5 subtle traditional elements to emulate in your modern homes

The classics are a classic for a reason. In this era of sleekness and urbane looks, having a small, subtle, and even altered traditional design element can fill your homes with so much character. If you don’t know how to do that, then here are 5 suggestions to get you started:


1. An area rug

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If you’re looking for a subtle traditional accessory to don in your modern interior designs, then think about using area rugs. Since they do not actually lie within the general vision angle of a user, they tend to go unnoticed until someone does more than a quick perusal of the space. So even with an elaborate design to back it up, an area rug can be the most understated way you can use a classical twist in your spaces.


2. Fans for chandeliers

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While classic drop chandeliers used to be the main focal point of a room in the past, these days ceiling fans have taken that place. Many homeowners think that going for a typical fan can make their rooms look conventional and boring, but that can be easily avoided by picking a contemporary fan. There are so many textures and shapes available in the market. You can even opt for one with a ceiling light to get the best results!


3. Sheer for drapes

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Drapes and heavy curtains used to be such a bold interior design accoutrement, and even today they hold a very classic appeal. You can use these as a traditional design element in your modern interior by effusing it with a contemporary twist! The fall and knots of the drapes can remain the same, but you must exchange the old-school materials for something like sheer fabrics to get a space that strikes appealingly to all modern sensibilities.


4. Oversized furniture

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Interior designs of ye old always used to feature bold and oversized furniture. This is mostly because the spaces used to be so humongous in the past. However, you can still emulate this classic look with modern furniture that is scaled just a size above normal to suit contemporary floor layouts.


5. Elaborate in-built accessories

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Traditional interior designs used to be very elaborate, and there used to be at least one in-built element that acted as a focal point in them. You can go for a similar aesthetic, but finish it in modern visuals and materials. An in-built seating area featuring customized carpentry is a good way to modernize a classic look!


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