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How to Decorate Using Aqua with Traditional Architecture for a Stunning Look

Stephanie Kratz
June 8, 2021

Decorating with your traditional architecture deserves a kiss of color for a transitional look that exudes lightness, brightness and a look of cool grandeur.

It's not too much to ask when you decorate your traditional architecture with shades of aqua. This beguiling color looks somewhat minty and oh-so-easy on the eye, and it looks stunning with either white or stained trim.

As with all colors, it's important not to go overboard. In this case, you don't want to overdo aqua's inherently calming, timeless influence. So use a light hand and create timeless interior design by using this blue-green color.

Here's how to decorate using aqua with traditional architecture for a stunning look.

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Draperies, which can be the anchor of any room. They should be selected with care to both complement your home's traditional architecture and to make good use of the window's height. Less is usually more with window treatments, so take your time and select a shade of aqua that you can play off of throughout a room.


Pillows, which can be arranged on a cream or white sofa and chairs. Here's where it's easiest to go overboard, so be sure not to juxtapose the mix and cover the main seating with aqua. However, a small bench or ottoman in aqua would continue the theme nicely.


An area rug, with only speckles of aqua. Here again, it may be tempting to overdo this compelling color, so remember that a splash of aqua goes a long way.


Limited accessories, such as an aqua vase, a muted aqua lamp base or a mirror with a silver frame. Together, less aqua will leave you wanting more.

Decorating with your traditional architecture can exceed your expectations when you use aqua to good effect. Call Stephanie Kratz Interiors for a consultation and we'll be delighted to show you how to achieve it with elegance and style.

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