The Art of Mixing Old and New
Choose your pieces well
Choosing the right pieces is key to getting a timeless, cohesive look. To make sure your favorite finds will fit with the rest of your space (both style-wise and size-wise) it’s important to go into the shopping process with a detailed plan. If you don’t have one already, sit down and determine what type of vibe you want for your home. Are you boho? Midcentury modern? Traditional? Once you’ve figured out what aesthetic speaks to your soul, start searching for items that will fit in with that theme.
Combine the New and Old
Mix the old and new in unexpected ways.
Use the old and new in the same room.
Consider using some interesting, old find as a focal point for your space even if it doesn't have any use.
Use Old and New Together in Unexpected Ways
When it comes to combining old and new furniture, there are many ways to do so. The key is being creative and not being afraid to experiment with different styles until you find something that works for your home. These days, most people rely on big box stores like IKEA for all of their furnishing needs. Although it's tempting to buy everything from them, there are many other options available that you may want to consider. If you're looking for modern furniture but don't want anything too new-looking or sleek, try mixing in some vintage pieces as well – this way they'll have more character and charm than if they were all from IKEA!
The key is being creative and not being afraid to experiment with different styles until you find something that works for your home.
Mixing old with new is what makes interiors timeless.
The juxtaposition of these two styles can be a beautiful thing. While you may already have some ideas about the type of look you want for your interior, mixing old with new is what makes interiors timeless. Here's how:
It creates a sense of authenticity. Not only does this style give off an impression that can't be replicated in any other way, but it also creates a sense of character. Each piece will have its own history and story to tell, and when it's blended with cleaner, more modern touches, that story becomes clearer than ever. These different pieces work together as one cohesive unit to portray not only a sense of comfort, but also a sense of history.
It creates a feeling that looks aren't everything: The contrast between the old and new elements indicates that design has evolved over time—the fact that these pieces are being utilized in harmony shows the value they all hold in creating this space together.