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How to Get a Modern Classic Living Room

The term for this style comes from the European culture, like Victorian and Art Deco also the Greek and the Roman are the main inspirations of the classic design. The classic design and the modern design are mixed together and the result was the European modern classic interior design. Is was called a timeless style.

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How can you have a Modern Classic Living Room?

use design has staying power

A timeless design was not created to be temporary. It was never anything considered to be a fad or a trend.  If you want your home to have that timeless look, one that is as fresh and relevant today as it was yesterday, and will  be tomorrow,  you’ll want to seek out designs, styles and colors that are considered to be “classic,” that have been created to last, in style, color and materials that were meant to last.

Go for a classic style

For a classic style you may want strong columns, stripes, statues, busts and architectural moldings. Your timeless home will play upon these details. Your interiors will be designed so that they complement the architecture. Think of your home like a mannequin.

Therefore your interior decor will complement these details. A home that is timeless utilizes natural resources and fibers such as woods, stones, brick, and natural fibers such as cotton.

Make sure your home doesn’t look like a faded

Timeless décor resists the trends,  is quietly understated, simple and sophisticated. It was designed to be highly functional, yet not bland and boring.  Your timeless style is subtle, adaptable and outlasts.

You can certainly incorporate other elements of design and pull them within. You can place an antique piece of furniture against a neutral wall, under a large piece of modern or contemporary art and it will look fabulous. It’s about creating a sense of balance and order. The function is an important essence of timeless design.

Be functional

Timeless design is functional and sensible. The style suggests a quiet confidence. It’s not over the top nor is it boring, is perfectly scaled and proportioned.  When creating this functional space you will see that your furniture should fit in a room perfectly.

Many designers suggest investing in solid antique pieces to give your space a sense of history that can forever be expanded onto.  Antique furniture, even though reflective of the past, becomes timeless when incorporated with other styles and furnishings.

Don’t pick traditional colors

Neutrals have a strong presence in traditional home décor. They accentuate a space without overpowering it. Beiges, grays, and off-whites have a strong presence in traditional homes, often accented by crisp, bright whites of architectural moldings in ceilings, arches, and doorways. These are colors you should choose as they form a perfect backdrop for formal furnishings, busts, statues and colorful artwork.

You can also go for classic colors like black, navy blue and dark greens that are often complemented by these neutrals.

It seems easy, right?

See our previous post about Mid Century Entryway

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