Top Tips on Mixing Modern and Traditional Furniture

Top Tips on Mixing Modern and Traditional Furniture

Creating a cohesive look in any room is part artistry, part savvy, and all personal style. Few of us are all one thing or another – we have different backgrounds, interests, and comforts – and our homes reflect that. They are, in fact, the one place in the world we get to make entirely our own. For some of us, that means looking for ways to bring together pieces or aesthetics that are very different from each other, but that we love equally. No two styles are more challenging to combine in a cohesive way than Modern (which is all about sleek and sparse) and Traditional (which is more ornate and thick). Here are five tips to doing it well while staying true to yourself: Work from Your Heart Have a family heirloom or other piece you’ve picked up along the way that you absolutely adore, and is a must have, but is a standout in style? Let this be your starting point.For example: if an ornate, dark wood sideboard is a permanent fixture; look for a sleek dark wood table to tie in the wood tones and then mix it up with more modern chairs. Traditional pieces can mix with modern by through complimentary colorsPhoto credit: Sean Michael Design via: Houzz We want to love the places we live in. Making the pieces we love most be the starting place for our design ensures that our heart is the first thing we listen to when putting a room, or our whole house, together. ~~~~~~~~~~ Create Your Palette One key to making these two styles work together is having...

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