follow these 5 steps to bring this look into your home:
Step 1: Keep your color palette neutral. The use of these light colors will help to create an “at-home” feel and relaxing environment. Using a neutral palette for your paint and furniture will also allow you to express yourself by bringing in bolder colors with fun accessories such as draperies, pillows, and blankets.
Step 2: Use warm woods. Adding these warm hues will be the ultimate touch to bringing the traditional theme into your home. The best way to do this is through hardwood floors like our Calico hardwood. It’s common to see dark woods used in furniture (like cherry). Choosing a lighter wood with a warm hue would be the best way to offset these dark pieces.
Step 3: Add architectural accents. The perfect accents would include crown molding, paneling, corbels, coffered ceilings, and anything similar to these. It’s true what they say, “the devil is in the details”; traditional design may not feel complete if a lot of these details are overlooked. If you can’t afford to make all of these changes then I suggest you start with crown molding. You can complete it room-by-room as your budget allows.
Step 4: Include soft accessories. You’ll want to buy some drapes for your windows and rugs to make the house feel comfortable. It’s common to see dressed up window coverings such as tassels, pleated drapes, and valances. However, make sure to keep a clean look and don’t let the drapes puddle at the bottom.
Step 5: Purchase elegant furniture pieces. Since traditional design stems from classic European decor, it makes sense that elegant furniture would be a necessity. This doesn’t mean you need to spend thousands of dollars on a brand new set for your living room, but adding a nice wing-back chair or a claw foot table will be a great addition to start.
This welcoming and elegant style can be perfect for any home. If this sounds like something you would love then feel free to contact us and we can help you with your home transformation.