How to decorate my house using both modern and classic combination?

June 21, 2011 by
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Question by s: How to decorate my house using both modern and classic combination?I like to decorate my house using combination of modern and classic design. I was thinking of using modern ferniture with antiques, persian rugs, old lamps.

I like something realy unique. Any ideas how to make this combination nice?

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Answer by designer_girl_76
To achieve this look you have to pick each piece carefully. Look for similar lines or curves, as well as colours that are harmonious. Modern furniture often compliments antique wrought iron pieces quite nicely, or Art Deco era items. So, if your sofa has a very square design to it, keep to antiques that also have straight lines and less ornamentation. Try to play up the materials (wood, metal, etc) more so than ornamentation — it rarely makes sense to see ornately carved motifs and patterns too close to a modern piece whose beauty comes from its simplicity.

This is a bit of a fussy blend in styles, so you might want to spend time looking through books and magazines for some ideas. Good luck.

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3 Comments on How to decorate my house using both modern and classic combination?

  1. CreativeSpaces on Tue, 21st Jun 2011 1:04 am

    It can be done, but you have be careful not to end up with a Hodge-podge look. If you are looking to use contemporary furniture, then use the antiques sparingly but with huge impact. For instance, a neutral or white sofa with a couple of similar side chairs could be beautifully set off by a dark wood antique sofa table or a dark antique sideboard directly against a light colored wall with maybe a single large ornamental piece set off to one side with no other accessories. I’d be leery of using too many antiques in one space or of using too many “classic” accessories. i.e. lamps. rugs. pillows.
    Regardless of your choices, keep you color palette between both styles the same and minimize the use of the true “classics”. This will also give more weight to the true antiques in the room if they are using sparingly.

    Have fun!

  2. yowza on Tue, 21st Jun 2011 2:02 am

    Sure. That’s what the HGTV show “Get It Together” is all about. Check out some of these room makeovers that combine traditional with modern:

  3. Special K on Tue, 21st Jun 2011 2:23 am

    I think your starter ideas are good ;as for furniture, pick some dark woods with glass tops, it kind of combines the look of old and new.

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