Everyone has heard of the phrase ‘cabin in the woods’ – mainly due to its mass, pop-culture appeal more than anything else. This style does have a name; the cottage style of interior design that reflects a major rustic vibe in its aesthetic. It’s a cozy interior style that can make any space seem intimate and homely.
On the other hand, we have the classic style that emulates a vintage quality in modern interiors. It’s a timeless style that has seen countless interpretations over the decades.
So what does merging these two very unique styles give us? Let’s find out!
1. A comfortable yet classy look
When cottage style is successfully merged with the classic counterpart, you can get a comfortable yet classy look. You can use a small amount of brown highlights in feature pieces like the couch or the media wall, and balance them out with creamy white texture that represent the classic parts.
2. Hybrid furniture
Ever heard of live-edge tables? They’re a brilliant furniture piece of an interior design that merges the classical style with a cottage vibe. These tables embrace a unique aesthetic that is almost rustic, but its finishing complements the modern vibe as well. It’s a great way to combine two very different and challenging style with a single furniture aspect.
3. Through accessories
You can use color style that represent a single style, and use them to one part of the ambiance. Then you can use furniture and lighting to address the other part. So if you’re using colors to make up the cottage style part of your style, then use the furniture to ramp up the vintage classical style.
4. Overall design
You can use patterns to elevate the overall style of this sort of an interior design. For example, if your textures and colors are distinctly cottage style and rustic, then you can use mild steel strips to create linear patterns over major surfaces to introduce a vintage classical vibe. You can use the same technique for floor patterns as well.
5. Tiling and fixtures
Many would say that the bathroom is not the space to articulate this particular style, but you can definitely do it there as well. You can use backsplash tiles to create patterns and then use the fixtures and lighting to recreate a classy vintage classic style in the same space.