Sticking with one distinct design style has recently become a faux pas for hip homeowners. Instead, many thoughtfully include elements of both traditional and contemporary styles into their home for a fashionable and fresh look that proves that opposites really do attract. Here are a few ways to make the most of this trend.
Stay Consistent with Color – Using a common color palette makes your space look cohesive even if your furnishings and accessories are not from the same era. An antique armchair and a sleek, modern sofa can be the perfect pair if in the same or similar color.
Pick a Dominant Style – Blending the old with the new is easier when you choose a dominant style and incorporate the other style with smaller furnishings and accessories. If a space has equal amounts of both styles, it will often look confused or chaotic.
Be Mindful of Scale – Similar to staying within a particular color palette, ensuring that your furniture and accessories are on the same scale will help to make contrasting style elements feel more uniform.
Use Refreshed Vintage Pieces – Many designers have begun reimagining vintage or antique pieces to mesh traditional and contemporary styles. These pieces are often easier to incorporate into modern homes, but still give off a chic look.