Some of the key features of this trend include:
- The use of antiques, classic art and other historical pieces
- Harmony, symmetry and order
- Warm and dark colour palettes
- Dark wood
- Marble and Travertine
- Heavy or ornate furniture
- Elegant fabrics
Choose Warm Shades
When it comes to your colour palette, it’s a good idea to start with neutral walls. Opt for a shade of cream, ivory, stone, or beige. Rich, jewel colours make a lovely addition to a traditional space — think red, gold, and shades of dark green and blue. If you prefer softer colours, elegant pastels can also work well paired with neutrals like white and beige. Whatever you decide, your choice of colours should be inviting and warm, rather than bright and graphic. Bring colour into the space with bold furniture, cushions, or accent artworks.
All About Order
In terms of design, symmetry and order are key but it’s easy to add some personality to your space by choosing décor pieces that reflect your personal style — vases, antiques, and chandeliers all make effective design statements. Bold fabrics are also a good way to keep your space interesting — florals, stripes, paisley and plaid all work well, while solid colours in warm, rich hues are equally effective. It’s also possible to add accents in the form of intricate tiles or wood floor patterns and elaborately carved panelling, arches, or cabinets.
While a traditional space is usually comfortable and homely, there is also a sense of elegance, romance, and history that comes with the look. For this reason, the aesthetic is refined, while still maintaining its warmth. You can add to the sophistication of your home by using good quality textiles like silk or natural linens. Carefully chosen lighting can also go a long way in complementing the overall style of a traditional home — this may include ornate chandeliers, floor lamps, sconces, and table lamps. Furniture in the traditional style tends towards the ornate and heavy, and dark wood is a common element. Besides the furniture, wood is often incorporated throughout a traditional space, especially as a flooring material where possible.
Get the Look
For a good flooring option, you might consider our Maku collection. The tiles reveal soft veins giving them the appearance of real marble and stone, and are available in a range of beautiful neutrals, including sand, nut, grey and black. This comprehensive range includes small subway tiles, herringbone mosaics, medium and large size format tiles in matt and grip finishes.
If you would love to incorporate more wood finishes into your traditional styled space, the Prestige Oak range is a great option. The collection includes extra wide planks and an extensive palette of pre-finished natural and stained options. The timber style tiles are available in a number of shades, with Mink Grey being a great choice for traditional spaces.
If you’re feeling adventurous and would like to try using wood floor patterns in your home, it’s well worth looking at our Chevron collection. The collection is reminiscent of the old wood parquet flooring, with slats arranged in sophisticated designs. The technique was actually used in great halls of Versailles, and adds an element of elegance to any space. The warmer shade works well with dark wood furnishings and a neutral colour palette.
For a timeless traditional style and a truly unique finish you may like to consider using natural stone. Our travertine is carefully sourced and quality controlled to ensure our clients receive a premium product. Available in both classic cut and vein cut tile form in brushed, honed and polished finishes. In flooring travertine tiles are soft to stand and walk on whilst very durable. They are warm in winter and cool in summer making them ideal for the Queensland climate. A natural stone travertine bathroom tiled wall to floor creates a super luxurious look that will last a lifetime