Rather than be a thing of the past, vintage style is definitely something that many people look for in their home. However, that doesn’t mean that we are entirely ready to give up on our modern style. Whilst you may think that you are faced with a tough decision between the two, the truth is that actually, you can have both, and can embrace the best of both worlds.
In order to do so you just need to understand more about the best ways to mix modern and vintage interior design trends in your home. Something that we are going to help you to discover more about!
Choose a statement piece of furniture
One way that you can really mix modern with vintage is to make a statement with your choice. Often, people like the idea of modern colour schemes and more permanent touches, but with vintage furniture and furnishings, and we think this works brilliantly together.
In fact, if you want to make sure that you combine the two styles, then you can’t go far wrong by choosing to add high quality leather tub chairs to your home. Along with other vintage touches that are going to look stylish and timeless.
Don’t be afraid to be eclectic
It can be all too easy to worry about making sure that you balance modern and vintage styles in your home. Making sure that you don’t go too far the other way, or that you carefully select the right things.
However, sometimes you just need to accept that your room is going to be eclectic, after all you are mixing two rather different styles together. Embrace it, roll with it and you will soon start to love your slightly zany mishmash of styles.
Be modern with your wall art
The most common way that you can reflect your own personal take on vintage style is with your furniture. Vintage furniture is not only popular, but it is stylish and timeless too.
If you are going for a vintage look with your furniture, then it makes sense that you bring modern in some other way, and one great way is with wall art. Particularly when wall art comes in so many styles and types, helping you to find the ideal one to compliment the rest of your room.
Try a neutral backdrop
When you are mixing modern and vintage styles in your home, then chances are that you are going to already have quite a lot going on when it comes to style.
If you’re unsure what colour is best to have on your walls, then keep the backdrop of all this amazing style relatively neutral. In doing this you can be sure that your wall colour won’t overtake the actual style of your home and instead will give it the perfect blank canvas within which you can build and grow.
Try the 80/20 rule
While we may have said that sometimes you have to just accept your eclectic ways, that doesn’t mean that you can’t at least try to have some kind of good balance between the different styles that you are putting in place. If you are thinking about bringing together modern and vintage, then try the 80/20 rule.
This means that you always aim for one style to be slightly more present than the other. This way, you are not balancing as you normally would think of it, you are simply just making sure that there is a good mixture of things.
Whilst it may seem tricky to bring together two entirely different looks, hopefully we have shown you that you can have a mixture of modern and vintage, without it looking strange or out of place. If you are concerned about how you can create a mix of vintage and modern, then just try placing one or two pieces from either side. By taking a gentle approach, you can be sure that your room will look great, as well as bring the best of both of these worlds into it.
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