Traditional interior design is a style best seen in your grandparents house. It’s noted for neutral tones like tan and beige, classical patterns, and abundance of wood. The style usually embraces symmetry and can look a bit stuffy. In an age where midcentury modern, Boho, and other new age/minimal styles dominate, traditional interior design gets the short end of the stick. But, that doesn’t mean that we need to throw it out entirely. In fact, traditional (or “trad”) design has plenty of features that we should pay attention to. While some people might think of it as outdated, fussy, or downright ugly, the trad style has many admirable qualities.
When designing in a traditional style, there are a few rules you need to follow. There’s not a lot of room for breaking the rules, here, so keep these tips in mind.
👍 Rule of Thumb Pile as many pillows as you can! Bohemians often gathered on the floor and in unconventional ways, so have you pillows ready.
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Custom chandelier and gorgeous off whites bring this traditional home project together. See the whole project here
Beautiful wood table and chairs in traditional setting from Elle Decor’s top 100 interior designers.
Large foyer area in a traditional interior.
Dark stained wood and skirting boards also common in traditional interior design.
Parquet floors and crown molding, both standards of traditional interior design.
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