Decorating the home can be a tough task; especially when you don’t know what theme to go with.
There are two main choices you have and those include a traditional or modern style. If you’re trying to decide which one would be right for your home, it helps to know as much as possible about each style.
Traditional style is something that is mainly featured in older houses. It tends to have a more natural appearance which blends into most rooms. Designed to be mainly functional, many types of traditional decor has a more textured design than modern. Think exposed beams and country home style interiors. Wood features heavily in traditional style homes.
Modern style homes can come in a variety of different styles. Minimalistic interior is a particularly common theme. It focuses on space saving and the ‘less is more’ approach. The materials used throughout the home are also really different. While traditional homes focus on wooden details, modern homes tend to lean more towards marble, granite and other luxury style materials.
Differences between the two styles
One of the main differences between modern and traditional is the window designs. You’ll find that older homes have single glazing windows. However, modern homes have double glazing. This is to make the home more energy efficient.
A modern home takes advantage of all of the latest technologies for added convenience and the more light the better, a good option for this is skylight but still having the option for mood light with VELUX Blinds. If you want a combination of traditional and modern then one option is timber sash windows. These provide the look of traditional windows, with modern features.
Which is better?
There are definite advantages to both types of decor. The traditional style helps to bring elegance and culture into the home. Modern style provides a sleeker, more convenient design. The best option if you don’t have a particular favourite would be to combine the two styles.
Interior designers today tend to include some traditional elements into modern homes. It’s the ‘on trend’ look that is fairly easy to take advantage of. Take a look at elements from each type and see whether you have a preference. The key is to make your home as personal to you as you can.