Classic Living Room
A Classic Living Room is often interpreted in different ways… There is the traditional classic approach to a living room, or there is the modern take on classic interiors too. For this Shop the Look feature we will be looking at both to share with you how you can create a Classic Living Room suitable to your interior taste! Let’s take a closer look at how you can create a Classic Living Room successfully…
Classic Living Room
Many people associate classic living rooms with being dated or traditional. While this is largely true, there are some beautiful modern classically designed furniture that uplifts a living room interior from being dated to largely on-trend. No matter which side of the classic spectrum you are in interior design terms, there are a few key aspects of the design that is prevailing.
Classic interiors are correlated with cream, beige and magnolia colored spaces. You can inject color into these interiors though to make them more “you”.
The term “Living Room” originates from the Victorian era – it was an extremely popular term during this time to describe where the general social activities took place in the home. By the 19th Century, the “Living Room” was a well-known and commonly used phrase.
Since the Victorian era though, the “Living Room” has taken on many different names or nicknames. It is sometimes called the “lounge room”, “sitting room”, “lounge” or “drawing-room” however they all refer to the same room of the home – where the main social activities take place.
The “Classic Living Room” design style also dates back to the Victoria era where the furniture was extremely ornate. The chairs and sofas often featured wooden framing details and thin padded seats with floral or patterned upholstery. Generally, the walls also featured wall paneling which has today become a huge interior design trend.
Now though, the Classic Living Room typically takes inspiration from Victorian interiors but uses modern technology or materials to ensure there is a high level of comfort and style.
This style often includes:
- Classic furniture silhouettes, such as rolled arms and tufted detailing
- Fringe details
- Dark wooden furniture
- Patterned fabrics
- Ornate metal details, such as coffee table legs
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