Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Guide to mixing old with new.
While there are no hard rules, there are a few guidelines. Determine if you want an antique room with modern accents or a modern room with antiques.
The two styles should complement each other.
The perfect marriage of old and new will create a great collected design.
The key to a smooth transition between old and new is to use a common thread. Color is an easy way to pull the thread through a room and can give your favorite antique furnishings a classic modern feel.
One of the easiest places to make old and new styles play well is in your dining room. Since the table is the largest piece it can be placed with chairs that are bold and modern or vintage and classic.
It is important to have an element in all of your pieces that unites the room. This could be a color, a type of shade of wood, or a visual theme, like the ocean.