Small touches of classical in a contemporary home can not only emulate unfettered grace and elegance, but also add a sense of individuality to your space. However, there are so many classical design elements that homeowners – especially first-time renovators – may end up overdesigning their space. This is why today we’ll be sharing tips on how you can emulate classical undertones in your contemporary interiors!
1. Seats and lights
A first glance at this living room interior design is going to have you wowed with all the nice contemporary elements – the simple media wall with the lit sides, the plush couch and the sleek walls. However, a closer look is going to take you on a journey of subtle classical touches – the breezy drapes, the tufted bay window seat and the beautiful crystal chandelier. This is how you merge two aesthetics with subtlety.
2. One bold element
In a space brimming with contemporary, a single bold classical style item can completely redefine the whole space. Not convinced? Take a look at this Murano inspired classical chandelier. Its placed smack in the middle of a bold, contemporary style interior design, yet its presence is strong enough to imbue classical overtones to it. This is how you merge two aesthetics boldly.
3. Mixing and matching
If you neither want to be too subtle or bold, then it’s time to break out the mixing and matching. This technique basically takes one major design element from each style and merges them together. In case of the classical-contemporary bedroom in this image, it’s the minimally tufted headboard design. It takes the classic tufting and translates it in a true contemporary fashion.
4. Be iconic
Sometimes, you need to take the most iconic elements of both styles to create a nice, contrasting end result. In the case of this dining nook, the table is a contemporary version of the iconic tulip table, but the chairs definitely have a classical style aura to them. The unique pairing of these two pieces of furniture is a great way to merge both aesthetics.
5. Décor items
Aside from the furnishings and other mainstream design techniques, you can use accessories to emulate undertones of classical style in a contemporary interior. The beautiful porcelain and metallic décor accessories in this living room are a surefire way to merge the contemporary and classical styles in a single space.