One of the biggest misconceptions about interior design is that a room has to be a particular style, either vintage or modern or contemporary or antique. But in reality rooms filled with a mix of old and new pieces are often the most livable. Get a little innovative and you will be successful in marrying the old and the new, with a wee bit of imagination and experimentation.
Match the old and the new-
Marrying your old furniture with new contemporary pieces looks really attractive if done properly. How about using an assortment of old chairs around your contemporary table or placing a modern lamp on an old antique side table? This contrast of old and new draws attention to the individuality of each piece. And yes, vintage look gives that aged lived-in quality and warmth that new items don’t.
Mix Modern and Traditional-
Anchor a room with a traditional rug and accessories and then mix them with modern art for a fresh feel. In the same way, you can combine modern furnishings with traditional artwork by choosing a classical old-world painting and pair it with modern coaches or chairs.
Mix and match Furniture-
Nowadays a lot of interior designers will furnish a room or house on modern lines and then add that one piece of antique or vintage furniture that adds an element of mystic to the room and gives it more character.
Look at other elements of the room to combine both designs-
You can find numerous ways to incorporate old designs with new styles to a room other than just art work or furniture. You can select modern vases, traditional book cases, wall scones and knick-knacks that capture both the traditional and modern feel.
Don’t forget to use Colors to your advantage-
You may have traditional styled furnishings but look towards painting the walls and trim with muted and neutral modern colors. The wall colors can complement the furniture as you can take the rich colors from the upholstery and blend it with the muted colors of the walls, thus leading to a visual balance. You can also create modern designs along the wall using paint stencils to create interesting striped lines and borders.
Very often one forgets about flooring or does not give it as much importance while designing a room. The floor tiles can be used to create an eye catching mix of modern and traditional. You can have a basic wooden or marble floor when you want the furniture to be the centre of attraction. Or you can have an eye catching design on you floor which adds a certain vibe to dull, neutral furniture. A lot of people are nowadays going back and choosing old vintage flooring to add more character and charisma to their homes.
So, this is how you can mix & match and give a unique personality to your home.
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