Choosing Classic Styles for your Home Decorating Job

They say that nothing beats a classic. This is true when it comes to decorating your home. If you want to stay away from the more garish colors or trends, the classic style is best for you.

Timeless styles are enduring and can give your home the quiet elegance that many modern trends cannot bring. However there are certain rules into incorporating that classic look into your home that would actually make it work instead of making it look tired and dated.

Make the classic look that is functional and sensible

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Photo Credit: Classic Home via Pinterest

The timeless look is not over the top but it also isn’t boring. The classic look is also as functional as it is sensible. In order to create this form of functionality, don’t go for busy patterns in loud colors. Choose those in conservative hues and classic prints. Invest in classic pieces that would add a sense of the past into your home.

Choose traditional colors

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Photo Credit: Coto de Texas via Pinterest

When achieving a classic look, it is best to stick to conservative colors such as cream or dark green. These hues will not only mesh well with the design of the room but the colors would generally work well in any light. They would also co-exist with the surroundings. Most colors that are attributed with the classic design are earth and neutral colors as well as bold ones like gold, black, white and red.

Eliminate clutter

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If you want to achieve the classic look for your home, eliminate clutter by getting rid of the knick-knacks and whatnot. Use natural materials for your home such as wood and stone. When going for the classic look, remember that less is more and that simplicity will always be key.  

Balance

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Photo Credit: Arts and Classy via Pinterest

The classic design has always leaned into the symmetrical side of design. To be able to achieve so, a central point should always be considered and will serve as the guide on how the symmetry will be achieved in one’s design. For example a painting placed between two windows is considered as the center or focal point of a design. Installing two blackout blinds on opposites sides of the painting, a shade lighter or darker than the painting itself creates balance and symmetry in the design. You can browse blackout blinds on the web to find a color or material that will suit your needs and style.

Grand and statement furniture

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Photo Credit: Laurel Bern Interiors via Pinterest

Classical designed homes are often highlighted with grand and enormous furniture. Space is lucrative when it comes to classically themed homes, thus there is more room for bold and bigger furniture. Gold is often a favorite theme when it comes to the color of furniture in the classic design. These usually come with large center tables, intricately designed edges and corners. Chandeliers are also a favorite accessories when it comes to the traditional design. Big and bright chandeliers, often located on the living area, stairs and the dining room are the most common basic design concepts for classically designed homes.

As for other statement furniture and décor, big vases, porcelain, china wares and even grand pianos are often included in the list. Like what I have said earlier, grand and marvelous pieces of furniture and décor are often included in the classic design.

Whether you are lucky enough to go all out for your classically ornate home or can manipulate space and achieve a grand effect despite the lack of space, home decorating, the classic way is one of the best experience for any home maker.

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