By Maggie Glynn
Meshing traditional styles with new, innovative trends in interior design may seem counterintuitive, but in 2017, it’s a must.
Incorporating reinvented vintage furniture into your space can offer a softer element to the bold modern colors. They can also provide a more homey feel to your home if you have a number of modern eco-friendly decor throughout the room.
Finding the right retro patterns or antiques into your space gives the contemporary style of your space a more unique, personalized vibe.
In contrast, if your home is already classically designed, try to add a couple green elements (no, not the color green - eco-friendly or nature-inspired decor). This simple change will keep your environment feeling fresh and updated.
Incorporating these green items is easier than you think - it could simply be repurposing an older piece of furniture at an antique store. It does not mean you have to create a chair out of used plastic bottles (but if you have the spare time and like the idea, why not?!).
According to Lushome, "Sustainability and natural design ideas are the latest trends that can be 2017 most popular. Unbleached fibers, rustic textures, and plants can be mixed with beautiful decor and contemporary eco-friendly materials to make modern interiors look Green, stylish and comfortable."
Another way to balance a traditionally-styled home with some contemporary pieces would be to take advantage of new technologies in the world of interior design. Find a print that you like and blow it up to the size of one of your walls, as pictured below. Do you need help choosing which styles to update your space with? Let us know!