How to Incorporate Southern Style Into Modern Home Design

by / Friday, 02 September 2016 / Published in Latest Blog Entries - Stanley Homes Inc.

The famous Southern Style is a classic style found in Florida and Southeast US. This is not just a home design style, it is more like a way of living. The Southern Style was created based on the southern charm and the effort to bring family and friends together. This style is known for its warmth and coziness and it seems that this is what many people miss when they opt for the modern home design. But, the good news is that there is a way to incorporate southern style into modern home design.

First of all, start with the simplest activity – use some found objects and items. This means that you can create a nice contrast between modern furniture with vintage and rustic objects from the past. In this way, you will achieve better depth and richness. If you don’t have old objects in your home, visit some antique store or even a flea market. We are sure that you will find some commonly used pieces of furniture and other items used in homes in Florida in the past.

Furthermore, you must keep in mind that modern home design is a little bit cold, so you need to use the good old southern style to make things warmer. Mix modern furniture and accessories with architectural elements used in the old world. Bright floors made of pine and beaded-board wainscoting is always a good idea. You can also use a contemporary sofa with low height to highlight the high ceiling.

It is a good idea to make combinations of different styles of vintage furniture in order to stay away from clichés. If you want to make the room look interesting and attracted it must appear like all the elements in it are gathered after some period of time. For instance, you can use funky pillows and interesting garden stool made of ceramic with French armchair (with a rounded back).

Showcase bright and distinctive colors and new patterns to create contrast with the airy background. White cotton can be used in upholstered furniture because it makes everything look casual and comfy. White is one of the most used colors in both modern and vintage design.

While it is true that some of the rooms used in the past are no longer used today, this doesn’t mean that if you follow the traditional southern style you will get a non-functional house. On the contrary, it is very easy to adjust these rooms into something new. For instance, many people need home offices and the traditional decoration will make these rooms more comfortable and relaxing. In addition, it is not difficult to create a modern/vintage mix in a so-called man cave.

The best part is that you can find dozens of southern style living plans online and by consulting a professional designer you can come up with a contemporary solution. What is important is to understand that modern home design does not exclude southern style.

We hope that these tips will help you find build your dream home. We are open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for your convenience, as well as Sundays from noon until 5 p.m. Special arrangements to tour our model homes at a different time can be made by calling the sales hotline start living your lifestyle 321-684-7761.

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