Letting your decor mix and mingle creates a wonderful, warm ambience when blending the old with the new. It’s best to create a harmonious relationship between all design elements when unifying modern and vintage decor.
One way to mix the old with the new is to decorate your home with furnishings from different eras. Many furnishings from different times can share the same space as long as the design elements are relationally harmonious and share something in common.
Old furnishings can once again become new after enough time has passed and the design style begins trending again. You can take an old piece and keep it the way it is. Figure out a way to give it a new purpose. Or you can modify it slightly or dramatically to create an entirely different look and feel.
Do you want to know something really exciting? Opposites definitely attract when bringing together vintage and modern furnishings and designs.
How to Decorate When Mixing Vintage and Modern Decor
As you are about to learn, there are certain rules to follow when mixing modern and vintage interior design and furnishings. There’s so many interesting things that you can do.
As an example, when fixing up your kitchen, you can add modern kitchen faucets in conjunction with retro kitchen cabinets, vintage wall clocks, and old-school napkins and straw dispensers. The plethora of options will seem endless.
In an effort to help you create a beautiful home with pieces that share a harmonious relationship and cohesive elements, we’ve put together a list that will make decorating this way easy to accomplish.
Our unique list includes the following suggestions:
· Updating vintage furniture – it’s easy to create cohesion with older designs and new trends by giving old-school furniture a major makeover. Do you have an old armchair that would go perfect in your living room with a few minor design upgrades? Consider reupholstering it with modern, geometric, and bold patterned fabric. Do you have a vintage thrift store lamp that doesn’t quite go with the interior design that you had in mind? Think about painting it and use bold, bright colors to help add some sunshine to an otherwise drab room.
· Using unifying elements – when bringing vintage and modern decor together, it’s best to create unity by using color to bring the room together. Many vintage and modern pieces of furniture contain similar color schemes and design elements. They are often made of neutral hues like gray, white, black, brown, and beige, and many of them blend together effortlessly. As far as accessories go, make sure you mix new and vintage items that contain similar color schemes. This way everything will match and your home will look absolutely fabulous.
· Repurpose vintage items – on occasion, you’ll find incredible treasures in the trash. Feel free to repurpose vintage items and turn them into modern decor. As an example, you may come across an old trunk somewhere in your travels. You may not need a trunk, but you can repurpose it and turn it into a chic coffee table. The possibilities are endless.
Decorating by mixing modern and vintage décor is easier than you think. Please use these suggestions the next time you have to tackle this time-consuming and trying task.