Traditional Decorating & Design Ideas

Traditional decorating relies on classic furniture pieces, symmetrical arrangements, and rich color schemes. Give your home a traditional look filled with the comforts of modern life with our helpful tips and inspiring photos of traditionally decorated rooms. Learn how a handful of simple, handcrafted elements can lend a traditional look without looking dated.

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I Am Traditional: Meet Bobby Berk

Meet this interior designer known for his role in Netflix’s Queer Eye, with a new furnishings line by A.R.T. Furniture.
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Tour this Tudor with an Artful Touch

Designer Barry Dixon brings painterly flair to a family’s fairy-tale Tudor in Washington, D.C.
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Before & After: Reviving a Historic Home

The founders of Made Goods do right by a Spanish-style home in Southern California with a respectful renovation.
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Alexa Hampton Creates a Home with a View

A New York apartment boasts neoclassical interiors as compelling as its skyline vistas.
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Home Tour: Decorating with the New Neutral

A stately Victorian home morphs into a warm, laid-back space with a family-hub kitchen at its center.
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20 Rooms for Every Downton Abbey Fan

The details! The drama! The intrigue! And we're not just talking about the plotlines. The decor of Downton Abbey is almost as compelling as the theatrics that play out within them. To feed your love of everything Edwardian, we give you these rooms. They capture the style of the Downton homes but with a few modern twists. (If you take a minute to fantasize about taking tea with the ladies of Downton in these rooms, we won't tell.) (Warning: Spoiler alerts ahead. Go watch the latest season and come back for the eye candy.)
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A Brick Colonial Home with New-Traditional Style

This Minnesota home's original wallpapered halls are at the heart of its youthful decor.