If you like to think of your home as your chateau, classic decor might be your cup of tea. Its look harkens back to decorating styles associated with Louis XV and Queen Anne, along with movements such as Chippendale and Victorian, among others. Traditional to the core, classic spaces are full of fine, ornate details, often favoring ornamental elements over practical ones. You can decorate with confidence knowing this look has stood the test of time.
The woods used in traditional decor lean to the red side, like cherry and mahogany, but frequent appearances are also made by walnut and oak.
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, particularly still lifes
and landscapes, complement this look particularly well. A decorative frame adds to the effect.
Intricate woodwork is a staple of classic furniture. Egg-and-dart carvings, rosettes, reeding and patterned veneer inlays are just a few examples.
Patterns play an important role in classic decor. From florals to damask to stripes, layer prints of varying scales to set the right tone.
Whether it's a metallic mirror or a decorative drawer pull, warm metallic tones like gold and brass convey the opulence of a bygone era.