Friday, April 05, 2019

How To Mix Vintage Style Furniture With Modern Pieces ♥

There was once a time when it was unthinkable to mix old furniture with new or contemporary items, yet today, incorporating vintage style furniture into a modern setting is definitely in trend. If you are in the process of furnishing your home and would like to add a touch of style and elegance with a few select vintage furniture items, here are a few tips.

Decide On The Primary Style - It can either be a modern setting with a few carefully chosen vintage items, or a vintage style room with the odd modern accessory, which gives the room a balanced look. The majority of homeowners prefer to have a modern style, and incorporate vintage style furniture to add a little colour, depth and contrast to the room.

Harmony Or Contrast? - At this point, you should decide whether you are trying to create a contrasting or a harmonious look, both of which have their own unique appeal. The look of harmony is restful on the eyes, and by choosing vintage items that are similar in shape, a balanced feel can be achieved. If, on the other hand, you want some vibrant contrast, look for rich colours and textures that are not present with the modern decor. Choose one or the other and resist the temptation to try for both of these looks, as this will look confusing.

Mixing Timber And Metal - A few vintage wooden furniture pieces can add a nice contrast to stainless steel or brushed aluminium, and this might take the form of a floor lamp or a couple of vintage desk lamps, or even a mahogany writing desk with a futuristic office chair. If you would like to view a wide range of vintage furniture items, you are advised to search the online antique dealer who would also have a selection of vintage items that might fit the bill. Experimenting with textures and different materials will likely lead to something striking, and if you are looking for a specific vintage furniture item, talk to an online antique dealer, who would also have a range of vintage pieces that include the art deco style, which can bring some colour and life to an otherwise dull interior.

Make Good Use Of Themes - You could theme the room by colour, using various shades of blue, for example, you can create a theme that includes sky blue and turquoise, with a touch of dark blue with small accessories. The shabby look can incorporate both vintage and contemporary pieces to good effect, as can a chic theme, with the focus on modern furniture styles.

Vintage Mirrors And Glassware - A couple of 1930s vintage mirrors with thick frames would sit very nicely in a modern study, and quaint glass ornaments have a place within a contemporary setting.

Furnishing a room should not be rushed, and if you are not sure about accessories, spend an hour or two viewing the quality vintage furniture that can be found at the online antique dealer’s website, and slowly but surely, you will add selected items that will come together to give a unique look that only comes with mixing old and new furniture.

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