Interior Design Styles



Traditional style interiors are an ageless favorite, offering comforting elegance and gracious living that easily adapts to changing lifestyles. Based upon styling first popularized in the 18th and 19th centuries, Traditional decoration relies upon the commanding presence of finely crafted woodworking. Queen Anne colors combined with Chippendale and Thomas Sheraton furniture designs are thought to be the universal benchmark of craftsmanship and lines of design. Fabrics in a traditional room are generally neither too shiny, nor too textured, with solid, tone-on-tone, and muted patterns. Color in a traditional room is often in a mid-range of tones, though very dark colors are often used for window coverings. The overall ambiance of traditional decor evokes comfortably homey, understated ambiance.

Elements of design

  • Traditional design aesthetic is calm, orderly, and predictable
  • Furniture is carved from dark wood with curved features
  • Hardwood flooring with area rugs under furniture settings is a widely seen practice
  • Floral, plain colors, muted plaids, understated stripes, geometrics, tone-on-tone, and small patterns are common
  • Rooms feature lighter, mid-range tones accented by darker accessory fabrics and floor coverings
  • Generally, a similar furniture style and textile are present throughout a room to keep a formal feel
  • Decorations such as table lamps and vases are often displayed in pairs