In this era of up-cycling, recycling, eco-friendly, planet saving world we live in right now, there are endless ways we can do our bit to contribute towards making the world a healthier and happier place to live.
When it comes to decorating your home, using a mix of old, up-cycled, classic or vintage items in your room will do wonders for your soul and the planet. We wanted to share with you 23 beautifully decorated examples (curtesy of the wonderful world of instagram) of when The Perfect Mix of Old & New was used to create stunning results, all the while helping the planet.
Whether you are into old style furniture, vintage wallpaper, velvet lampshades, roll top baths or antique storage we have something in this selection for you. So, sit back and let your imaginations run wild with this awe inspiring collection of eye pleasers...
@comedowntothewoods have some gorgeous vintage style wallpaper and chest of drawers in this beautiful bedroom. They have also opted for an eclectic lamp shade from an era forgotten; these beauties mixed together give the room character and add an element of whimsical fun.
From one fringed lampshade to another; @mindy_shroor has mixed crisp, block colour walls and wooden flooring with a beautiful velvet, statement chair and vintage mirror.
@_homebirds_ is one of our favourite instagram accounts to follow and we love what they have done in this image. They have taken a classic old radio, vintage mirror and makeup tray and mixed them with new, bold statement pieces like the beautiful desk, fresh plants and a velvet chair.
We love the use of the classic rug in this next room by @berlindashusoghage. It really brings the room together and gives it the perfect finishing touch.
You can even mix old and new in your bathroom, just like @thecraftyfox.uk. Take a retro chair and old eye test wall art mixed with new age tiles and paint to bring it all together.
@mydarkhome_ has created an enviously cosy living space here and there are so many things we want to mention about the mix of old and new, but the image speaks volumes for itself - we love this!
Who says dado rails are a thing of the past? Just look how you can bring them into this new era with style and class like @lifeateightysix.
Old style bathrooms can easily be brought up to date by your choice of wall tiles and accessories. @victorianterrace shows us how to do this with elegance.
@sarahlovedaystudio has taken good care of this chest of drawers and it looks beautiful placed against the fresh new artwork on the walls.
An old railway sleeper can be used as a wonderful fireplace, just look at the beautiful dark shade it has been stained by @_the.wests.nests_.
Wicker certainly has had its ups and downs, and we are pleased to say that it is coming back in style! Just mix it with new age furniture for the perfect mix of old and new. @_sare_xo shows us how to do this here:
We love the simplicity, used by @harrison_nate_and_me, in adding a retro side table and modern shades of delicious colours to compliment it well.
@divinesavages has brought their antique radiator right up to date by pairing it with classic wallpaper, bold blue paint hints of gold accessories.
When your home has beautiful sash windows, like @color_place_interior, its a wonderful way to take advantage of the light and set your office desk right in front of it - pure bliss!
@comedowntothewoods show us how retro pieces can be brought up to date and made to look elegant and stylish - doubly desirable!
To create the indoor/outdoor feeling with your new age old furniture, just set the scene inside a wonderful looking greenhouse like @stiltje.se.
There is nothing more opulent then having an old fashioned chandelier inside your bathroom. Pure elegance from @designattractor.
@interioryesplz shows us another lovely example of bring wicker back into fashion.
@thecraftyfox.uk certainly has the mix of old and new down to a T! We just love this dreamy bedroom.
@eclectic_twist has gone above and beyond with their take on old and new. So many wonderful things in this image.
Oh hello beautiful vintage shelving with new age props... @livedin365
@harrison_nate_and_me showing us more of their dreamy bedroom with vintage side table.
Which stunning mix of old and new did you enjoy seeing the most? How are you going to introduce the perfect mix into your home?
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