This is a classic example of a traditional style living room. The main color palette is neutral cream tones, but traditional jewel tones are added throughout the space through the use of accessories. Notice the strong symmetry in the space — the pairs of sconces, candles, and windows on each side of the fireplace add the balance that the traditional style favors. The curved arms of the sofa and skirted legs also reflect this style.
A very traditional sofa and arm chair are mixed with more casual furnishings and decor to produce an almost shabby chic appeal. Notice the decor, though abundant, is not cluttered but carefully controlled and chosen with care. The great thing about this traditional living room is the mix of beautiful, timeless elements to create a comfortable yet elegant space.
This living room is proof that traditional can be formal while still maintaining a soft, welcoming touch. The light creams and greens in the color palette, the blending of brush in the oil painting and the use of plaid help infuse this formal space with casual elegance. This is a high-budget space, but there are frugal ways to recreate this look. To reproduce this look on a budget, go with the same soft color palette and pair DIY wooden valances with inexpensive curtains. The chairs are a popular style and should be easy to find second-hand. Recover flea market finds with budget fabric and adds an inexpensive, neutral rug to complete the look.
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