Traditional décor is familiar to all of us. It is predictable and orderly and allows a sense of nostalgia from our youth. Traditional décor allows for a sense of balance and consistency in the room’s layout. They are very casual and provide comfort for all ages.Traditional décor utilizes matching furniture throughout the room, so much so that it may resemble a furniture showroom floor with its uniformity. Traditional décor typically centers furniture in the room in an arranged fashion. Nothing appears out of place or of a different style. Traditional furniture is very comfortable and is designed with classic lines that are soft and smooth. It is functional and encourages use.

Traditional décor utilizes a warm and inviting color pallet with clean patterns such as plaid or flowers. Wood trim, including crown molding and chair rails, are painted in glossy white, adding a touch of formality to the room. Wood furniture with darker stains is prevalent in this style.

Traditional décor window dressings are very clean and without excess material, utilizing clean lines. Calmness is stressed in design. Tassels, trims, and fringes are sparingly used if used at all. Valences are common with traditional décor.

Traditional décor stresses certain formalities of design and room utilization. Functional items are set on display for decoration and easy access when needed. Formal dining rooms openly display china dens are lined with bookshelves. Items are displayed in a symmetric arrangement that is visually appealing and orderly. The intent is not pretentious; rather it is the formal statement of the room’s intent. Order is critical with traditional décor and formality lends to that order.

While there are many options with traditional décor, the common traits are modesty, order and comfort. Utilizing these traits creates an environment that your family and friends will enjoy for years.