Mixing old and new décor in the home is a beautiful way to create a unique space. On one end of the spectrum, modern houses often feel sterile and one-dimensional and on the other end, vintage houses can feel, well… old and out of style. Marrying the two is the perfect way to create a space that has character while remaining chic and polished.
One solution we have to combine the two styles is with a space-saving wall bed. Our Murphy beds are disguised behind a large armoire that is completely customizable. Choose from eleven different styles and six different cabinet facings for an antique-looking statement piece.
Put mementos on display
Don’t let the vase handed down to you from your great, great grandparents collect dust in the attic! Antique items like family heirlooms or old paintings should be put on display to add personality to your space. These accessories will instantly make any room feel vintage. Juxtapose these items with modern furniture and bright wall colors.
Pay a visit to a local market, find a hidden gem of an antique table, and give it a face-lift. Paint it a creamy white and distress the surface for a rustic, old-world look. You can also leave it the way it is and plop it right in your entryway for an authentic piece of history. To mix in a bit of modernity, place a steel or upholstered chair to the side. Accessorize the table with modern art pieces and perhaps a record player for a truly fused look.
Play with texture
Mix and match textures in your home to create interest and depth. Add multiple tweed or quilted area rugs to a space and incorporate patterned, wooly throw pillows. These fabrics are reminiscent of vintage style and bring comfort and warmth to a space. Include soft, luxurious textures, as well, to achieve a hybrid look.
Add a wall-bed
Murphy beds define old meeting new. The concept of a fold-away bed is modern, yet the cabinet that the bed hides behind has the potential to be an antique, centerpiece for your interior design plan. Choose from many different styles to find one that fits your home’s aesthetic perfectly. Our wall-beds come with accessories like drawers, hanging-rods, bookshelves, and luggage storage. Take advantage of the opportunity to place antique books and knick-knacks on the shelves, and to select a finish that adds vintage charm to the room.
Make your home a beautiful hodgepodge of old and new décor. Contact us today to learn more about our wall beds and to receive a free in-home consultation.