I am trying to describe a room that my character walks into. I want to say that this room is similar to an earlier room I described, but none of the ornate objects are present (it is a simple room). So I would say

The room was just like the throne room, only less [word]

or alternately

It was roughly the same size as the throne room but lacked the [word]

What would that word be?

  • "... only less lavish." "... but lacked the pizzazz." Mar 18 '15 at 5:42
  • Less extensively (or elaborately) decorated.
    – Hot Licks
    Mar 18 '15 at 19:01

Unadorned or austere (but unadorned is better).

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