Have you recently purchased an older property and want to update its interiors whilst maintaining the authenticity of your rooms? Here are some principles to respect if you want to emphasise the historical aspect of your home whilst introducing a touch of elegance and modernity.
This is the real lesson to remember if you want to furnish your old walls with modern elements. Ceiling mouldings or vintage flooring will lose their historic character if they are covered with furniture, carpets and paintings that are too colourful and overwhelming. You must integrate these traces of the past into a sober context if you want them to stand out. No extravagance, therefore, when thinking about the design of your new apartment. The main idea is to highlight your heritage without giving too much importance to it.
On the other hand, a modern decoration that is too dull, too neutral or too subtle would give too much importance to your stained glass or old chandelier, and you will quickly have a feeling of imbalance in your home. To preserve this harmony between modern furniture and highlighting historical elements, everything is a question of measurement and complementarity. In terms of brightness, for example, you could get away with dark furniture an old house bathed in the light of tall windows. In the same way, an old baroque or complex architecture will be perfect for minimalist and refined accessories, such as opaque glass.