The No-Fail Way to Add Style to Your Space
When it comes to decorating your home, mixing vintage and modern furniture is a must. The variety of aesthetics and pairing of worn, patinated pieces with new, sleek additions creates interest and intrigue in any interior. Avoid too much of either in a single space and create a balance between styles and time periods, and you will be on your way to creating an effortlessly chic home infused with style. Read on for my top tips for getting this look right.
If using aged, vintage pieces scares you, then use these older items as accents and not the primary furniture of a room. Once you become accustomed to pieces with age, you’ll be ready to introduce them into your design as larger elements.
Balance is everything and too much of one type of item is never a good thing. When it comes to using vintage pieces, only utilise the ones that speak to you directly or ones you are particularly drawn to, and use them in small doses to avoid creating a themed room.
Modern pieces can have just as much of a story as vintage, so don’t feel like your entire place has to be a collection of old finds. Simple contemporary pieces are a great foil for more textural or ornate antique items, and their combination creates striking contrast. Remember, tastes always change but good design can stand the test of time. So if you’re daring enough, opt for a ‘30s settee or a ‘70s occasional chair to infuse your space with style by combining the old with the new.