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“If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” William Morris

Adding personality to your modern home interiors with different textures, colours, and decorating materials is a wonderful way to create original interior designs with a touch of vintage style.  You can add character to your living space by adding one vintage statement piece of furniture.  

Colour

Most people find colour to be too tricky to handle and has too many accents. If you’re thinking of walls, furniture, or windows, choose subtle shades like beige, tan, and ivory. Especially if you are mixing patterns and vintage pieces, make sure the layout of the room, furniture, and wall art are all proportional. Many vintage items are usually dark in colour so you can lighten up a room with soft colours, sleek metals, and sharp lines.

  • Balance the room with neutrals
  • Make antiques the focal point
  • Experiment with art
  • Mix and Match seating
  • Intermix tables and chairs
  • Unify styles with colour

Combining vintage and modern accessories is easy with the artwork. You can place an abstract or minimalist painting on the walls around your vintage sofa or chair. Same in your bedroom, place a modern or contemporary artwork above a vintage print upholstered headboard.

Furniture styles from different decades can pair well together! Mixing modern and antique furniture is easier than you think. Combine two plush classic chairs with an angular modern sofa or match a wide leather sofa with light minimalist chairs with exposed legs.

Modern chairs can be placed at an antique table in any room, including your living room, kitchen, or office. You can also consider adding vintage chairs to a minimalist dining room table for some extra luxury.

And last but not least… Chandeliers! They are truly timeless. They are a spectacular choice in modern interiors where their detail can be enjoyed in an unexpected context.

I hope you enjoyed reading my blog and found it inspiring in some way. Stay tuned for my next blog post about floral and damask patterns in wallpapers and fabrics.

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(Images sourced from IG & Google)