5th November 2020

How to Add a Modern Twist to a Traditional-Designed Room

By Darlings Of Chelsea

When decorating a room, a lot of people are unsure about mixing styles and décor and question whether having several themes running through one space can work.

The good news is that there are no hard and fast rules that you need to adhere to when decorating – and that incorporating a blend of styles can work really well when done properly. It’s all about making sure that colours and furniture complement each other and ultimately, you’re happy with the end result!

If you have a traditional home and are looking to add some contemporary touches to it, here are some tips on how to add a modern twist to a traditional-designed room.

Dulwich Large Corner Sofa

Modern Living Room Furniture

One of the easiest ways to give a traditional living room a more contemporary feel is to introduce some new furniture – such as a modern sofa. There is a plethora of choice when it comes to sofa design, with simple clean lines reflective of a more contemporary style.

It’s also possible to go for the likes of a modern Chesterfield sofa, which harks back to a more traditional past but has been updated to create a more contemporary style. The Charnwood is a perfect example, with a sleek, modern shape but a distinctive style which is instantly recognisable as a Chesterfield.

Lightening the Mood

Light can make a real difference in any room – your light fittings and even the bulbs themselves can instantly change the mood or ambience within your space. There’s a fantastic range of pendant lighting available which can create a contemporary feel in a more traditional environment, or you could add a modern floor lamp or wall light which will have an instant impact on the overall décor, particularly in the evenings.

Artwork and Ornaments

A simple yet effective way to make a difference in the style of your living room is your accessories. A modern ornament can draw attention, while modern canvas art can instantly transform your space – through its use of colour and texture and subject matter.

If you decide to invest in some art, make sure to give some thought to your frame – if you want your art to bring a contemporary edge to your living room, it’s worth making sure your picture frame is doing the same job!

Large sofa in Varese Velvet Denim

Holland Large sofa in Varese Velvet Denim R10

Wall Colour

Adding a new colour to your walls can instantly change the mood/style of a room. If you’re looking for a more contemporary colour, take a look at the plethora of greys now available, some offering hints of green or blue.

Off-white is still incredibly popular and for good reason, and there are numerous bold colours you could utilise, such as red or dark blue, perhaps on one wall to make a real change to your room’s dynamics.

Ultimately, the good news is that you can quite easily make a few minor changes to your traditional room to give it that contemporary edge – it’s just a case of working out which route you’d like to go down and then choosing the furniture, accessories or paint to do it. Good luck!