In the strictest sense, Traditional home decorating adheres to a certain period of history such as Georgian or neoclassical. In general terms, however, traditional style has come to translate a generous mix of highly polished pieces from any number of periods and countries (or good quality reproductions) and luxurious accouterments. Today a fresher modern approach, however, shifts these classic-looking rooms to a lighter palette. As opposed to rich warm tones walls are washed in taupe, cream, or pale lavender. Window dressings become tailored drapes, sheers, or shades.