How to Fuse Contemporary and Heritage in Your Home

When done right, there isn’t much that compares to the perfect fusion of heritage and contemporary within a home. The secret is striking a balance between the two styles. While every home is unique and achieving this balance will differ between builds, there are a few common elements to consider before you get started.

Keep reading to find out how to fuse contemporary and heritage in your home.

Choose a neutral colour palette

Choosing a neutral colour palette for your modern-heritage home will result in a blank canvas of sorts, that allows you to subtly highlight both modern and heritage features. On the heritage front, this could include architectural elements like ornate cornices and ceiling roses, or furnishings like antique armchairs, tables or even that grand piano that’s been in the family for years. A neutral colour palette will allow you to tie these elements into more modern aspects of your home with ease.

Engage an experienced builder

When fusing contemporary and heritage elements, it’s essential to work with an experienced builder. Engage someone who has experience in similar projects, or who specialises in heritage renovations, and thoroughly understands the intricacies of blending old and new.

Approaching your builder with a clear vision will help to ensure your expectations are met and your vision is realised. Think carefully about what you want to achieve and discuss the specifics with your chosen builder before you invest in an expensive architectural design. Successful contemporary-heritage homes are informed by industry knowledge, expert craftsmanship and attention to detail. Choosing a builder who possesses these qualities will ensure your home is brought to life exactly as you envisaged.

Add your personality

Adding pops of your personality throughout your space is what make it a home. Whether it’s a favourite art piece, textured drapes, brightly coloured cushions, or an antique rug, adding personality to your home will make it feel warm and welcoming. By drawing on a combination of modern and antique elements, you can achieve a perfect fusion of contemporary and heritage, in your own unique style.


​​If you’re ready to build your dream contemporary-heritage home, get in touch with the expert team at Sheridan Building today.