Ghana Interior Design: Vintage vs Contemporary

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Vintage or contemporary home decor, which would you go for? Would you rather stick to classy designs that characterize the vintage style or the freshness that accompanies the contemporary style? In this post,  Jumia House Ghana gives you more insight into the two designs.

Vintage Interior Designs

Vintage designs go way back to the 1940’s. It is the glamour that represents the era after the World War II.  Vintage style creates a warm, cosy and romantic atmosphere in your room. You can design your room to look like scenes from 1940 movies like “The Grapes of Wrath,” “Ministry of Fear” or “30 seconds from Tokyo.” Vintage is classy, glamorous and easy to enact in your home. Here are a few tips to give your room that vintage look:

Colours

Vintage colours are white, grey, blue or neutral. Don’t use very bright colours or else your room will lose its vintageness. Vintage-styled walls have timber panels, their walls are floral-patterned papers and floors are made of dark wood. Carpets and rugs are used to define the sitting area.

Decor

Television sets were very popular in the 1940’s. It is that concept which has taken center stage in modern designs. Television sets have currently evolved to the Plasma, LCD and LED but they date back to the era after the second world war.  Side boards, cabinets, room dividers, shelves – are from this era. Vintage-styled furniture are made of wood and cushion.

Accessories

For the antique look, go for the candlestick, wooden wall or the rotary dial telephone, the grandfather clock, the German Cuckoo or the pendulum clock. The beauty of the room could be accentuated by the long, drooping chandelier which is almost falling onto the table.

Contemporary Interior designs.

Contemporary home designs are the opposite of the classy, glamorous look of the vintage home. They are what you see around today. These homes make good use of windows which allow connection with the environment. Modern architecture uses glass, vinyl and concrete to give the home an industrial look.

Colors

Contemporary colours are bright. Choose yellow for the walls, green for the cabinets and red for the roof. Contemporary homes have concrete or tiled floors; wooden panels are almost absent in the modern-styled room.

Decor and Accessories

Furniture are plastic or leathery and are themed with the colours of the room. To avoid over-crowding, decor pieces are almost absent in the contemporary styled homes. Modern designed homes pay attention to  the shape of the room and proper lighting gives the room an exciting look. The windows or glasses connect occupants of the contemporary home to nature and the environment.

So which style will you go for – vintage or contemporary?

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Sources

http://www.interiordesignipedia.com

http://www.houzz.com

 

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