Ways To Pair Old And Modern Luxury In A Living Space

If you’re thinking about giving your living space a luxurious makeover, you have an important decision to make.

Should you choose a vintage or modern design?

Luckily for you, we’re here to help.

In our article below, we’ve highlighted a few ideas that can help you create a luxurious living space, especially if you don’t want to sell your old prized possessions.

Let’s get started.

  Invest In Wall Art

Ways To Pair Old And Modern Luxury In A Living Space

Art can look and feel luxurious even when it’s cheap.

Find a beautiful, large piece of art and hang it where everyone can see.

Make sure the art rhymes with your home’s color palettes and the rest of the décor.

Also, go for art that sticks out.

For example, choose a modern, abstract painting if your home uses old décor.

Look for inspiration on Photowall.

The personalized wall art website has a comprehensive library of canvas prints, murals and posters.

Check it out.

With that said, buy more than one print.

You’re probably redecorating your entire home, meaning you can do with art pieces in your kitchen, bedroom, and even bathroom.

Reupholster Tired Furniture

Old armchairs and sofa sets have a place in your modern house.

In fact, they can help add luxury to your house if upholstered properly.

But how do you turn old chairs into modern masterpieces?

First, choose the material to use.

Leather is the most popular choice for people looking to make their chairs look lavish.

However, it’s not the only choice. Any fabric can look expensive.

It all depends on how the upholstery process is done.

Start by replacing the cushions. Then invest in a couple of throw pillows and switch the legs.

Keep in mind the fabric’s color also determines how in sync your upholstered sofas will be compared to the rest of the décor.

Use Mirrors To Reflect Light

Ways To Pair Old And Modern Luxury In A Living Space

If your living space has a vintage look, it’s important to ensure it has access to plenty of light.

One of the best ways to maximize light in a house is by using mirrors.

Now, modern mirrors are not like anything they used to sell decades ago.

Today’s wall mirrors are decorated to look like art.

As such, they just don’t help reflect light into your living room.

They also add glamour to your house.

Choose Color Palettes Carefully

One of the easiest ways to modernize a home is to paint your walls afresh.

Use neutral colors if you want to keep your budget low yet make your house appear beautiful.

However, ensure the colors you choose to match your sofas.

To do this, select three of the seven major colors that match your furniture.

For the uninitiated, the major colors are red, orange, yellow, green, blue indigo, and violet.

Use one of the three colors you’ve chosen to paint one or two walls.

Then use the other two colors to accentuate your living space.

Think of the remaining colors while choosing paintings, throw pillows or a mural.

Invest In New Lighting

Ways To Pair Old And Modern Luxury In A Living Space

Contrary to popular belief, lighting can be used as the focal point of your interior décor.

It could be ceiling lights, table lights, or floor lights.

Before you purchase new lights, though, consider the functions of your different rooms.

Is this your living space? In that case, you probably want a chandelier as your main source of lighting.

Alternatively, buy LED lights. They’re a common trend, these days. And they’re relatively inexpensive.

Use Large Rugs

A large rug can make a small living space appear larger. It can also make your house look more elegant.

The explanation is that a house carpet can cover all your furniture, helping showcase your interior décor accordingly.

To select the right rugs, consider your wall paint and furniture. Use rugs that rhyme with your walls and furniture.

They could be of a similar color or different. But they should complement each other.

 Another thing to keep in mind is the rug’s shape. Far too many people assume a carpet must be rectangular in shape.

In truth, a rug can be oval or square in shape. Just ensure it’s the right size and color.

Buy New Hardware

You don’t need to change everything in your home to give it a more lavish look.

Sometimes all you need is to replace a couple of faucets, door knobs, and light plates.

You can invest in modern or vintage hardware products to complement your interior décor.

Or, you could just repaint your old fixtures. The idea is to improve the appearance and not necessarily to splash money on every item in your house.

While in the process, choose colors and styles you won’t get tired of in the long term.

Think of buying a red kitchen stove. It might look incredible at first but end up boring you after a while.

Use Flowers And Greenery

Ways To Pair Old And Modern Luxury In A Living Space

House plants can bring life into a dull living space. The best part is that you can use plants to decorate any part of your house.

You can place potted plants next to tables. Or you can hang them on the wall.

You can wrap a vine around your wall mirrors.

Alternatively, you can use plants to cover corners and other unoccupied spaces.

The only catch with using house plans is that they need plenty of attention.

Plants require daily exposure to natural sunlight.

They need water and pruning.

If you’re not ready to offer TLC to plants, consider buying a bouquet of artificial plants.


Sometimes all you need to improve your living space is to get rid of items you no longer need.

We know—it’s hard to say goodbye to items with sentimental value.

But you also owe it to yourself to live in a beautiful space.

Get rid of items that no longer make you feel happy.

If you can’t sell them, find a room to store them. If they’re prized possessions, consider displaying some of them on the walls.

The only rule is that they should rhyme with the rest of your interior décor.

Keep in mind that most luxurious homes have a minimalistic approach to decoration.

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