The modern and vintage styles are two contrasting aesthetics. One uses a dated, nostalgic vibe to make the spaces seem lived in and beautiful, while the other one is all about using simplicity and austerity to make the most of an interior design. So how can you combine these two styles in a single space? Let’s find out below!
1. Materials vs. execution
The most obvious way to emulate the modern-vintage style in your HDB interior designs is by using the materials of one style and the execution of the other. If you look at this image, you’ll see how the wooden accents emulate a vintage aesthetic, but the actual execution of the furnishings has a clearly modern edge to it.
2. Highlight one aspect
When you’re executing a dual aesthetic in your interior designs, it is important that you not lose the identity of even one of the styles. Therefore, while emulating the modern-vintage style in your homes, make sure that you highlight at least one characteristic of each style to make your interior designs seem holistic and complete.
3. Dichotomous furnishings
The furniture makes up the bulk of the aesthetic in any interior design, so when you’re using the modern-vintage aesthetic, make sure that you balance out the furniture styles to include both these visuals. In this image, you can see how the distressed leather couch emphasizes the vintage aesthetics while the kitchen bar stools are distinctly modern.
4. Accessorizing with care
The kind of accessories and decoration pieces you use to make your interior designs the height of trendy completely determine the kind of aesthetic you’re going for. So when it comes to the modern-vintage styles, it’s best to use accessories that highlight both aspects of the design. In the image above, the dining table set features a vintage bottle with dry arrangements that is distinctly vintage, while the gallery wall and cushion settings are very contemporary in looks.
5. Maintain contemporary sensibilities
Lastly, no matter what kind of an interior design style you’ve chosen for your HDB, it’s important that it respects the contemporary lifestyle and sensibilities. So even though both the modern and vintage styles have a very distinct outlook, they should be implemented in a way that is suitable to carry out your lifestyle with ease.