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How To Mix A Modern Style Into A Vintage Home

Your home can be a reflection of you and your own personal sense of style. This means, no matter what interior design style you like, no matter the colour scheme, it is all down to you. Some people love the idea of bringing together different styles that you might not instantly think of putting together. Such as vintage and modern.

Vintage and modern interior design is so different, that it makes sense that these might not work together, however, the truth is, that vintage and modern styles can work together. You just have to be careful about how you approach it.

To help you on your way, we have put together some of the best ways that you can mix modern style into a vintage home, without losing too much of either style in the process.

Don’t be afraid to be bold

Making a bold design choice when it comes to your home can be daunting, after all, a bold choice can really make or break your home design. However, you should never worry about being bold when it comes to combining vintage and modern interior design styles. Sometimes, subtle touches can become lost in amongst all the other parts of the room, which will lose the effect that you are hoping to achieve. Instead, if you make a bold choice, such as a focal piece of furniture or a rug with an eye-catching print, you are sure to create just the look that you hoped for.

Pick one key focal point that is modern

Sometimes the best way to bring two styles together is to create one main focal point of one of the styles, while the rest of the home or the room is targeted towards the other style. If you are looking to bring together modern and vintage interior design then one great idea is to modernise your home with a stainless steel balustrade. Not only are these balustrades super stylish and eye-catching they also bring a truly modern touch to your home too.

Never try to balance 50/50

One of the trickiest things that you can try and do is get a balance between the two styles. Of course, you are going to want to make sure that there are elements of both in your home, but sometimes you just have to resign yourself to the fact that there will be one style that outweighs the other. Rather than focusing on 50/50, try and focus on an 80/20 split. This might not be entirely balanced of course, but it will ensure that your home will really make an impact just where you want it to.

Try to pick modern and vintage themes that are similar

We know this particular tip might not be the easiest to do, particularly when modern and vintage styles are so different. However, we do know that it is possible. Pick colour schemes that are similar, or perhaps prints that have similar parts, this will help to bring the room together and ensure that you create a coordinated look, whilst still keeping the two different styles clearly defined.

There are so many things to love about both modern and vintage interior design styles. Vintage design is timeless and it doesn’t matter the season or what might be happening elsewhere in interior design, these styles sick around.

Modern style, on the other hand, might be relatively new to the table, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have the ability to become the timeless and vintage style of the future. Modern interior design is all about ensuring that you use the space that you have in your home and that you have enough space for your family to grow.

Therefore it makes sense that bringing these two styles together isn’t always the easiest thing to do. However, as you can see, bringing together modern and vintage interior design styles doesn’t have to be a huge headache. Sometimes you just need to be careful about what you do and the additions you make, and in no time at all, you will have a house that you can call all your own.


*This is a collaborative post*

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