There’s a lot to love about contemporary furnishings, but they can come with a serious intimidation factor, especially if you naturally gravitate to more traditional pieces in your modern house. Let them inspire you to embrace a modern moment of your own.
6 Great Modern Classic Mix For Authentic Living Room
Modern and classic style is a sweeping look that embraces interior design far and wide. The clean lines of modern pieces fused with items. It provides character and the story is a timeless combination for any room of your home. Go check some of our favorite classic-meets-modern vibes!
1. Midcentury Modern Daybed
A midcentury daybed reupholstered in orange tweed fabric anchors this tiny living room seen on Homepolish. A retro striped camping blanket adds to the sofa’s charming appeal. On the right is a burgundy leather armchair from the 1970s.
2. Classic Feature Wall
Interior stylist, Rikki Snyder transformed a boring wall into a retro feature thanks to a quirky collection of vintage globes and old school desks. The hanging chairs add a touch of whimsy to the overall look.
3. A Gossip Bench
Nothing adds retro glamour to a space like a gossip bench. It was nice to have when telephones were stationary objects. The one in this entryway by Havenly is a new piece of furniture by Jonathan Adler.
4. Small Accents of Classic
Possibly the simplest way to infuse a touch of vintage in a modern space is through accent decor pieces. This is where family heirlooms and treasures scouted in your local second-hand shop come into play. An old clock, vintage vinyl, and tchotchkes that delight you have a place on walls and bookshelves.
5. Danish Sofa
This Danish mid-century modern sofa from the 1960s is the perfect fit for this small living room by French interior designer Marion Alberge. Paired with simple furnishings and pops of color, it creates a sense of spaciousness in a small room.
6. Classic Focal Point
A common way to set up a design focal point is through art. There is nothing like a vintage rug to bring richness to a room. Pattern and color go far here particularly in spaces with white walls typical to modern style. It is often the simplicity of design (clean lines, minimal decor) that accompanies this style which gives space for a flat weave kilim or Persian to shine.
The process of picking the right furniture for mixing the modern and classic is a subjective experience. It may be colors that draw you first or a motif or medium of the furniture. However, the art of the furniture speaks to you, select it, and then work around it.