How To: Mix Modern Pieces with Vintage Decor

The phrase “out with the old and in with the new” clearly does not ring true for vintage style and antique lovers. And even though you may enjoy browsing the flea market for your furniture and home accessories, you must admit that some modern trends are pretty appealing. The good news is that you don’t have to decide between your vintage decor and contemporary pieces. Decorating a room with different styles is both fashionable and fresh.

The key to blending vintage and modern decor is balance. Just remember one word: contrast. Add some modern pillows to your vintage sofa. Place a gorgeous modern lamp on a vintage side table. Set an antique table in between two modern occasional chairs. Balance can also be created through colors and textures. Modern and vintage pieces in similar shades will look like they were intentionally placed.

And remember, the vintage look can be considered modern. Some contemporary furniture lines, like Caracole Furniture, features the handmade feel of antique pieces or the industrial lines of mid-century design. Strive for an even balance of modern design and vintage pieces with a few transitional items that bridge the gap between styles.

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