Oftentimes, we consider classic and contemporary interior design to be two mutually exclusive styles. Classic interior design brings to mind ornate and highly decorative furniture, and ideas of opulence and luxury. Contemporary interior design, on the other hand, is known for being much more streamlined. This style prioritizes natural light, minimal accessories, and open spaces. So understandably, how could these two styles coexist when they seem so different?
Here at Floor Coverings International Triad we’d like to suggest that classic and contemporary interior design can combine to make a space that is truly unique to the homeowner. Here we’ve outlined a few steps you can take to create a classic/contemporary room, from choosing flooring that balances both styles, to mixing contrasting furniture and decorations. We encourage you to consider incorporating both styles into your Greensboro home.
Tip 1: Choose flooring that balances classic and contemporary styles.
In many ways flooring acts as a blank canvas. It’s the foundation of every space, and it sets the tone for what type of interior design can occupy a room. When combining classic and contemporary interior design we recommend that you choose timeless flooring to connect the two contrasting styles. Hardwood flooring is a great option because it’s neither trendy nor old-fashioned. More than distressed hardwood or a more modern hardwood alternative, like bamboo, traditional hardwood communicates simplicity and balance. This flooring option will bridge the gap between the old and the new.
Tip 2: Pair modern and antique furniture.
The marriage of classic and contemporary interior design really exists in furniture and decoration selection. We suggest pairing an antique decoration with a piece of modern furniture, or vice versa, to achieve a one-of-a-kind look. For instance, an antique lamp could be placed atop a minimalist table, or an antique desk could sit below a wall gallery of modern art.
Tip 3: Choose color wisely.
Although furniture and decorations can contrast, sticking to a particular color scheme can ensure that a classic/contemporary room doesn’t become too overwhelming. You could create a room that features neutral tones, in which antique and modern pieces are both relatively compatible, and accent with one or two bright accessories. A risk of mixing classic and contemporary is that a room can quickly become too busy, so be sure to keep color choices in mind.
Here at Floor Coverings International Triad we’d love to help you find the right flooring to balance your classic/contemporary space. We offer a wide selection of flooring options, which you can take a look at in our product gallery. We proudly serve the greater Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point areas and offer free consultations. Call us today!
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