Updating a Traditional Style Home

Traditional style home furnishings have stood the test of
time, providing comfortable interiors with an appeal that has lasted for generations,
as many homes decorated in traditional style are filled with heirlooms and vintage
family furnishings. Others simply prefer the look of period furniture and the
elegant settings created by traditional décor. Updating a traditional style
home with modern and contemporary design elements results in a blended style
known as transitional design.

Balance the Room with Neutral Colors 

Create a relaxed and comfortable environment with neutral
hues in a monochromatic scheme. Browse through paint chips in shades of brown,
taupe, grey and white for inspiration on coordinated neutrals. Tone on tone
patterns with varying textures create a sophisticated yet understated look. A neutral
color scheme is an easy way to create balance and harmony, which you will need
when creating a transitional style room.

Choose a Few Contemporary Furniture Pieces

Look for contemporary furniture that will tie in with your
traditional pieces. For example, if you want a more updated look in your dining
room but can’t bear to part with your mahogany Chippendale dining table, look
for contemporary chairs with sweeping curves that will work with the table’s
cabriole legs and a finish that will complement the lacquered mahogany of the
table. In the living room, look for a modern coffee table that will pair well
with your traditional couch and chairs. Cover traditional furniture with modern
upholstery. Tie the styles together with similar forms, textures or colors.


Add Some Modern Accessories

Bring a contemporary look into a traditional room with a few
modern accessories. Display colorful art glass on floating wall shelves. Replace
traditional curtains with contemporary shades. Add a few contemporary
sculptures to a traditional coffee table. Accent a traditional style sofa with
pillows featuring modern fabric. Place contemporary end tables near traditional
seating or update a traditional chandelier with a modern hanging pendant.

Harmonizing the space and creating unity with similar
elements in furniture and décor will help you blend traditional and
contemporary with amazing success!

5 thoughts on “Updating a Traditional Style Home”

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  2. Symmetry is a hallmark of a traditional look. But that doesn't mean you have to fill your house with furniture groupings consisting of pieces from sets. Interject a new piece or two that looks a little different from the others in the room.

    Summerdale Mills

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