What Is Traditional Interior Design?

Traditional interior designTraditional interior design is characterized by the use of classic European décor that was often seen in the 18th and 19th centuries. Typically, it features elegant lines, deep wood features, and an abundance of architectural details. However, this style can easily be complemented with personal touches that create a unique look.


As mentioned earlier, traditional interior design is associated with elegant, European décor. However, it often includes the following elements as well:

  • Accessories and artwork in vibrant colors.
  • Walls painted neutral colors like beige, taupe, and soft gray.
  • Mahogany or cherry wood accents.
  • Soft, curved lines.
  • Furniture and accessories in dark shades like burgundy, brown, and navy.

Additionally, rooms that focus on this style emphasize symmetry. For instance, balance may be achieved by placing two chairs in front of a fireplace or hanging a large painting directly above a sofa.

Textures and Shapes

Although elegant, traditional interior design is also associated with comfort and function. Additionally, a variety of different fabrics and textures are also used throughout rooms exemplifying this style to create a layering effect. For instance, in a room that uses this type of décor, a large, burgundy couch may be present with several pillows in floral, paisley, and damask patterns covering its surface.

One of the best things about traditional interior design is that it never goes out of style. If you are thinking about letting us at Europa Design help you redesign one or several rooms in your home but don’t want to change the elements of the space we design for you for at least a few years, this style may be the right choice for you.

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