Traditional Ideas

There’s a misconception that traditional style has to be dated or stodgy. Nothing could be further from the truth. Traditional style is timeless and includes a wide range of décors. With the right touches, traditional style can be the most personal and welcoming.
There’s a misconception that traditional style has to be dated or stodgy. Nothing could be further from the truth. Traditional style is timeless and includes a wide range of décors. With the right touches, traditional style can be the most personal and welcoming.

Choose Softer Edges

Unlike modern design, known for its straight lines and hard edges, traditional design tends to be softer and curvier. Choose accessories with rounder profiles. They feel gentler and more inviting. Soften things up with materials like a tablecloth, a table runner or cloth napkins. Natural elements like flowers feel friendly. And, of course, a natural flame can really warm up a space.

Pay Attention to Detail

Traditional style is known for its attention to detail. When decorating your table or patio, choose accessories with small floral prints, patterns or interesting textures, like our Ceramic Crackle Triple Wick Citronella Candle. Our Glass Table Torches with molded glass are beautiful additions to any traditional table. Add decorative touches to the table that show you care. Take the time to arrange flowers in a vase, use napkin rings or tie each guest’s set of silverware with a ribbon. Symmetry and order are hallmarks of traditional style, so make sure elements on the table are visually balanced.

Keep Colors Conservative

Traditional styles use sophisticated color pallets, like our Mercury Glass Citronella Candle in gray. If you want to use a more vibrant shade, balance it with something more subdued. If you have a lot of eclectic accessories, sticking to a unified color palette is a great way to tie everything together for a more cohesive look.