Past meets present: Strike the perfect balance with your interior décor

Striking the balance between period and modern design styles in your interior décor can be a difficult task to achieve, but with the right frame of mind, it's possible to make these opposing influences work together. To help you on your path to eclectic perfection, we're taking inspiration from the gorgeous Leamington Road Villas in Notting Hill, which is currently on the market with Savills. What are you waiting for? Let's get planning for your home! savills 1

Neutral colours

You'll see that in the Leamington Road Villas property, the colour palette is made up of neutral colours like cream and beige. As well as creating a sense of understated elegance, these timeless shades are perfect for linking together period and modern styles.

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Modern accessories

With its original Victorian features, choosing period-style furnishings would most likely be a step too far for this property. You'll notice that the accessories in the lounge are much more modern in style than the room itself. If you have a period home, add a contemporary feel to it with soft furnishings and art – basically anything that will add a stamp of personality to your home.

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Lots of light

Bring a period property fully up to date with spotlights and statement wall lamps, as can be seen in the images. If you're looking to bring some period style to a new home, do it with vintage-style lighting, like a glamorous chandelier.