Styling your home is one of the most personal projects for a family. Your home is a shared space for your family and it should be an eclectic mix of styles. The trick is to make sure none of the style elements jar against each other. Here are the top 3 pro tips on how to incorporate both the modern and the vintage styles in your home styling.
Which furniture pieces to buy – modern and vintage accents
The simple thumb of rule is to keep the vintage styles to pieces, which can be handled delicately. Modern furniture styles should come through where the furniture might be used more roughly. As such, lamps, side tables, figure accents, and vanities can be vintage style. They will help set the tone of the room. However, sofas, armchairs, game room tables, and kitchen counter tables should be modern. These utilitarian pieces have to take lot of beating. It is also quite difficult to still find heavy antique furniture pieces, which still might be in pretty good condition.
Recycling or Repurposing existing furniture pieces
Most families retain old furniture pieces. Online furniture shopping for used pieces, old garage sales, and antique auctions can help you salvage quite a few stylized pieces of furniture at a song. The idea is to repurpose these furniture pieces to a more usable condition. You can also change the entire purpose of the furniture pieces by giving it a new persona and complete makeover.
Upholstery and color accents
If you have a mix of antique and modern upholstered pieces in the same room, you should be very considerate about the final color mix. Your furniture should not contrast each other or the color theme of the room. Also, if you do need to reupholster, try to blend in authentic materials to keep the charm of the vintage pieces intact.