There is something very timeless about the tradition of classical interiors. When you merge their whimsy with the straightforward design of the contemporary style, you get something that is truly amazing. So today we will be taking a look at 8 ways in which you could merge the classical style with your contemporary interiors.
Artistic flair with originality
Classical interiors have some very obvious tells. You can merge these with the contemporary interiors in a subtle way. For example, wainscoting used to be a celebrated classical design element. However, it could be a bit heavy handed within the simplicity of a modern interior. So you add a modified version of the wainscoting within the contemporary interior in order to make it more subtle and original, like in the image below.
Working with accessories
A good way to implement a small amount of classicality within a modern space is by choosing the right accessories. This means you’ll have to do a thorough market survey of both online and manual resources in order to curate the right objects. These accessories should be a fine mix of delicate but opulent in order to get it right.
With patterns and textures
Balancing the textures and patterns in your interiors to be somewhere between the classical and modern spectrums could be challenging. You should find something that is soft in colors and adequately classic in patterns in order to get the best results.
Working with furniture
When you combine the classical style of furniture with a modern aesthetic, you get a pretty elegant hybrid design. It could be high-backed, laid in with intervening tufting and modern textile upholstery like leather and suede to get the look right.
Selecting the right colors
While classical interior color palates were always rich, modern color palates are cool and light. So when you combine both these styles, it is only right that you play both of these juxtaposing colors is a fun way too. As you can see in the image below, the grays and mustards make an intriguing combination which is definitely pulling the right style.
Playing with light and dark surfaces
Using extreme color schemes is always a plus when you’re merging modern and classical styles. When you use two opposing colors/textures like brown and white, it automatically ramps up the elegance of the overall scheme without any intermediate interventions.
Always use dim gold lighting in relatively contemporary fixtures to get the best results. The golden halo would bring out the classic features in contrast with the more modern elements while the fixture itself would reinforce the modern vibe.
The overall ambiance of such hybrid classical-contemporary interiors is very sleek but also elegant. There is warmth imbued in the design from wooden textures, gold lighting, warm colors and other classical elements that works very well in tandem with its contemporary and austere counterparts.