Traditional Living Room Decor Ideas

Traditional Living Room

One could argue that over the past few years it has become increasingly rarer to see and experience homes that showcase a more traditional and elegant decor. Recently we all have learnt to spend much longer in our homes, particularly in our living rooms. We have also become rather creative in experimenting with new designs and materials.

Sometimes what we achieve in the end can be a true reflection of our initial ideas and inspirations, but sometimes we might need a little help to get steered in the right direction. If what you want to achieve is a more traditional living room décor which is contemporary yet elegant and sophisticated, why not have a look at some of the ideas below?

Don’t worry if you think that your living room is too small or too big. The size of your room is certainly something to be taken into consideration when selecting and choosing the right colours; however most of the time the most subtle or smallest changes are the ones with the strongest impact.

Living Room Roller Blinds


Wall Panelling to Achieve Your Traditional Living Room Decor

If you want to give your living room a more traditional and sophisticated look and feel, wall panelling could be the answer. With so many designs and patterns to choose from, you can rest assured that you will find that not only a panelled wall will blend seamlessly with almost any interior design and home style, but it also constitutes a feature that you could be easily changed or modified whenever there is the need or the desire to update your room. And when it comes to choosing the right colours, remember that softer tones will help you create a more subtle backdrop to the pared-back shades of the rest of the room.

Traditional Living Room Panelling


Stick to Calm Neutrals

Choosing the right colours for your living room can be a time-consuming task. However, it can also be a very rewarding one that will give your new space the more contemporary and traditional feel you were looking to achieve. Have you thought of pairing traditional sofas, rugs and shutters with a pale, almost pastel colour palette for your walls and panels for example? This will create an overall contemporary feel also complementing the most traditional aspects of the room.

Neutral Colour living room with Allusion Blind


Create a Cosy Arrangement

There is nothing better than snuggling up on a comfy sofa whilst enjoying your favourite brew or a glass of wine and soaking up the calming and relaxing atmosphere of your traditional living room. Have you thought about putting a wooden coffee table or an upholstered ottoman as a centrepiece in the middle of the room with two sofas or snuggler chairs on the opposite side? This can make your living room appear perfectly balanced and will also help you achieve the traditional look you were aspiring to achieve. And why not display a few interior design books together with a statement tray on the coffee table or ottoman? It will immediately give your room a more contemporary feel and also something to rest your mug or glass on.


Add some Shelving

Over the past couple of years, so many of us have taken on reading and have achieved a good collation of books. These don’t have to be hidden away, but they can actually create a focal point of interest in your lounge.  They will also help you spark up conversations when entertaining friends or family! A bookcase or shelving unit as part of your traditional living room decor, with the addition of a library ladder, will help you create a classic library feel, the perfect space where to unwind and relax after a long day. You can always give the space a more contemporary feel by introducing a statement armchair or mirror which either complements or contrast the style and colours of the shelving unit or bookcase.

Traditional living room with shelving and bay window blinds