Sometimes, it’s not worth looking into different style movements to generate ideas for a living room’s décor, should you be planning a new interior design project for your home. While the likes of art deco, Bauhaus, steampunk and neo-classical can be popular choices for a living room for two or three years at a time, they can fade in popularity and end up being utterly unfashionable.
For this reason, and many others, a much more traditional approach to decorating a front room ought to be taken by people looking to get the most out of their primary living space. One of the most immediate ways to give that classic look to a living room is through a chandelier. By browsing the wide and great-value selection of lighting from Wayfair, you could have a dependable yet ultimately individual piece hanging above your seating arrangement. Besides, it’s often said that lighting makes a room feel cosy and classy.
Pair your chandelier with a traditional colour scheme and you already have most of the work done – and for a modest spend. Great colours to rely on to soothe and warm you up include tan, bronze and other ochres. Spread out everything between light and dark – even if it’s the most vivid red or orange – and pick a lighter tone for your walls and larger features to enhance the feeling of space.
Decorate your walls, too. Popular traditional accessories include still-life oil paintings and gilt frames; if you’re getting several pieces of art, emphasise pairs to help add to the design philosophy. Silver candlesticks and a mirror on the mantelpiece are great, as are fresh or silk flowers in an impressive vase.
Finally, with furniture, studded seating always looks impressive. Try to go with either leather or fabric, being careful not to mix the two. There’s a better chance to be individual with fabrics, as you can use patterns on your furniture. However, keeping it simple with block colour and darker accents is always a winner. Buy a chaise longue and an occasional table or two to really add to the traditional style, and there you have it: all you need for a basic, yet truly effective, traditional living room.