Now more than ever homeowners are combining their favorite characteristics of a number of different designs in order to create a style that they can truly call their own. One of the most popular style mixes we see in today’s trendiest interior design models is traditional and modern, two designs that couldn’t possess traits that were more opposite of each other. In a traditional dining room, we find heavy, high-grain light or dark wood furniture adorned with decorative engravings on the table’s surface or along the table’s legs. In addition, the design of the table or dining room chairs usually includes a curved design such as bowed Queen Ann legs complete with decorative patterns in the wood’s surface. In contrast, dining rooms that contain contemporary furniture are constructed of clean-lined, simple structures that hold more of a geometric resemblance than traditionally style furniture.
For those that want the best of both worlds, consider dining room furniture that resembles a mix between curvy and clean lines. Here we want a mix between rounded edges and clean cut corners from the dining table and chairs to the curio cabinets and side tables. A great way to bring out each style in an artistic way is through dining room accessories and décor. Match a deeply colored paisley or patterned print rug underneath a clean lined dining table to add a traditional influence to your space or hang rectangular shadow boxes along the wall filled with decorative accessories to incorporate your modern, geometric taste. The best part about creating a mixed dining room style filled with both modern furniture and classic design is that the sky is the limit. In addition to a welcoming room, this will give you the opportunity to share your versatile personal style with your friends and family.
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