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Decorating with Traditional Style

Whether you call it traditional or formal, this style has a decidedly upscale feel. We show you how to get the look!

traditional decor
A modern-day take on
traditional decor tones down the formality of this classic style. Featuring many of the main elements of traditional style (an Oriental rug, dark wood, and landscape paintings), this room feels airy with light colors and sleek lines. Patterns commonly found in traditional decor—plaid, damask, stripes, and floral—dot the space, but don't overwhelm it. For a subtle nod to traditional style, decorate in pairs. Notice the pairs in this room: arm chairs, candlesticks, and end tables.Looking to add a bit of formality to any room? Incorporate traditional window treatments, crystal chandeliers, and arm chairs.

For more information about this design, read our Designer Q&A: Gail Barley Interiors.

Design: Gail Barley Interiors

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