Consistency is key in a traditionally designed space. Rooms seek to create a feeling of calm and orderly. Everything within a traditional space seems to go together.
Furniture in a traditionally designed space will usually be upholstered with classic lines and understated details. Some might describe furniture in traditional homes as outdated and ornate. However, all pieces of furniture in a space will match and are consistent in style and color. You won’t find any surprises; everything fits the look of the room.
Fabrics in a traditional space are neither too shiny nor too textured. Florals, plain colors, muted plaids, tone-on-tone, and understated stripes are all common patterns for items like pillows and rugs.
Color in a traditional room is often in a mid-range of tones from very dark to very light. Traditional rooms will avoid neon brights and jarring combinations. On walls in a traditional home, you may also find chair rails or wallpaper. The ambience of a traditional room is often described as homey, understated, and comfortable.
You can also find crown molding and columns that add to the formal look of a traditional home. All rooms are typically centered around a focal point such as a fireplace with accessories on either side. Accessories of the space designed can include pairs of lamps, framed prints, china, and collections of books.
Predictability comes with a sense of comfort, familiarity, and accessibility. Any age group feels at home in a traditional space.