Traditional Design Style Home Decor

Without a doubt, traditional style remains at the top of the popularity charts in America’s home decorating. Gracious and inviting, traditional design evokes images of understated elegance and the grand style of the 18th and 19th century while maintaining the warmth and classical comfort many of us remember from our childhood homes. If you equate “traditional” and “grand” with “old and stodgy”, it’s time to take another look. While elegance and history still personify this style, there is a definite movement to bring traditional design into a fresher, more relaxed realm.

Rustic Design Style Home Decor

Rustic country decor can be defined as coarse, charmingly simple, unfussy, unfinished and yet with endearing qualities. Rustic country decorating includes the use of natural woods, aged surfaces, rough finishes and simple lines. Floors in rustic country decor and cottage style homes are made with stone or wood materials. Wooden floors were traditionally constructed with boards that were bare and simply waxed and hand-polished (high-gloss varnishes did not exist). Sometimes the boards were painted with light colors.

Contemporary Design Style Home Decor

Contemporary interiors use straight lines, sculptural elements, art, and bold color. If you love clean, spare, and unique design, this may be the style for you. One thing modern homes tend not to have is that "lived in" look we're so used to. In fact, some contemporary homes can look more like showpieces than family homes! Contemporary style interior design can create some challenges for the home owner to deal with, but try to remember that the whole purpose of contemporary design is to create a living space which is, above all, functional.

Tuscan/Old World Design Style Home Decor

Tuscan style interior design draws its inspiration from the country homes of the rolling hills of central Italy's wine country. The rustic farmhouses of this region were, traditionally, made out of easily available materials: straw, limestone, clay, and wood. Tuscan design reflects this simplicity. Think of Tuscan design and you think of central Italy: the sun-filled meadows and gently rolling hills, cool evenings, and bright, colorful dawns. The country color palette, wall texture, flooring, furniture, and fabric all come together to form a soothing, comfortable ambiance.

French Country Design Style Home Decor

When you think of Provence and the French countryside, you're sure to see lavender fields and bright sunshine. While there are many elements that contribute to the French Country style of decorating, the resulting look is always rustic, old-world, and welcoming. The look fits well into both country houses and elegant, old chateaux. The French Country style of decorating, with its warm and casual feel will fit beautifully into your home as well.  An important element in pieces used in French Country style decorating is the use of natural materials.

Country Living Design Style Home Decor

Country style interior design eschews the formal, drawing room style of classic design in favor of a comfortable, lived-in look. No guest need be afraid to sit in a country style living room or drop in for a cup of tea in a country style kitchen. This design style is casually elegant with a compliment of sturdy, practical furniture, colorful textiles, and useful rather than fanciful accents. Enhance your country style home decor with reclaimed wood and stone products from Elmwood Reclaimed Timber.

Formal/Elegant Design Style Home Decor

If you love the look of elegant Ritz-Carlton hotels or public buildings such as the White House, you're probably drawn to their formal style of decorating. While homes today are not usually constructed with 18" deep baseboard moldings, hand-laid herringbone-patterned hardwood floors, or elaborate carved plaster ceiling and wall decorations, there are elements of the formal style of decorating that can be added to more modern homes. One of the most distinguishing features of interior spaces and homes decorated in a formal style is the symmetry of windows, furniture, artwork, and flooring.

Public Spaces Interior Design Style Decor

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Office/Retail Interior Design Style Decor

Green mania is in full effect, as every retailer, from major corporations to small mom-and-pop shops, claims to be making green-focused efforts. But with all the hoopla, consumers are beginning to get a little cynical. Is that bamboo underwear really sustainable (not to mention comfortable?!) and what exactly does paraben-free mean? As consumer eco-friendly intelligence accelerates, it's more important than ever before for retailers to be honest, consistent and forth-coming.

Restaurant/Bar Interior Design Style Decor

Our reclaimed wood and stone products are the perfect way to set any restaurant or bar apart from the competition.   Covered in character and environmentally friendly; Actually, we do make it like they used to. Enhance your restaurant and bar with reclaimed wood and stone products from Elmwood Reclaimed Timber.

Log Home and Timberframe Design Style Home Decor

Open and inviting with warm rich wood tones. Cozy and comfortable with oversized furniture you can sink into. Large timbers set the tone and let you know they have withstood the test of time. A fire gently burns in the stone fireplace. Now this is living... Enhance your log home decor with reclaimed wood and stone products from Elmwood Reclaimed Timber.