Bridging the Design Gap. If you think that a modern living room can’t be decorated in a traditional style, think again. In fact, adding traditional touches can add a sense of warmth and charm that is often missing in many contemporary styles. Although you might not want to decorate in a strictly traditional style, there are certainly ways of blending sleek sophistication with traditional charm and grace. For example, you can bridge the design gap by choosing traditional furniture styles in cool colors such as gray, blue and sage, which will work wonderfully with the room’s modern architectural features.
Decorating Details for the Traditional Living Room. It’s often the small decorating touches and details that can make or break a room’s style. A well-placed art sculpture, decorative clock or interesting wall shelf can add a lot of visual interest to a room. Creating a focal point can also be a great way to define a room’s style. A large potted tree, a collection of framed family portraits, or an oversized art print can all serve as a focal point. Even if your apartment features wall-to-wall carpeting, you might want to consider an area rug. Strategically placed rugs can add a very traditional look to a room, while also serving to visually unite seating areas and room design features. By adding traditional styling details to your sleek high-rise apartment living room, you’ll be able to create a cozy living space that you’ll love coming home to.