The traditional living room is one of a kind. It has earth tones mixed with striking materials such as mahogany and leather. They are also steeped in history. These types of living rooms go back centuries and they hope across varying countries. They have been mainly manifested in Europe and Britain, yet they also appear in the homes of many affluent and powerful people in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. This type of style is easy to get right and then, make your own. The whole ethos was about centering the room in one dominant style, that has lots of different pieces that have no relation to each other. One could say, it was the earliest form of eclectic.
The traditional living room – The flooring
The entire room has to be stood on incredibly tough and rugged wood flooring. Hardwood flooring is one of the single-most amazing features of the modern home. This type of engineered wood flooring is one example. Natural oak layered on top of each other, which has been recycled and refinished, gives your room a maturity that you could not get with carpet. It can also be shined using polished and given a vibrant colour with a varnish. Equally as important as the colour is the quality of the wood. Oak is incredibly tough and able to be flexed as well. So if you happen to drop something reasonably heavy on the floor, it will take it and it is less likely to crack under the pressure.
Once upon a time during the Victorian Era of interior design, there was suddenly a need for suits to stop creasing. Suits became the normal wear for men and in drawing rooms, where men read and socialized, they were sitting in soft leather. This ended up creasing their suits and making them look scruffy. The best example of this type of sofa comes from Saxon. These deep buttons are part of the Chesterfield family. A leather Chesterfield sofa, in a deep earth tone such as autumn red is extremely popular in English manor houses. This kind of sofa would do well in a room with a strong brown hardwood floor.
The Victorian Era gave us what is now called decoration but it was previously called ornamentation. These are items that you believe preserve the room in your personality. Figurines, statues, busts and items from around the world where you have visited, are all taking positions of prominence in your living room. You can place a lot of items in your bookcases. Choose the middle shelf just for items that you can stand up or place without them falling off. You can also place these items in window sills such as vases and artistic items such as statues.
The living room is best set in the traditional style for a number of reasons. One of them is that it is timeless. It’s been around for hundreds of years because it’s charming and was ahead of its time. How would you implement it into your own home?