What Is Traditional Interior Design Style?
Traditional interior design is a popular style of décor that is based largely on 18th- and 19th-century European styles and conventional notions of what a home looks like.
- Key Characteristics of Traditional Interior Design Style:
- Furniture, decor, art rooted in European design primarily from the 18th and 19th century, particularly from England and France
- Design is based on styles of the past but often finished with fewer fine ornamental details
- Rooms are set up to be functional, family-friendly, and comfortable
- A focus on symmetry includes conventional space planning around classic uses of space; pairs of furniture and objects such as armchairs or lamps; and an overhaul harmonious feel rather than a room full of juxtaposition and contrast
- Interiors may include traditional architectural elements such as crown molding and wainscoting.
- Color palettes include subtle neutrals with sparing use of bold color
- Wood finishes on floors and furnishings tend to be darker
- Walls are usually painted in muted neutrals but may include subtle patterned wallpaper in traditional motifs such as floral, stripes, or damask
- Textiles are generally neutral or subtly patterned as with wallpaper and may include heavy cotton, wool, velvet, damask, and silk