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Traditional Living Rooms

Traditional Living Rooms

 

Although there has been a recent trend towards creating open plan living spaces and disregarding the traditional face of a living room, there is definitely still a market for traditional living rooms.

In older homes, traditional living rooms are often key features can can withstand the trends of time and always look new. There is just something about traditional living spaces that create a warm and inviting feeling in the home unlike more modern homes where everything is open.

Fireplaces, although not in all traditional living rooms, are still common today and make a great feature piece in the room. These classic pieces can act as the key feature in the living room, especially if the room has a neutral colour scheme.

Staged by Silk Home

Staged by Silk Home

The use of blue accessories such as pillows, throws and rugs or even lounges are great to make the room feel even more homely and comfortable.

As traditional living rooms can often feel closed in and small, making sure the room has ample lighting is of utmost importance. Having large windows, lights and lamps are great ways you can open up the space and create the illusion that the space is bigger than it actually is. This is further enhanced by a neutral colour scheme with blue accessories as these shades also allow the room to look bigger.

Adding wall art is another great way to make a traditional living room look more modern. Wall art can act as a major feature piece, especially if you don’t have a fireplace or the room is neutral toned. The wall art can add an element of interest to the space and can bring the whole room together with a range of colours and textures.

We’ve put some of our favourite traditional living spaces we staged in 2015 in this post. What one is your favourite?

Staged by Silk Home

Staged by Silk Home

Staged by Silk Home

Staged by Silk Home

Donald st Downstairs Living

Staged by Silk Home

Staged by Silk Home

Staged by Silk Home

Staged by Silk Home

Naomi

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Naomi is the creative director of Silk and the founder and principle educator at the International Institute of Home Staging (IIHS). Combining her passions for interiors and real estate, Naomi thrives on styling great spaces for clients selling or staying in their property. Her stylish, unique and simple styling system led to her becoming an author of the book Ignite Your property Mojo and regular feature writer for realestate.com.au