Interior Design Trends 2016: Vintage is the New Modern

Interior Design Trends 2016: Vintage is the New Modern

Frankie Elmquist is an interior architect and our home design specialist. She’s worked around the globe for some of the top design firms in the world and now she brings her expertise to you.

Curious about the latest interior design trends? Here is one of the biggest trends you’ll see in 2016 – mixing vintage finds with modern furniture to create an eclectic, worldly and uniquely personal look. Whether, you mix in modern classics or flea market finds you can create the look with these 10 great interior design tips from the vintage home decor experts behind the Farthing:

Interior Design Trends 2016 - Vintage is the New Modern from the Farthing

We love these tips on how to incorporate vintage furnishings into our interior designs – try them in your home. For inspiration, we created some room designs to show you how this trend can look in your home:

Interior Design Trends 2016 - Traditional bedroom with vintage modern furnishings

This bedroom design combines heavy vintage furnishings with light modern accessories and an on-trend light blue wall color. An up-to-date wall color is a great way to give a traditional room design a fresh, modern look.

Interior Design Trends 2016 - Living room with vintage modern furniture and decor

The living room above combines modern coffee table and side chairs with a vintage cabriole sofa and clock. The dark blue wall color and hanging library add to the cozy and personal feel of this vintage modern room design.

Interior Design Trends 2016 - French country bedroom design with vintage modern decor

This french country bedroom design combines a modern upholstered bed with vintage furniture, lighting, decor. The rose colored walls tie it all together. This is a great example of how to furnish a room with vintage and flea-market finds while still giving it a modern feel.

Interior Design Trends 2016 - Vintage modern home office design

The modern home office design above combines a painted vintage desk with modern etagere-style bookcases. The light green color of the desk transforms it from a heavy piece into a light piece. While the black and white wall colors create a modern graphic backdrop that showcases the furniture beautifully.

We created these room designs using RoomSketcher Home Designer. RoomSketcher is an easy-to-use floor plan and home design tool that you can use to create beautiful rooms online. Try out the interior design trends and bring your design ideas to life in stunning 3D!

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For more interior design trends & ideas:

Latest Bathroom Trends

Pantone Color of the Year 2016

DIY Home Office Ideas – Painting a Desk

Cool Furniture! The Best Home Furnishings for Living Rooms


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