Tips to Modernize Dated Furniture, Décor and Accessories

Be it fashion, furniture or accessories we love to follow trends. We do love our classics but things that are passé doesn’t suit the current trends of interiors and décor. We need to ask ourselves one question- Why do some homes look dated and tired while others always look fresh and current? Given below are some of comparisons sorted for your clear understanding of dated and contemporary styling of interiors.

Damask is a pattern which garnered popularity in the 90’s which can be updated by a large statement bloom instead in today’s interiors.

A large bloom looks quite classy and chic instead of continuous damask pattern which after a point becomes monotonous.

Fast furniture is the easy-to-assemble (and even easier to afford) designs which really blew up in the mid-1980s and have been going strong since. The modern version of fast furniture is simple and bold colour functional pieces like these ones.

Tuscan furniture was quite popular during the 2000 which got replaced by the Italian furniture which has a special place in everybody’s home these days.

An interior in Italian furniture looks chic and comfortable for modern living. The appeal is quite invigorating.

In the 80’s the pastel story was all about dusty blue or dusty pink colour which did not give a clean look. Today’s pastel story is about muted tones of pink and blue and everything light in shade which gives a very classy touch to any interiors.

The industrial styling of furniture was all about using bare lights hanging from the walls but these days the lighting effect has changed a most composed and sophisticated form of lighting effect has taken its place.

The MD and Creative Head of Spacio Mr.Navin Kanodia says “The interiors today is also about timeless pieces which has been in the history but has modified and nurtured itself to fit into the trend of time. We want our readers to seek out designs, styles and colors that are considered to be “dated,” and have been given a touch a modernity through revamping.”

 

Furniture Style Files

Everyone has a unique taste and certain palate in furniture by which they decorate their homes. One will feel it hard to find one’s own taste if they don’t know what it’s called. The word furniture comes from the French word fourniture, which means equipment. Here we will tour through some of the most famous styles of furniture used in the world of interiors.

Traditional furniture is called formal furniture from the Victorian period. It combines features from the Queen Anne period – graceful and elaborately decorated, Chippendale style – artistic embellishment and straightened out lines and Sheraton style – delicate pieces with tapered legs and contrasting inlays. Together this creates a comfortable and warm environment with hand crafted, dark timber pieces, over stuffed, plush sofas and elegant fabrics.

Contemporary classic furniture style
Contemporary classic furniture style

The enduring popularity of the Mid-Century Modern style is based on many factors. It gave us clean lines, gentle organic curves, a love for different materials and designers that are idolized even today. While there is some disagreement about when the period started, it roughly lasted from the mid-1930s to mid-1960s

Contemporary classic furniture style
Contemporary classic furniture style

Moving away from the ornate carvings of the Baroque and Rococo periods that preceded it, Neo classical furniture or contemporary classic furniture offers a more streamlined style. While fluted details can still be found on things like chairs and sofas, design elements centre on simpler features such as tapered legs, scrolls and medallions.

 

Fabrics and upholstery are rich but subtle, with colors like moss green, dusty blue and pink, and crisp, classic white.

Transitional Style (also known as “updated classic for men”, “classic with a contemporary twist”, “new takes on old classics”) in interior design and furniture design refers to a contemporary blend of traditional and modern styles, midway between old world traditional and the world of chrome and glass contemporary; incorporating lines that are less ornate than traditional designs, but not as severely basic as contemporary lines. As a result, transitional furniture designs are classic, timeless, and clean.

Contemporary style is easily recognizable for its simple and sleek lines. It is very distinguishable from a more traditional style in that there is hardly any intricate detail or carving. The lines of contemporary style furniture are either hard edged or gently curved.

Eclectic style encompasses a variety of periods and styles and is brought together through the use of color, texture, shape and finish. Here’s how it breaks down: Colors: The palette can vary, but it’s best to stick with a few neutrals to help tie all the elements together.

The MD of Spacio Mr. Navin Kanodia says “Furniture has been a staple of wealth and luxury for centuries. Over the period the industry has been graced with all forms and shapes of furniture and Spacio creates such bespoke masterpieces as per client’s requirement taking into consideration the above genres.

The Perfect Sofas For Your Apartment

If lounging is a favorite past time, your living room space doesn’t have to cramp your style statement. We’ve got some of the best apartment sofas and small sectionals that are stylish, compact and comfortable enough to cozy up on. But what about the other essential piece of furniture that you plop onto after a long day at work — your couch?

Nothing makes a small apartment look smaller like a ginormous piece of furniture that devours most of your living room or small piece of furniture in a large room. Spacio recommends some of the trendiest sofas for urban living in this blog.

Fill the corner of your house with a beautiful sofa set in pastel and neutral hues, something that is comfortable and pleasing to the eye. It adds sombreness to even the dull corner of your house.

Add bold character to your living space with dark catchy colours. It adds a bit of drama and vibrancy to a space. Bold colours adds sophistication which enhances the beauty of the space.

Sofas which acts a statement piece. Add focal point and vanity into your living room with statement sofas.

Printed upholstered sofa are in vogue. It is quite popular and has a style of its own. Create a floral mood inside your apartment with floral printed sofas. It looks fancy and glamorous in any space.

A multifunctional sofa is all you want in today’s urban living module where space is constricted and you need to accommodate a lot of stuff inside your apartment.

Leather adds masculinity to a room also adds character to a space, easy to maintain and mostly recommended for bachelors pad.

The Creative Head and MD of Spacio Mr. Navin Kanodia says “ Finding your ideal sofa can be a strenuous task as that is the first thing which one notices after you enter a living space. Sofas are no more considered a mere functional furniture but doubles up as an asset of being an art piece. Hence Spacio understands the need of the hour and brings dreams in the form of sofa set for your living room.”

Artificial flowers and Its Importance

Artificial flowers are imitations of natural flowering plants used for commercial or residential decoration. Artificial flowers hold a special place on the world of crafts and designs. Be it a centerpiece, a bouquet or to decorate the favourite corner of your house faux flowers are always in possession for a fresh real look. Typically, people look for elegance and beauty in their floral arrangements, so fresh flowers are easy to fall back on. However, silk flowers can look just as beautiful and realistic! We will fall back on faux flowers for given below reasons.

Cost effective

The process of cutting a flower from its bloom, prepared and then forming a bouquet is an expensive process while the faux flowers is half the price of real blooms plus very easy to handle. Prices tend to increase with more detailed and intricate silk flowers, as these arrangements are of a higher quality.

Faux flowers does not expire

Artificial flowers are not prone to wilting, tearing or falling apart from an arrangements. They are more durable and sturdy can be used for any settings. If taken care properly the artificial blooms can last a lifetime while real flowers can maximum survive 5 says depending on the condition.

Can adjust to climatic conditions

Artificial flowers can easily accommodate during the extreme weather conditions and does not have the fear of not getting a particular type of flower required for particular purpose just like wedding. For a Christian wedding if the bride-to-be wants a type of flower that is out of season, she will have to have them shipped, significantly increasing the price of the arrangements.

 

Less or Low Maintenance

Faux flowers require almost no attention! You won’t have to worry about under- or over watering your potted plants, or constantly replacing soiled water for your bouquets gathered in a vase. Stems won’t need re-cutting, petals won’t need rearranging. They look just as beautiful as they did when you purchased them.

No transportation hazards

The artificial flowers have 100% level of tolerance as they are least affected during transportation. They are more resistant and you can place it in a box and restyle it as per your need once you reach your destination.

Camouflage of faux flowers 

At the end of the day it is on oneself whether to go for real flowers or faux flowers as it the matter of one’s aesthetics. In this modern era of designing faux flowers have every quality of being the original best version of real flowers.

The Creative Head of Spacio Collections and Interior Stylist Mr. Navin Kanodia says  – “Artificial flowers when used strategically can create wonders. It is a camouflage of the original flowers. One gets the same amount of excitement seeing artificial flower arrangement as you can barely distinguish between real and unreal. Spacio Collections has some amazing bouquet of faux flowers for every pallet.”

Dome Deco for Spacio Collections

Dôme Deco from Belgium is a brand that offers you a total interior concept built around furniture, home accessories and interior textiles. This beautiful brand is distributed through decoration, furniture and lifestyle stores.

Taking luxury interior décor market in India to its next Level, Dome Déco offers total interior concept built around furniture, décor accessories and home textiles. Based in Dilsen Stokkem, Belgium, the brand has its own legacy in the world of interior design.

The brand’s design philosophy revolves around contrast as the key element. It presents a harmonious, beautiful look created by combining absolute contrasts of content and form. Weaving the concept around the combination of warm-cold, light-dark, city-village, male-female, urban-rural, Dôme Deco creates a totally unique and genuine décor story that epitomizes luxury decor.

Led by Navin Kanodia, the retail brand Spacio is a leading name in the international home décor market. For more than two decades now, Spacio has been acclaimed for offering a wide range of designer home décor and accessories for contemporary Indian homes .The brand has redefined the luxury décor and interior styling in India by bringing in an array of international brands under its portfolio and Dome Deco is one of them.

Navin Kanodia, Creative Head & MD of Spacio says “We are very proud to bring Dome Deco in India as it brings in the global trend of total interior concept built around furniture, décor accents and home fashion textiles. Stefan Verheyen, the designer of Dome Deco is an extremely talented and world acclaimed interior designer and his vision comes alive beautifully with the brand’s styling. The brand evokes a sense of luxury which can be felt only when you actually experience the brand and its products”.

Cosmopolitan living, two words that capture everything Dôme Deco stands for. The brand creates interior collections with a cosmopolitan identity.

Their desire is to gather inspiration in search for the beauty that goes beyond the average. This translates into contemporary collections that are a unique combination of colors and textures. The result is a warm, sophisticated interior atmosphere. An interior look suited for those who enjoy an urban lifestyle with a touch of luxury. Avail this highly acclaimed brand only at Spacio.