The way we live has changed the way we decorate. For most of us, gone are the formal living rooms that no one ever uses except for company and holidays. Today’s lifestyles are generally more informal. This doesn’t mean that traditional style is out of fashion too. Traditional style today can be influenced from anything from French to farmhouse to Mediterranean styles as well as more formal antiques. This living room is a good example of traditional style that works for today’s living.
Focusing on this wonderful stone fireplace, this seating arrangement is perfect for conversation, gathering around a cozy fire, or playing games. A television is not visible but could easily be incorporated into the room.
Comfortable upholstered furniture in traditional styles are mixed together. The L-shaped sofa with the antique chair, side table, and clock are a nice combination. The area rug over the hardwood flooring helps unify the colors of the furnishings and accent pillows. The choice of hardwood is a classic style that helps achieve the traditional style in this room.
In a traditional style room, a Persian or Oriental rug would be a good choice. The colors and patterns of these classic rugs would also work to tie in the wall and furniture colors.