Who could have thought that classical and retro styles could be combined together to feature an actual thing. But these completely contrasting styles do have a way to coming together in the trendiest of interior design blends. The retro-classical theme is a thing of beauty, infinite style and elegance and here’s how you can implement it in your own homes!
1. Selecting themes
The foreground and backdrop are quite important to consider while implementing the retro-classical style. Since the classical end is typically more graceful and delicate, you can relegate it to the backdrop with a beautiful white-hued theme while the foreground can be addressed in bold, black retro style furnishings.
2. Contrasting furnishings
Matching your furniture and accessories according to juxtaposed styles is an actual art form that’s going to be especially crucial when you’re working on the retro-classical theme. The silvery sofa in this image is clearly an ode to the classical side while the black end-table and lamp are definitely more on the trendy retro side.
3. Using design elements
It’s quite important to feature individual design elements from both the styles in order to have true dual-theme impact. You can introduce the classical elements with the help of delicate wall beading on all the feature and accent wall. You can introduce the retro style by using furniture to highlight its bold uniqueness.
4. Light and light fixtures
Lighting and light fixtures are another small but crucial detail that can make or break your retro-classical style interior designs. You must choose something simple and elegant, but with its own flair. Choosing large-scale crystal drop chandeliers can make the whole theme lean towards the classical side too much. So you must find a fixture that features the correct balance of classical and retro. Celestial style light fixtures are a good choice to go for.
5. Ups and downs
This kitchen features a great blend of the retro-classical style because all the design elements have been stylishly rigged to present the best of all worlds. The subway tiles are the perfect form of retro while the black under cabinets are so authentically classical. It’s a great combination of both the themes in a single space!