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Detecting Your Interior Design Style: Tempted For Traditional

Identifying What Your Design Style Is A few weeks ago, we kicked off a blog series that will help you identify your interior design style, so if you haven’t taken the test yet, stop reading and take the test here. Make sure to read last week's blog post about being Maniac for Modern interior design to get a better understanding of modern interiors and how to easily identify it.

If you have taken the test and answered mostly “d,” congratulations, you are most attracted to tradition interiors and decor. You may be asking yourself what that means and what are some pieces of furniture or decor that are traditional, but I’m here to help demystify that for you.

What Is The Definition Of Traditional Interior Design?

As previously mentioned, traditional interior design is calm and is quite predictable, but it's also cozy and comfortable. Trademarks of a traditional room often have carved moldings, detailed woodwork, graceful lines, and sturdy crafted furniture. An overstuffed, sumptuous sofa, soft accent pillows, framed wall decorations and elegant fabric curtains are a few details often found in a traditional room.

What I'm most drawn to in traditional interior decor is the wood details, antique look and comfy-cozy (I should think about Trademarking this) feel to the spaces.

Let’s Start To Get Familiar With Traditional Interior Decor

A few things that I’ve picked up on while researching and seeing traditional interior designs:

  • Rich stained woods are typically used
  • Intricate details are incorporated in the interior decor
  • Each room looks luxurious and comfortable, as if you'd want to curl up with a good book and a cup of tea
  • More mirrors and sculptures seem to be used with greater frequency
My quick take on what a traditional style sheet could look like. How do you think I did?
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Some helpful hints that will make it easier to identify traditional interior decor
  • Do keep classic accessories in the center of the room or near the focal point of the room
  • Do stay away from overly curvy or organic interior decor
  • Do keep the area looking clean, organized and cozy
  • Don't use too many strong colors
  • Don't introduce too many bold patterns
As always, I hope that you enjoyed learning about what traditional interior design looks like. This quest of teaching myself what interior design styles look like has really helped me have a trained eye when searching through hundreds of Houzz pictures. If you're a fan of traditional interior design, you can take a look at other interior designers' interpretations on Houzz!
Until next week my fellow interior design lovers.