Traditional Style 118 Ideabooks

Graceful Decorations for Traditional Dining Room Walls
The dining room may be all about food, but your plate presentation isn't the only thing that can be artistic about the space. Beautiful paintings, bold wallpapers and eye-catching mirrors can all contribute to a traditional dining room that's as much...
Alluring Lighting for a Traditional Dining Room
There are few rooms where lighting is as crucial as in the dining room. Not only is the light fixture a focal point here, but as your family or guests sit around the table, the fixture will constantly be in view. Plus, you want the quality of the light...
Balloon Shades Float Into Fashion
Within the family of window treatments, the balloon shade is the opulent, not- so-distant cousin of the Roman...
Tasteful Ideas for Traditional Dining Room Floors
What's under your dining table is just as important as what's on top. Dining room flooring can be tricky — it needs to be practical, but in a room that usually has fewer accessories and spots for personality, the flooring is one of the few major elements...
Shutter Cutouts: A Window to One's Soul?
Last winter my shutters started to peel and rot at an alarming rate. By early summer, my home's exterior was looking a lot like Grey Gardens. Though I earmarked...
9 Sweet Ideas for an English Cottage Laundry Room
Doing the laundry isn't always the most exciting chore. But since we all need to spend time doing it, it's worth it to make your laundry area a pretty place to be in. English cottage–style laundry rooms are full of the vintage touches, casual organizational...
Give a Traditional Bathroom True Polish With Accessories
Bathrooms are so often neglected in terms of accessorizing — usually because it's such a practical space. But given the amount of time many of us like to spend in them, accessories really should be given a higher priority. The Victorians...
How to Choose Traditional Living Room Furniture
It makes sense that classic furniture tends to work best in traditional living rooms. Simple palettes, sturdy materials and comfortable upholstery in timeless silhouettes will help you express your traditional style for now and years to come. But while...
How to Bring Yankee Style to a Home Anywhere
Yankee style is not simply a regional thing (although it does originate in New England); it's more a state of mind. It's simple, upright, hardworking, no-nonsense, maybe even a little flinty. Shaker furniture is the ultimate Yankee aesthetic: spare, beautiful,...
Accessorizing in Style: Traditional Bedrooms
You've finally chosen your color scheme and furnishings, and now your bedroom could stand alongside a five-star hotel room. But you don't want a hotel room — you want a home. This is why accessories are so important. Accessories are seldom...
Textiles for Traditional Living Rooms
Furniture is crucial in a home's design, but often it's the materials and textiles that lend a space its personality. Colorful fabrics, textured rugs and other details add that distinguishing factor that defines a room's style. In traditional living rooms,...
Wall Art for Traditional Living Rooms Can Fit or Break the Mold
From beautiful oils to light-reflecting mirrors and everything in between, art is often what immediately draws the eye — the element that makes an impact at first glance. Even in a traditional and more formal living room, thinking outside the box and...
Houzz Tour: Casual Glam Home for a Family of 8
The first thing interior designer Melanie Turner did to Susie Stern's house in Atlanta was paint the walls white and stain the oak floors a brown-black color. The new...
Sculpt Your Window Look With Ornamental Lambrequins
Lambrequins, once used in drafty castles to conserve heat, are today usually reserved for traditional interiors. These highly ornamental versions of cornice...
Regional Design: Charleston and the South Carolina Lowcountry
If there's one thing designers and builders in South Carolina's Lowcountry agree on, it's that the hot and humid weather has always been a major influence on design, no matter what the style. "Traditional South Carolina Lowcountry houses were designed...
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