How to Blend Traditional Home Ideas with Current Design Trends

Author: Lindsay Fluckiger

Change is a part of our daily world - with new developments and surprises moving at the speed of light, it’s no wonder that people are turning to their homes to bring a sense of calm and comfort. Traditional home design has only grown in popularity for designers, builders, and homeowners alike, although there are plenty of fresh new ways to interpret these classic interiors. While technology and information sharing grows ever more modern, home design trends have been growing more and more timeless in their approach, while offering homeowners a wide range of options to blend their own preferences with these traditional home design ideas!

2022 Home Decor Trends - a New Take on Traditional Interiors

Timeless Home Decor with Marble Details

When it comes to choosing materials for your home that will serve the test of time, marble tops our list of traditional home must-haves! Whether you’re designing a timeless kitchen and want to install a long-wearing yet beautiful material on the floors and walls, creating a classic Master suite with a luxurious bathroom, or want to give your living room a beautiful focal point, you can never go wrong investing in beautiful marble pieces. You might be surprised at the range of styles, price points, and patterns you can find to decorate your home with marble - and we’ve done the heavy lifting by sourcing stunning marble mosaics, subway tiles, and field tiles from around the world!

Traditional Kitchen with Tuscan Style and an Italian Marble Backsplash

This classic Tuscan kitchen is a testament to the power of a marble backsplash. The interwoven basket weave pattern in this Calacatta gold marble tile is the best way to bring country charm to your kitchen, while still bringing in a refined elegance. Pairing the Calacatta Gold Basket Pattern Mosaic Tile with wood countertops and a custom zinc range hood is a stylish way to combine design elements that pair together beautifully!

Blue and white traditional living room design with a marble fireplace surround

Adding a marble focal point isn’t limited to kitchens, baths, or floors! We love the subtle statement this patterned marble mosaic fireplace facing makes in a classic white and blue living room. While it’s relatively easy to mix up living room wall colors or find a fresh new rug to spruce up your space, your fireplace and mantel materials are a long-term commitment. Make the most of your traditional living room or den by choosing a pattern that you can see yourself styling in many ways - this chevron marble mosaic design adds a subtle gray and white pattern that can be easily styled no matter how your interior tastes change!

Check out some more of our favorite fireplace designs to find the perfect look for your living space!

Blue and White Traditional Home Ideas

Blue and white together are a staple of traditional home decor. The color combination is a classic for good reason, creating a welcoming atmosphere in the spaces where we cook, gather, and rest after a long day. It’s most commonly achieved by selecting blue paint for cabinets or walls, paired with a minimal or patterned white tile to create the perfect combination.

There are a stunning range of blue paint choices out there, ranging from navy to smoky gray to powder blue, allowing homeowners to find the perfect shade to complement not only the rest of their decor, but also the overall feeling of their home

Blue and White French Country Kitchen with White Marble Arabesque Backsplash Tile

This fresh take on a French Country kitchen combines what we love most about traditional interiors, along with some divine new ideas that tie in 2022 kitchen trends. These smoky blue shaker cabinets add a soothing backdrop to the white countertops and French range. Tile Club’s white marble mini Arabesque tiles complement the blue and white kitchen color scheme while adding a delicate detail that complements the timeless look of the space as a whole. Add in a custom wood range hood to bring a hint of farmhouse chic style, and you have a traditional kitchen that will never go out of style!

Blue and white traditional kitchen butler's pantry and kitchen storage area

Love a little pattern with your blue and white decor? This stylish butler’s pantry combines a next level kitchen prep area and storage space with a decorative element in the backsplash design! The simplicity of the blue glass fronted cabinets and the minimalist countertops is perfectly balanced by the mosaic tile backsplash. The combination of Thassos and Azul Cielo, a naturally blue toned marble, adds a country charm pattern to the wall while providing a water-resistant wall covering that’s easy to maintain and clean, perfect for a kitchen prep area!

Classic White Interior Ideas for Transitional Decor

What could be better than white marble and brass? This classic combination can easily dress up a timeless kitchen design without skewing overly trendy or boxing your interior into a style or era that you may lose interest in down the line. Create a foundation of materials that you will love looking at day after day, or year after year - think countertops, cabinet shape, and backsplash tile. You’ll have plenty of room to play with seasonal trends and holiday decor by switching out fixtures like your sink faucet and drawer pulls, or even pendant lights hanging over the kitchen island. Countertop accessories are a great way to personalize your space as well, from displaying natural wood cutting boards to finding the perfect crockery for baking staples or serveware!

Ready for a bigger change? Paint or stain your cabinets - or opt for a semi-custom design to really give your space a fresh new feeling! 

White and Brass Details for a Traditional Kitchen with a Calacatta Marble Backsplash

You’ll fall in love with this timeless white kitchen every day, thanks to the gleaming countertops, airy white cabinets, and classic marble backsplash. The beautiful natural veining of Calacatta Marble, one of the most sought after building materials for fine homes, is paired with a classic mosaic pattern in our Calacatta Marble Arabesque tile. The pieces may look dainty on the wall, but thanks to the mesh backing on each sheet, it was easy to tile this countertop-to-ceiling backsplash wall!  

Classic White Kitchen with Glazed Ceramic Tile Backsplash

You can find the perfect sweet spot of traditional kitchen design with minimalist style! It’s as simple as keeping to a light and airy color scheme. This effortlessly classic cooking space combines the perfect white kitchen paint with touches of brushed nickel in the gas range and drawer pulls. The glazed ceramic subway tile backsplash with our La Riviera Blanc tile adds a subtle detail, thanks to the zellige-style finish designed to give them a handcrafted look! Based on a centuries-old Moroccan tile technique, these gorgeous additions to your traditional kitchen design will never go out of style!

Arched Wet Room for a Free Standing Bathtub with a Classic Basketweave Floor

White marble bathroom designed by Mark Williams on House and Home

This all-Carrara bathroom also uses an arched design to create this bathroom suite retreat! The freestanding slipper bathtub and natural light contributes to a cozy oasis where you can soak and recharge in beautiful style. To create a wet room environment that will last through soaking bath splashes, steam, and condensation, they paired three different types of Carrara marble tiles - a beveled marble subway tile on the wall and along the arched ceiling to help condensation drip away, a classic black and white basketweave mosaic floor to provide grip and reduce slips and spills, and marble field tiles along the back wall to reduce grout lines and increase the feeling of an open and airy space.

Classic Black and White Interiors are here to stay

Black and White Tuxedo Bathroom with Classic Black Penny TIle and a Freestanding Tub

Black and white interiors will never go out of style! This ‘tuxedo bathroom’ dresses up something as simple as black penny tile floors to elevate the design to celebrity-worthy. We’re not kidding, this is A-list star Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber’s bathroom from Architectural Digests’ features on celebrity home style! They may have accessorized their master bathroom with antique French furniture, but their style is simple for traditional home lovers to replicate, by pairing black penny tile with a freestanding bathtub, iron fixtures for the tub and heated towel rack, and a vintage gold frame. The arched alcove for the bathtub is echoed by the rounded mirror and the globe lights in their Ralph Lauren Home light fixture, creating a sense of unity between the simple elements that make up this stunning space within their home!

Classic black and white kitchen basketweave backsplash

If you love a bold addition to your home decor but still want to create a traditional kitchen, adding a black and white pattern accomplishes both goals with style! This striking black and white marble basketweave pattern can be used as a full counter to cabinet backsplash, or a decorative tile insert over the stove to add a creative focal point!

Combining Neutral Interiors with Traditional Home Design

Neutral Country Kitchen with Traditional Tile Pattern in White and Antique Marble

A Star and Cross pattern is about as classic as it gets! This design is based off of a traditional Moroccan pattern and has become a standard for elegant country home design. This combination of White and Antique mix and match tiles creates a beautiful neutral backsplash to complement beige cabinet paint and brushed nickel drawer pulls and pot filler. The etched pattern on the stone tiles adds a beautiful texture and subtle detail that elevates this minimalist yet elegant country kitchen!

Whether you choose to surround yourself with antiques and vintage decor, or you’re looking for the perfect balance between modern trends and traditional decorating styles, there are endless ways to bring your own personality to these classic home styles! Browse Tile Club room inspiration lookbooks to find the perfect look and tiles to create your own comfortable haven at home! 

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