Traditional furnishings can hail from England in the 18th century, the French countryside, or even the exotic lands of the East. Among the most popular traditional styles today are 18th-century English, 19th-century neoclassic, French country, and British Colonial revival.
Colors - Peach and green tones are balanced with aubergine and tan for a slightly floral but unfussy palette. The colors are enhanced with bronze accents and warm wood tones for an inviting, comforting interior.
Windows - A tailored look takes over the windows with a formal swag and panel combination. The panels are gathered loosely with tasseled cords. Fringe accents the swag treatment, adding a design detail to the scalloped edges.
Fabrics - A small print on the pillow pairs nicely with the sofa's allover floral pattern. Damask is a good choice for a traditional interior because the weave creates both a dull and shiny texture that works well with a variety of trim, tassels and fringe.
Accessories - Still-life oil paintings, gilt frames and an emphasis on pairs lends a room a proper traditional feeling. To further the look, bring in a crystal chandelier, some silver candlesticks and fresh or silk flowers in a grand vase to accentuate the style.