Modern or Classic: What is your Home Style?

Learn how to mix your favorite decorating styles and make them work with the lasted trends in interior design.

Whether you like classic or modern design, the line between these two styles is slowly blurring and interior designers are eagerly encouraging this new trend. It may be largely driven by the retro design trend, which perhaps has its origins in the current recession.

It is the time to have fun with colors and designs as interior décor has become looser and more off the hook. Mix up your style with these few ideas while still staying within your comfort zone for a fun and up to date look this season!

Classic Style with a Twist of Modern

If your favorite design style is classic, you can still stick to it as your base with simple clean lines with muted and blended colors. Next, inject a firework of color in just three elements of your room.

Try brightly colored cushions, which accent with a more modern lamp shade and a hearthrug or ornament. On a classic, pale-colored sofa, a deep rich turquoise, or a muted cerise can work really well. Avoid the over-bright modern colors and opt for classy muted versions, with hints of the Asiatic and the Raj.

cw architects retro modern style decor chandelier bulbs circular CW Architects

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Modern Style With a Twist of Classic

Day-glow pinks and yellows are out and simpler muted colors are in, particularly in the accessories department. Try cool grays and eggshell white, following with bold patterns on plain backgrounds for a splash of fifties funk. The choice of textiles is increasing so try various lampshades, rugs, upholstery, and curtains.

Be careful not to have too many designs competing with each other and inject a few classical elements such as creams and beiges, which help to give the eye space between bold design elements. Fifties style is strong on lime, chocolate, coral pink and pale blue and it is easy to find complementary classical accents which allow the designs to take center stage.

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tobi fairley retro bedroom color blocking style canopy orange Tobi Fairley

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Whatever your style, why not try to mix things up a little this season. With a little thought and research both classic and modern can work together, creating a unique and eclectic look.

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