Traditional design is all about sticking to the styles of pre-20th Century interiors. Period homes, such as Victorian houses, will already incorporate traditional interior architecture, such as chimney breasts, fireplaces, bay windows, cornices and mouldings, tiled flooring and dado rails. But traditional furniture that uses rich wood finishes, upholstered textiles, ornate details and classic colours can be added to create the understated elegance of traditional homes.
Traditional kitchens often have recessed panel or shaker-style kitchen cabinets with wooden or metal handles, traditional marble or granite worktops, and classic oven models, or perhaps even range cookers. Traditional bathrooms could have all white, or black and white, bathroom suites, tiled floors, pedestal sinks, and classic style taps and showerheads that would look at home in Victorian bathrooms. In traditional living rooms you might find chesterfield sofas, a Victorian fireplace with a mantlepiece, elegant vases, ornate picture frames, mirrors and classic colours. However, you don’t have to stick to all very formal and antique-style pieces, there are plenty of modern designs that use traditional form to create an understated and inviting look.