How to Mix Modern and Antique Décor

The sleek, minimalist look of the modern age is certainly an intriguing style. However, the modern styles you incorporate into your home can often clash with the antique furniture and décor that your family has had for generations. While the styles are certainly different, there is a way to mix modern and antique décor without having to sacrifice your interior design:

Keep it eclectic, but with a common theme

Having different styles and colors in the same room is perfectly fine, but you want to make sure that they’re all unified by a common theme so that it doesn’t look too disparate. In other words, you can incorporate antique and modern furniture, but they should all have something in common—color, pattern, material, etc. Basically, you want these varied pieces to complement one another. One thing to try would be using modern decoration with antique accessories, or vice versa.

Or keep it subtle

You don’t have to incorporate a bunch of antique décor into your otherwise contemporary living room. All you really need is a single, antique piece that’s subtle enough to blend with the theme of the room. For example, you could add an antique cabinet in your dining room or a vintage carpet in your hallway.

Use the 80/20 rule

If you’re unsure of what the proper mix of modern and antique is, then just use the 80/20 rule. In other words, 80% of your furniture should be modern/contemporary (unless you’re an avid collector) and 20% should be antique accents.

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