7 Elements of Classic Interior Design Explained

The word "Classic Design" is a vague word that doesn't have the exact meaning. In the interior design world, the word "Classic" can mean something between Victorian design to early 20th-century design. In this article, we will show you the elements of classic interior design that you should know.

The classic design is usually associated with "timelessness." The list below are the important elements of timeless design.

1. Elegant Yet Rustic
In order to create the timeless design, many interior designers rely on one of the oldest materials or "stone." Stone can be used to create the elegant column as well as various types of surface finish such as flooring and wall. Since stone is a very durable material, it can stand the test of time which makes it looks classic or timeless.

2. Luxurious and Sophisticated
To create the sophisticated interior design, many interior designers turn to one of the most popular materials on earth or "marble." Since the surface of marble is reflective and it comes in many different colors and shades, it is used to bring luxury to any home.

3. Warm and Cozy
Many interior designers create the beautiful interior environment by using bricks to make internal walls, partitions, and flooring. The color and texture of brick help to create the sense of warmth and coziness.

4. Rhythmic Patterns
You may notice that some of the greatest architectural works in the world such as the Pyramid or the Great Wall have something in common, namely, the rhythmic patterns. To make the patterns look more interesting, many designers use ceramic tiles for wall and flooring.

5. Simple and Durable
Durability is quite important for classic interior design. In high traffic area, the 20th-century material like vinyl will be used as the flooring material because it can last for many years. Vinyl flooring looks simple, smooth and clean.

6. Spacious and Inviting
Classic building and interior design are not stingy with space. A room that looks spacious will look more inviting for guests too. To make the room looks more spacious, carpets and rugs help a lot. Carpets and rugs also help to create the invisible zone. Since they have sound-dampening quality, carpets and rugs bring peace and tranquility to your home too.

7. Comfortable and Relaxing
Modern interior designers usually add many types of fabrics to create the more relaxing environment. Classic design can't really live without beautiful curtains, drapery, and upholstery.

Do you like the classic interior design? Are there some other things you can do to create the timeless design in your home?

- Ching, Francis DK, Mark M. Jarzombek, and Vikramaditya Prakash. A global history of architecture. John Wiley & Sons, 2017.

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Last review and update: August 27, 2018

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Patty Benjabutr is an interior design enthusiast. She loves to write about actionable home decor knowledge because she believes interior design content is something much more than a collection of beautiful photos. You can contact Patty via e-mail.