Some of the most popular traditional styles are British Colonial, 18th century English, 19th century neoclassical and French country. Each of these styles has its own unique take on the traditional look.
Some of the elements that are common to each of these styles are deep wood tones, architectural details, and elegant furnishings. By adding some of these to your home, even without an in depth understanding of the differences between the traditional styles, you are likely to achieve a traditional feel.
A lot of Canberra homes lack the architectural features, such a moldings, that really make this look stand out. As such, a modern spin can ensure this is still an achievable look. This means emphasising simplicity and symmetry and really thinking through comfort in the layout of rooms. Some other ways to do this include painting rooms a neutral colour and adding rich-toned timber furnishings as the centrepiece to a room. Upholstery in solid colours or with a subtle floral design can finish the look off.
When it comes to lighting, the easiest way to achieve a traditional design look is by emphasising pairs of lights and including crystal chandeliers and some silver candlesticks. Antique lights are also often integrated although replica lights may be more affordable and easier to obtain. Lamps are also a good idea as both decorative and functional pieces as they will ensure rooms are inviting and relaxing – an important element of traditional design.
As always, at Sparks Fly Electrical we are very happy to discuss the look you want to achieve in your home.