Whether you’re working in a lawyer’s office or just love the rich look of classically styled furniture, traditional offices are a sight to behold and easy to achieve in most workspaces. Take our tips for bringing this high-class style into your office.


Think Warm and Welcoming

Traditionally styled furniture is typically made from wood in a warm brown color. When it comes to the shade of brown, you’ll have a lot to choose from, including cherry, mahogany, walnut and dozens more. Just be sure the finished product has more of a warm look to it as neutral shades of black, white and gray won’t give off quite as much of a traditional feel.

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Choose Furniture with Elegant Details

Of course, warm wood furniture can just as easily be modern or contemporary in style. The difference is in the details. Traditional office furniture features lavish finishing touches such as picture frame drawer fronts, bun feet, pilasters, parquet panels and more. You may not find all of these details on a single desk, but at least one traditional element should be present to give off the right look.

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Add in Some Luxurious Leather

Traditional office chairs generally feature a wood frame and leather upholstery. This elegant combination creates an appearance that is regal and refined enough to complement the casegoods in the office. Nailhead trim, button tufting and scroll details are also common in this type of seating.

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Get the Look for Less

Traditional furniture doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. If you want to get the look for less, go for furniture made of laminate instead of real wood or veneer, and stick with a faux leather chair instead of genuine leather. This will help you create the same look you’re going for at a fraction of the cost.

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Have your own tips for achieving a traditional look with your office furniture? Share them with us in the comments below!


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