Traditional style in the interior
The design is well suited for finishing both a country cottage and an apartment in a high-rise building. Organically fits into any interior space – public and private.
Classic does not go away from the trends. You can make a full-scale repair once, and a cozy atmosphere will be pleasing to the eye for many years, I do not want to change something drastically.
Elegant style emphasizes the delicate taste of the owners, commitment to tradition. At the same time, it is devoid of pretentiousness, pompousness and museum character, peculiar to palace interiors.
What features characterize traditional design?
We will tell about the main features and give recommendations on how to adjust them in practice.
Principle of symmetry
Modern classics were born from antiquity and borrowed from there a love of symmetry and proportionality. Furniture and decorative ensembles are placed around the composite centers – a fireplace, a dining table, a sofa. And if you draw a line in the center of the composition, the objects on both sides mirror each other. Therefore, we need paired chairs, paired vases, tables, etc.
The illusion of symmetry is easy to create with a large wall mirror, then it will reflect part of the room. In order for a dynamic interior to appear, you can add asymmetrical details: multi-format paintings, irregularly shaped carpet …
Smooth lines and soft shapes
The furniture in the traditional style should be elegant, beautiful, but first and foremost, comfortable. Hence the preference for large soft sofas, recliners with rounded edges, upholstered in natural materials. Looks very nice leather trim surrounded by lacquered surfaces of wooden tables, cabinets. Graceful carved overlays and gilding inserts are allowed.
New fabric upholstery with a voluminous texture, neutral in color, will help to revive the usual design of an old sofa. So that the decor of the room does not become old-fashioned, it is not necessary to misuse the capiton for all furniture.
Discreet color palette
Home classics prefer muted, pastel colors, with the appropriate addition of more saturated accents.
Successfully implement the traditional style in the interior in beige tones will help the principle of “tone to tone.” Through the use of shades of different saturation on the walls, facades, upholstery, curtains in combination with a light background, the situation will receive depth and expressiveness. In the last two photos – examples of such a decision.
Dark wood floors
The classic technique is a dark wood floor. The work uses walnut, wenge, acacia, teak, oak, their high-quality imitation. The color range from golden brown to thick chocolate shades – natural or enhanced by toning – creates a beautiful base for the rest of the decor. It is logical to support the floor cladding with wooden furniture and stair railing.
The combination of wood of two or three different colors makes the design more diverse. The style is characterized by the use of carpets – usually in the area of the sofa group, so they should not completely hide the beautiful floor covering.
Stucco decor as a means of modeling
One of the hallmarks of the interior in classical traditions is refined stucco. All sorts of moldings, friezes, curbs, sockets, baseboards are actively involved in the decoration of the ceiling and walls. Decorating the surface, they perform another important function – they form the space:
divide the wall into equal parts;
adjust the height of the ceiling;
balance the proportions of the room.
The use of stucco depends on the size of the room. In a small area it is better to confine neat wall moldings, located symmetrically. If you paint them in the tone of the wall, there will be the effect of expensive facing panels.