Traditional decorating is possibly the most neutral of all decorating styles. It’s the kind of family based, calm, orderly and predictable style that most of us would have grown up surrounded by. Furniture is generally matching and consistent and will be balanced around the centre of the room in a casual style that will make anyone feel comfortable. Gentle curves are seen in furniture, pillows, and accessories and fabrics in a traditional room are generally neither too shiny nor too textured. Florals, plain colours, tone-on-tone, and small all-over patterns are common.
A Traditional colour scheme is quite often in a mid-range of tones, though dark and light accents can also be used. Pretty multi-coloured florals are often the basis of a traditional scheme that might coordinate the lightest colour on the walls and deeper hues in the upholstery and flooring. Juxtapositions don’t exist in a traditional style so always avoid brightly coloured modern accents and combinations that stand out.