Summer Blog Series: VB Inspired Designs 7
Welcome to week 7 of our Summer Blog Series: VB Inspired Designs! Each week during the summer months, we will be showcasing room-by-room designs, explaining the thought behind every style decision, and giving you tips so you can incorporate these designs into your own home. This week’s design is an example of a traditional style with a twist. Many have shifted away from traditional design, but this classic style deserves a second look.
From antique-looking furnishings to textured fabrics, traditional style sometimes gets a bad rap as “stuffy” and “outdated.” However, that is missing the point. While it is true that this look takes its inspiration from the past, it is really about comfort. Every element feels familiar, properly placed, and predictable in a good way.
There is a reason that traditional decorating has thrived for so long — it promises warmth and welcome. Refined furnishings, sophisticated textiles, dignified colors, and a sense of order make this beloved style easy to live with.
A traditional look is all about balance. Furnishings tend to be grouped in arrangements that invite conversation. There are subtle ways to keep a room from feeling static. Prop a tall mirror against a wall, hang art in a grouping, angle a rug to give it a new look, or choose an end table that is round versus rectangular.
Traditional rooms emphasize curves and sink-right-in comfort. Cushions are plump and pillows are plentiful. Keeping accessories simple and clean maintains freshness of space. In a traditional space, color doesn’t shout. Laid back and mellow neutrals prevail, while deeper colors become the key to making a room cozy and comfortable. Patterns should have a fundamental sense of symmetry.
Infuse your traditional space with your own relaxed style by utilizing reclaimed wood furnishings. Distressed finishes make surfaces look older than they actually are, giving your space a sense of history. The beauty of artificially worn finishes is that they are very forgiving and can add loads of charm and character to your home, much like antiques do.
Creating a serene and calming space that is beautiful, warm, and inviting sounds overwhelming. It is all made possible by starting with a few traditional pieces that act as a catalyst for your room to become the stylish but cozy and livable space you envision.
If you like this look and style, stop in the store to talk with one of our experienced designers! They can assist you in creating a spectacular dining room look – all a part of the complimentary design services offered at Vander Berg Furniture & Flooring – Your Designer Store!