Classic Traditionalism: Design Tricks and Hacks for Vintage Interiors
In times when new is difficult – when things don’t seem to be changing for the better – it can be a huge relief to take a step back in time. Come home to the classics: bask in waves of nostalgia and the good ol’ fashioned furniture like damask prints and family antiques passed down from Grandma to Mom to you.
We at Rockin Cushions have been feeling pretty nostalgic lately, and want to rewind the clock. We’re striving to invent a time machine solely through interior design. In other words, we’re diving into Classic Traditionalism.
Unlike Grandmillennial design, a classically traditional home is not infused with any trending elements. The decor style is steeped in traditional carved furniture, plump pillows in deep rich tones. So for all of you who want a return to tradition and get a taste of the oldies in your home, we have paired some classic color palettes with IKEA items to show how to achieve a classic traditional style for your interior.
BLUEBe calm and carry with a relaxing classic blue palette – a trusty and peaceful color that never fails to put you at ease. Go classic while remaining timeless with our newest Klippan sofa styled traditionally.
PINKGo sweet and welcoming, like your grandma’s house on a molasses Sunday morning, with a warm pink color palette that sings, “Home Sweet Home.”
- IKEA Ektorp Sofa Slipcover, Velvet Blush Pink
- IKEA KNOPPARP Sofa Slip Cover
GRADVIS Pink Vase
For the classic style that’s seriously classy, grey has the ol’ fashioned sophistication you crave. The most sophisticated color palette, green will bring 18th and 19th century tradition to your living room – and with a splash of navy, this arrangement keeps your house in the 21st century.
For a burst of sunshine, golden yellow will give your traditional palette a levity that makes being classy fun. Sporting the classic damask pattern, you’re home will embody the fun of past century a black and white photograph could never capture.
And finally, for those who still want to push design to new heights, being traditional doesn’t have to be boring – you can step back in time and still embody the bold designs of today. And what’s more daring than a red palette? Floor your guests with a classic arrangement that never gets old.
So embrace the classic and get traditional without breaking your budget. With affordable slipovers designed for any decade, being ol’ school has never felt this good.
Written by Kathryn Blessington (KTB)