Up until now, you might have heard of modernizing traditional interiors, but have you ever thought about emulating traditional accents in pure modernistic interior designs? One might think that they’re one and the same, but the end product varies a lot. Want to know how you can emulate this technique in your own home interiors? Let’s take a look:
1. Traditional material accents
Anyone who’s already familiar with modernism can tell you that such interior designs are very plain and minimalist. The materials used in these spaces have a very distinct look – a combination of sleek and modern, woods and high-gloss laminates, etc. You can introduce small traditional accents in them by using subtle material accents. For example, the gold filigree of the partition wall in this image provides a beautiful contrast against the simplicity of the rest of the ambiance.
2. Colour accents
Just like materials, there is stark contrast between the colour schemes used in modern and traditional interior designs. You can use this to your benefit. While designing most of interior design in neutral hues of pure modernism, you can emulate a bit of tradition by using small bold accents in vibrant colours. The navy-blue area rug and runner in this image are a pretty good example of how you can be unique and subtle with this technique.
3. Balance the lighting
While purely modern interior designs are never uncomfortable, they do tend to feature very sleek and stylistic light fixtures. On the other hand, traditional themed light fixtures are all about elaborate beauty. You can emulate traditional accents in your modern interior designs by curating light fixtures that are the perfect balance of both aesthetics. A warm lighting temperature is also an added bonus.
4. Pattern accents
Most of the time, there are exactly zero patterns used in modern interiors. Everything is sleek, smooth, and perfectly homogenous. This is a great opportunity to emulate a bit of tradition in such spaces. If you’re searching for ideas to do so, then take a look at this image. The geometric design of the CNC cut partition wall provides a tasteful contrast against the stark austere looks of the rest of the ambiance.
5. With simple accessories
If you want to be extremely subtle with the amount of traditionally you want to emulate in your modern interior designs, then the best way to do so is by using accessories. You can put them away whenever you want to, but when displayed, they can be an attractive traditional accent in an otherwise modern space.