Traditional Interior Design

Classic Or Traditional Interior Design

Many people love traditional interior design, because of the sophistication and elegance that come from decorating in a style that harkens back to yesteryear.

The elements that are part of traditional interior design can span different centuries, and include intricate, hand-crafted antique pieces. Unlike Victorian design, traditional design (also known as classic interior design) doesn’t have to be overly ornate or showy.

The roots of classic interior design trace back to Europe, in the 1700s and 1800s. Think wingback chairs and claw-footed furniture, and you’ll conjure up an image of traditional interior design.

Features of classic and traditional interior design include:

  • warm colors (such as reds, browns, and golds)
  • symmetrical lines
  • wood furniture (often dark woods, such as cherry, maple, and mahogany)
  • rich fabrics
  • soft lighting
  • upholstered furniture
  • orderly décor
  • use of solids, stripes, florals, damasks, plaids, and paisleys in fabrics
  • classic styles
  • matching pieces
  • consistent look
  • built-in cabinetry
  • layered window coverings (drapes, swags, valances, cascades, cornices, and more)
  • architectural details (such as moldings, wainscoting, wood floor patterns, columns, arches, wood paneling)
  • more feminine style

Classic interior design principles can easily be combined with transitional interior design, in a single room or throughout an entire home.

For more information about classic or traditional interior design, or to schedule a free interior design consultation, please call (720) 921-7931, or e-mail lindasue@interiordesignersdenverco.com.

Please note: Our interior design firm is located in central Denver, and we work with clients throughout the Denver metro area and foothills. We’ve been in business for more than 30 years and are members of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA).

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