That modern home design and that flashy sofa surely look good. But, there is nothing that looks better than a rustic piece of vintage furniture with some history to tell sticking out at the center of the living room. If only it were possible to merge the two worlds and make them one. Wait that is possible. You just have to know what you’re doing and how to pair those old rustic pieces with your new modern ones. If done right, this could give your interior design a lot of depth and contrast. Here are some ideas that could be of help.
The magical traditional desk and modern chair combo
If you’re looking to add the dynamic duo be it in your living room or your study, you can never go wrong by pairing your vintage desk with state of the art modern chair, and it is even better if you can have the two in contrasting colors. It gives the space the sense of depth and dimension. The best way to get this set up noticed is to place it down the hall or in a corridor. It will capture the attention of anyone passing by.
This arrangement also works perfectly with most ethnic tables. If you have chairs or even sofas of a contrasting color, they blend perfectly with the traditional table. The best part is, they offer a juxtapose of the two worlds. That will be a conversation starter for many of your guests especially when you have the arrangement in the living room.
Blend it all in
The thing about vintage pieces is that they can stick out like a sore thumb if they are not paired well. It gets even worse when they are paired with the modern pieces inappropriately. To help avoid this, you can help blend your rustic pieces with the other pieces by painting them the same color as the walls or the same color but a different shade. Another ingenious tip that you can use to help with the blending is by using ethnic textile. They look good with everything and will help make a subtle transition between the two very distinct worlds.
Keep the focal point vintage
One of the greatest tips in interior decoration is to have a central point. Usually, having something interesting enough but does not overwhelm the rest of the arrangement can be a handful. To help you with the arrangement, a vintage piece would be a great placeholder. The contrast and rustic appeal it would offer is significant. All you have to do is adopt a minimalist design for the rest of the pieces, and your focal point should do just fine.
Mix it up
Before you get it all wrong, not everything you mix up in this aspect will light up a room. If done the wrong way, you can quickly turn this into a sour thumb. The one proven idea is to mix a couple of traditional chairs into the modern setting. They bring up character instantly.
There are plenty of ways that you can work those old chairs and other pieces of furniture into your new modern living. However, while you might need some professional help in some instances, the ones mentioned here are pretty simple and can be achieved with minimal effort.