how to mix modern and antique furniture

how to mix modern and antique furniture

Located in Gothenburg, Sweden, this latest Scandinavian home tour is full of inspiration and ideas that you can make your own. This is especially true if you love a mix of modern and antique furniture — it’s a look that this home pulls off so well.  There’s lots more to love about this home including all the earthy brown and beige tones which create a warm and cosy space.

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As you can see, this living/dining room is a mix of modern and antique pieces, the most striking of which is the vintage dining table paired with modern chairs. There are also other vintage accents like the plant pots and the side table. In terms of colours, this space has lots of different shades of brown from pale beige to dark brown — they’ve done this through the use of different coloured woods and textiles. These shades especially stand out against the crisp white walls and together the browns against tthe white creates such a cosy look and feel.

You will often find a fireplace in Scandi living rooms because there really is nothing cosier than a log fire. This is something I think anyone who lives in colder climates should try and add to their living room, if possible. This living room is also full of beautiful, natural textures like the jute rug, the sheepskin chair cover, the silk light, the ceramics and more. Adding lots of texture goes a long way in creating interest and warmth in neutral interiors.

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This Scandi home has two bedrooms, the first of which is the main bedroom decorated in similar tones to the living room. As you may have seen, the bedroom opens out in to the living room which means that creating consistency between the two rooms is important. Once again in the bedroom you have a mix of modern and antique furniture with a vintage desk added to the decor. There are plenty of natural textures in this room too. The floor to ceiling built in wardrobes add a lot of seamless storage which is always a good idea, especially in small homes. The wardrobes have been painted in the palest shade of grey adding a nice contrast to all the warm brown shades in the room.

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The second bedroom is a kids room and once again you have a few vintage accents. This is the only room that incorporates a little hint of colour with some blue-green accents. It’s a small room that feels cosy and perfect for a small child.

Finally I’ve included a picture of the entryway as I love how they’ve used the height of the room to store books. Also here you have a blue-green dresser which compliments the colours in the kids room. Adding a touch of cool colours to a warm space creates a lovely contrast like in this home.

While each room is decorated differently in this home, there is a lot of cohesiveness throughout this home. This is always important but especially important in a home like this where most rooms are off one another without any corridors or spaces to separate them.  There’s lots to love about this Swedish home but for me it’s the super cosy living room that really drew me in.

image credits: alvhem

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