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Your guide to create a Traditional Australian styled home

Your guide to create a Traditional Australian styled home Your guide to create a Traditional Australian styled home

When it comes to your home, you want your design to reflect your personal style. Sometimes it’s hard to figure out what that is. In this blog we will explore one of the many different styles you could dress your home in. For a timeless and classic look, a traditional home design rich in history and culture may be an option for you.


What is traditional design?

Traditional design refers to the timeless 19th-20th century aesthetic. Drawing from European interior design, a traditional decor is reflected in strong colour palettes, either classic darker tones or dreamy lighter tones, furniture and artwork with historical meaning, and dignified, eye catching features like brass or gold finishes. If you like your home to be rich in history, symmetry and comfort, Traditional may be the way to go.

Traditional design, in the Australian context can be broken up into different time periods, each similar but with their own unique elements. Some are Victorian, Edwardian also known as Federation, California Bungalow then Art Deco.

 

Victorian era (1840-1890).

A Victorian home used strong colours and patterns, especially primary colours such as red, yellow and blue. You’ll find a lot of ornaments in a Victorian home as it was a time where people showcased all of the things they loved in their home. A more modern take on a Victorian style could be a more minimal approach by using elegant historical details with pared back aesthetic.

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Federation era (1895-1915).

The Federation period saw a transition from Victorian to Edwardian architecture and interior styling. An Edwardian home used light colour schemes, including paste shades of green, lilac, pink, blue and mustard as well as floral patterns. Other features Include some contrast between the light space with dark window frames or curtains.

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California Bungalow era (1920-1930).

California bungalows have a very simple floor plan and design, creating a cozy atmosphere with its cool tones and cottage like facade.

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Art Deco era (1930-1950).

Art deco is a decorative style including strong colours, bold textures/patterns and geometric shapes. This style is perfect for those who want to add strong character to their home.

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What distinguishes traditional design from other design styles?

A traditional home is easy to pick out, distinguishing features may include wall paper reflecting either a darker or lighter colour palette. Furniture with velvet cushions, wooden accents and clawfoot baths. You may also notice gold extravagant features, perhaps shown off in tapware, photo frames, lighting.

How can you apply this design style to your home?

If you want your home to reflect traditional design, you should incorporate the elements from traditional design that you love. Using platforms like Pinterest, you can gather inspiration that can help you choose a final style for your home. Cook and Bathe provide a wide selection of tapware to suit any style. For a traditional aesthetic, brass, gold or chrome tapware can help bring your home together. If you want a more modern take on Traditional design you could use the Phoenix vivid slimline range in brushed gold or for a more classic look the Greens Polaro range in Chrome.

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For more information and inspiration on creating your Traditional home, contact a Cook and Bathe store today and an experienced sales rep can help you bring your ideas to life.

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