Created to never go out of style, the charm of modern classic decor bridges two timelines—the past and the present—giving your space a tasteful mix of comfort sophistication. This brilliant interior design steps away from the ever-changing fads and settles on its own pace. Luxury and leisure are its two main points. And, drawing inspiration from old artefacts, you can recreate a cosy minimalist space without sacrificing style.
If you are tired of constantly shifting your room's decor to keep up with the trend, you can use this design idea that will always stay fresh, no matter what. Here are some guides:
Start with soft neutral colours and basic textures:
The philosophy of modern classic decor is simple: create an unobstructed visual flow. Walls, therefore, should be painted with paler, lighter shades. Choose cold greys or bright off-whites for that subtle charm. Like a canvass, lighter walls make it easy to draw attention to the rest of your furniture.
Choose furniture wisely:
Mid-century chairs in dark colours float nicely against the lighter backdrop, creating a stunning contemporary look inside the room. No, you don't have to make everything asymmetric and uniform. Mix and match chairs and tables by taking a cue with their colours and shapes. Subtly take a play with textures and incorporate it into your design—a gorgeous floral panelling, marble countertops, herringbone flooring or even an artwork.
Give it a touch of history by bringing on the antiques!
The beauty of modern classic decor is in the old. Put the spotlight on your vintage pieces, like an artsy sculpture, an archaic table, or even smaller curated items you picked up from your travel. Add bright colours, like strong metallic shades, to keep your space from becoming dreary.
Lighting is one of the most important areas of modern classic decor:
Big, open windows invite natural light, offering an illusion of roomier space. Choose different light sources for different tasks to fill the rest of the space. Get away by using a modern lighting system to complement your classic interior. Looking for suggestions? How about a three-light glass pendant, a bunker globe light, or a black chandelier?
Rugs can make or break your modern classic home:
Colourful rugs liven up the contemporary appeal of the space, adding a visual texture from the hard floor surface. Rugs also denote a certain area of the room, giving it more character as you utilize the rest of the space for various function.
You don't have to compromise fashion over function, and vice versa:
With modern classic decor, you can incorporate statement pieces to give off a fresh, laidback charm in your space. Don't deny yourself of key investment pieces, like a beautiful countertop or a glorious shelf to showcase your curated items. Since you're working with a muted palette (browns, whites, greys), you can easily get away with the furniture and appliance that matches your style and personality.
Modern classic décor is all about clean lines, remarkable focal points and leisure luxe personality. Brass and gold becomes a popular highlight for interiors in pale colours. Not all modern classic décor makes use of lighter shades however. Some delve into darker, jewel-like tones like navy, dark grey and deep purple. Whatever palette you choose, you’re sure to enjoy a fashionable interior that’s one for the books.
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