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How to get the perfect mix between modern and vintage interiors

Interior design is about striking a balance between different elements to achieve a harmonious and aesthetic look. For those without experience, combining modern and old interior design styles can seem like a daunting task. However, with a few tips and tricks, anyone can create a stunning and unique space that perfectly combines old and new elements.

This article is primarily for people who have little or no experience in furnishing a room with old and new objects and do not want to furnish the entire room with antique or vintage objects (immediately):

  1. Choose a neutral colour palette: To ensure that the two styles harmonise, it is important to choose a neutral colour palette that serves as a neutral base. Neutral colours such as white, beige and grey help create a seamless transition between vintage and modern pieces.
  2. Start with a special piece: Choose a vintage piece, e.g. a Vintage armchair or a chandelier that should serve as an eye-catcher in the room. This piece should be the focal point and set the tone for the rest of the design.
  3. Keep vintage and modern elements in balance: To achieve a perfect balance, use vintage pieces sparingly and modern elements generously. This way, the vintage pieces will stand out and the modern elements will give the room a modern flair.
  4. Mixing old and modern textures: Combining vintage and modern textures can create a visually interesting space. For example, combine a vintage rug with a modern sofa or a vintage console table with modern table lamps.
  5. Add unique details: Use unique details to combine the two styles. For example, use vintage hardware on modern cabinets or add vintage artwork / photographs on a modern wall.
  6. Create harmony through lighting: Lighting plays a crucial role in interior design and the right lighting can help create harmony between vintage and modern elements. Combine vintage and modern lighting fixtures, e.g. a vintage chandelier with modern wall sconces or table lamps.

Mixing modern and vintage interior styles can seem daunting, but with these tips and tricks, anyone can create a stunning and unique space. The most important thing is to choose a neutral colour palette, start with a highlight, balance vintage and modern elements, mix vintage and modern textures, add unique details and create harmony through lighting. With these tips, you can achieve a perfect blend of old and new and create a space that reflects your personal style.

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