Modern VS Classic Designs

November 24, 2016

Modern or classic designs…which one? This is a question many people, including me, have pondered upon and it takes a lot of time to come to a final decision!

When contemplating design ideas, one thing that designers have in common is whether to go for a modern look or take a complete u-turn and go for a classic look (I personally love to mix and match).

Modernist designers will almost always have square cut furniture which is supposed to bring up a feeling of accomplishment while portraying futuristic images of chrome and black and white designs. You can usually spot a room decorated to modernist views by looking at the colours used and the way the furniture looks.

In the bedroom, the bed is usually lower to the floor with a very minimalist feel to the whole room because white paint is used and only very basic furniture is used to make the room look more spacious. In the living room, white furniture is also preferred with the same feeling of ‘large spaces’ are conveyed. The furniture used is large but kept to a minimal and like the bedroom; modernists like to show their accomplishments through their expensive furniture and artistic decor. Canvases are very popular with this design style.

Classic designers, on the other hand, like furniture to be round and curvy with the emphasis placed on quality and quantity. A bedroom decorated to a classic taste will include as much furniture as the room can take; apart from basic furniture, classical bedrooms will also have side tables, dresser tables and chairs and more than one wardrobe. The colours used are mainly browns and oak related, with splashes of black sometimes included because this style is usually trying to convey a sense of warmth and richness. A living room in this style would also include many pieces of furniture with the same colour theme with an object being to ‘fill the space’ up.

Here are my very simple 3 steps to deciding which design style is for you:

  1. Consider your favourite colours: darker colours will normally suit classical designs, while lighter colours will usually suit modern designs.
  2. Consider the type of look you are going for: if you like feelings of warmth and homeliness, classical designs would suit you better, but if you like feelings of open spaces and light, then modern designs would be the one for you.
  3. Consider you budget: remember that classical designs usually command furniture suggesting a sense of quality so you may have to pay a higher price. Also, consider that modern designs are expressing a sense of futuristic designs so quality is not a factor here.
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