Our ultimate guide to Traditional home decor styles for interior design will help you understand why this style is popular and one that will remain a favorite.
Welcome to the Traditional style interior design style guide where you can see photos of all interiors in the Traditional style including kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms, dining rooms, foyers and more.
Table of Contents
- Traditional Style Homes (Exteriors)
- 1. Breathtaking Modern Day Mansion in Traditional Elegance by Antarya Design
- 2. Astounding Whole House Remodel by 2e Architects
- 3. Timeless Home Embodies California Luxury with High ceilings and Hardwood Floors
- 4. Very Nice White Connecticut House with Gambrel Roof
- 5. Classic New Westminster Custom Home by Clay Construction
- 6. Luxury Home with Rich Hardwood Floors, Soaring Ceilings and Sun-Filled Spaces
- 7. Southern Colonial Red Brick Home Design (5,300 Sq. Ft.)
- 8. Traditional Home with Wide Plank Oak Floors Throughout and Custom Designer Window Coverings
- 9. Cape Cod Style Home with High Ceilings and White Oak Floors Throughout
- 10. Sprawling Seattle Landmark Tudor Mansion (Renovated)
- 11. 2 Story Home with Formal Living Room and Stately Dining Room
- 12. Impressive Traditional Estate with High-Coved Ceilings and Limestone & Hardwood Floors
- 13. Luxurious Contemporary Plantation Home Design
- 14. Remodeled Tennis Court Estate in Guard Gated Monteria Estates
- 15. Traditional Estate with New Age Flair
- Traditional Style Interior Examples (by Room)
- Traditional Style Home Landscaping
- What is Traditional Interior Design
- Distinguishing Design Features
- Décor Accessories
- Why it Looks Great
Traditional Style Homes (Exteriors)
Check out these spectacular homes showcasing the Traditional style architecture.
1. Breathtaking Modern Day Mansion in Traditional Elegance by Antarya Design
An elegantly traditional mansion with clay tile roofing that contrasts the beige exterior that suits the concrete driveway. This is paired with a wide concrete set of stairs leading to the main door that has intricate designs on it for a warm welcome.
This beige mansion has several windows of different sizes that are tinted for privacy and matches the flat roofing. It complements the garage doors that have a French-style glass aesthetic added to its frosted glass. The facade of this house is lit with several wall-mounted lamps placed in strategic spots.
2. Astounding Whole House Remodel by 2e Architects
This is a charming home that has an aura of history and tradition to its welcoming arms. The facade is painted in a delightful shade of beige paired with elements in its tall windows and balcony supported by six white pillars that stand guard by the entrance.
The delightful shade of beige is complemented by dark gray Gable roofing and a peppering of dark blue window accents that stand out against the light hues. The lovely porch has the support of six white columns adorned with the lush greenery of the landscaping.
3. Timeless Home Embodies California Luxury with High ceilings and Hardwood Floors
This is the front view of this brilliant two-story house that is predominantly white accented with various navy blue elements like the glass front doors, garage doors and the Gable roofing that has a pair of white chimneys jutting out as well as a sunroof in the middle.
This is the backyard of this lovely house that has lush landscaping and pool. The house opens up to this landscape several windows and a balcony on the second floor that also serve as roof for the patio underneath. There’s also an outdoor dining area and cooking area for afternoon get-togethers.
4. Very Nice White Connecticut House with Gambrel Roof
This home oozes warmth with its stone walls and white wooden shiplap walls paired with the warm yellow light coming from wall-mounted lamps and from the glass doors and windows. There is a couple of dormer windows at the top of the gambrel roof that looks out at the sunset.
This side of the war white house features an outdoor dining area and patio that are warmed and comforted by an outdoor fireplace that is inlaid with rough stonework extending to its tall, magnificent chimney towering in support of the side of the house surrounded by windows.
5. Classic New Westminster Custom Home by Clay Construction
This wonderful light gray hued house has a pair of A-frame roofs that are mimicked by the entryway that has a rough stonework structure to welcome guests with a wooden door complementing the dark flooring. The white linings of the roof and tall windows are a nice touch against the light gray facade.
A nice view from the back that offers a warm glow from yellow lights shining from the tall windows, glass walls and brilliant lanterns that comfort the outdoor dining area and patio that has a fireplace inlaid with stonework that is also seen on the support columns of the patio roof.
6. Luxury Home with Rich Hardwood Floors, Soaring Ceilings and Sun-Filled Spaces
This spectacular house has clerestory roofs and a flat-roofed three-car garage with white garage doors that contrast the concrete driveway outlined and accented by terracotta bricks. The pure white house is outlined with black lines on its drainpipes and roofing for accent.
This is a welcoming front view of the house that has wide glass windows and a terracotta walkway flanked with well-manicured lawns leading up to the wooden main doors slightly recessed into the white walls of the house to allow a small part of the flat roofing to cover the terracotta stairway.
7. Southern Colonial Red Brick Home Design (5,300 Sq. Ft.)
This traditional house has a festive vibe to its red walls accented with rows of white pillars on the ground floor and second floor. This stands out against the lush green landscaping of the front lawn that wonderfully foregrounds the elegance of the grand house with a Gable roof and a dormer window.
This is a nice and relaxing backyard with an elegantly-shaped pool against red brick flooring leading up to the light gray house that has massive windows and a balcony to appreciate the beauty of the landscape.
8. Traditional Home with Wide Plank Oak Floors Throughout and Custom Designer Window Coverings
This lighthearted house has a driveway made of concrete blocks outlined with green grass that extends to the front lawn. This is a nice foreground for the brilliant hues of the exterior of the house augmented by the warmth of the wall-mounted lamps.
This is a charming exterior of a light grey home with white gates supported by grey pillars that match the gray wooden walls. This is then complemented by white windows and trellises that augment the traditional Gable roofing.
9. Cape Cod Style Home with High Ceilings and White Oak Floors Throughout
This is a traditional home with Gable roofing complemented by tall glass windows that are flanked with black accents that match with the dark wooden main door topped with a lantern-like pendant light.
This backyard has a lush lawn of well-maintained grass beside a pool. This view is enjoyed by the house through its tall and wide windows as well as an obscure balcony on the second floor. The living room opens up to the backyard with a whole wall opened to the outdoor ding area and a grill.
10. Sprawling Seattle Landmark Tudor Mansion (Renovated)
This is one of those traditional houses that seems like a great setting for a novel with its abundant landscaping, red brick walls and brown accents that match the A-frame roofing as well as wrap-around windows.
This charming house has red brick walls that match well with the brown of the roofs and walls as well as the lovely fountain that adorns the flowery landscape.
11. 2 Story Home with Formal Living Room and Stately Dining Room
This house somehow mixes simplicity and grandeur with its simple white walls and uncomplicated design paired with a concrete walkway with terracotta accents. The grandeur of the house comes from the size of it halls, windows and the massive columns guarding the entrance.
The sunset is a nice background for this lovely and wide backyard of this grand house. It has a big pool with places for lounging surrounding it. The house enjoys this view with a patio paired with a second-floor balcony along with glass doors and tall windows.
12. Impressive Traditional Estate with High-Coved Ceilings and Limestone & Hardwood Floors
This impressive house has a tall 2-story stance that boasts arched glass doors to a pair of small balconies flanking the top window of the entrance that has a wooden double main doors lit with warm yellow light for a nice welcome along with its brick-walls and wrought iron gate.
This backyard view of the house shows its trio of white chimneys jutting out of the roofs. The white walls are paired well with French glass doors and windows complemented by trellis leading to a fine garden that highlights an elegant brick fountain.
13. Luxurious Contemporary Plantation Home Design
The traditional house features three dormer windows on the simple hip roofing supported by multiple white columns on the ground floor and second floor with tall French windows placed strategically in between columns. The wooden main door faces a wide walkway with a white fountain in the middle.
This backyard view of the house showcases a wide pool surrounded by terracotta flooring leading up to the patio that has arched entryways supported by white columns with Gable roofs that complements the white walls and tall windows.
14. Remodeled Tennis Court Estate in Guard Gated Monteria Estates
This brilliant 2-story house has silvery and shiny roofing that complements the textured beige walls that has an abundance of wide windows. The bottom half of the walls have rough stonework that pairs well with the charming landscape of shrubbery and trees.
The winding walkway and driveway of this charming house are made of concrete blocks that work well with the lush greenery of the landscape. This front view of the house is highlighted with warm yellow light coming from the wide windows and the balcony doors of the tower-like main hall.
15. Traditional Estate with New Age Flair
This traditional house has a tall stonework chimney reaching up to the sky over the beige half-hipped roofing. The stonework finish of the chimney could also be seen on the walls near the greenery for a nice aesthetic. The rest of it is in plain white that is accented with light gray lines and windows.
This is a backyard with a nice big well-maintained lawn of grass that stands in contrast to the white walls of the 2-story house. There is a large dormer window on the second floor that has wrap-around windows over the patio below that is illuminated by the warm light coming from the glass doors and windows of the ground floor.
Traditional Style Interior Examples (by Room)
The following are photo examples of Traditional-style interiors (room-by-room). Below each photo are links that take you to extensive Traditional-style photo galleries for each room.
This traditional living room has a tall white ceiling that contrasts the dark hardwood flooring. This is then topped with a light-hued area rug complements the blue-green velvet cushioned armchairs facing the beige sofa with a tall window behind it.
This traditional kitchen has pastel green patterned floor tiles that contrast the white wooden shaker cabinets and drawers that blend in with the white walls and ceiling where a shelf hangs over the white kitchen island.
This is an elegant and traditional formal dining room that has hardwood flooring contrasted by the light hues of the cushioned dining chairs surrounding the white dining table that matches the white cabinet by the white wall. The long table is topped with a couple of thin white chandeliers hanging from the white coffered ceiling.
This charming traditional bedroom has green floral walls that serve as a nice background for the wooden dresser that complements the hardwood flooring. There is a light gray area rug underneath the gray bed with a green cushioned bench at the foot of the bed.
The brilliant silvery freestanding bathtub is the highlight of this bathroom that has light green patterned floor tiles that match the beige countertop of the vanity area that has green walls adorned with framed artworks and wall-mounted lamps.
This is a traditional foyer given an elegant twist with its black walls and dark gray flooring contrasted by the white ceiling that supports a golden chandelier that stands out against the black frames of the French doors.
Traditional Style Home Landscaping
This traditional landscape features an outdoor patio with a wooden gray platform flooring adorned with plants in black pots of various shapes and sizes. This is a nice complement for the tall trees that tower over the patio that has comfortable woven wicker sofas and coffee table.
What is Traditional Interior Design
Unlike contemporary design or modern interior design, traditional style is actually focused on one of four basic aspects. In general, it leans toward vintage decor, with British colonial style revival and 19th century neoclassical or French country along with 18th-century English accents throughout a traditional room with its traditional furniture and plush fabrics. And all of it seems to go well together with a few little design elements that tend to pop up from an Eastern style. All-in-all, traditional may not seem quite so ‘traditional’ if you’re thinking of it as being very old-fashioned. Instead, it’s actually going to be a whole lot of fun and a little bit brighter in terms of wall paint color scheme and accent pieces than you might think.
Distinguishing Design Features
The most distinguishing features about traditional interior design are the tailored aspects to fill in windows, doors and a whole lot more. You’ll find tassels and fringes as well as scalloped edges to help accent everything. You’ll definitely find some more ornate wood carvings as well, though they won’t’ be nearly as ornate as in some of the other styles you’ll find. The ones here are going to definitely draw your attention, however, and they’ll help emphasize the beauty of this slightly feminine style. When it comes to the other aspects of this style you’re going to find that a slightly higher amount of accent pieces and accessories are popular with this design style that also features chaise lounges and other period pieces of décor.
The materials of the traditional style are printed and especially with floral patterns, which lends itself to the more feminine style. On the other hand, you’ll also find a whole lot of damask material, which is slightly shiny but still textured and fun at the same time. These will usually have accents of scalloped edges, trim (of any kind) and tassels or fringe to go along with it. Then you’ll find a variety of colors in this area as well. Your colors will likely be more pale tones, including peach and lighter greens. You may find some deeper wood tones, however, and even some bronze to help highlight and accent whatever else is going on in the room. All of these colors, patterns, and accents help to add to the classic style and make sure you’re pulling out the right period pieces to get a great look overall. It’s even better when you add in the accessories.
When it comes to furniture in the traditional style you’re going to find some that are maybe not as comfortable as you would like but it will have some padding to them. That’s because chaise lounges and even fainting couches are popular in this era, as are parlor-style furniture pieces. These are generally going to have wood frames with somewhat intricate carvings and accents on them along with a little bit of padding for the base. When it comes to couches, you’re going to have standard and old-fashioned designs with rounded aspects and tufting throughout to help add some volume.
The décor in this time period is definitely big and bold so you’ll find a whole lot that will appeal to you. There may be a whole lot of pillows on chairs and couches to help add even more texture and even more color to the room. You will also find a lot of large curtains and panels that draw your attention. When closed these can make the room darker but if you leave them open they’ll help create some formal and elegant styling’s that really help improve the look and feel of the room overall.
You’ll find gilt frames and oil paintings really make this type of room but you’ll also find that glitzy elements like chandeliers, silk flowers, and other formal aspects really help dress things up. Pairs are big in a traditional style room so a pair of candlesticks framing a picture may be just the piece you’re looking for. Most spaces will have some type of decorative element or accessory such as on the fireplace, on end tables and coffee tables and a whole lot more. All of this helps to fill the room in even further and adds to the comfortable aspects of the space.
Why it Looks Great
This type of room definitely looks great because, even if the furniture isn’t the most comfortable you’ll find, everything looks warm and inviting. The carvings in the furniture alongside the warm colors and the fact that there’s a whole lot of heavy aspects actually make the room feel more inviting than you might think. If you go too formal with the furniture it might not be as fun to spend your time in, but if you balance things out the right way you’re going to love your space and you’ll be able to fully develop the accents that you need to make sure people really want to be there.
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