Combine Different Styles To Decorate Your Home

Combine Different Styles To Decorate Your Home

It often happens that we fall for the contemporary design style with clean and sharp lines. But down the years, we inherit some traditional furniture with rich carving and luxurious drapes from our parents and wonder how to synthesise the two styles to create a harmonius look?

Or what do you do when you get tired of a particular style and want to reinvent the style on a budget? You can create a look by mixing various elements, giving a distinct and eclectic look to your living space.

Mix Art with Furniture

Traditional furniture often have a lived-in look.They are generally also rich in colour and texture and details. These furniture are often found in dark wood colours.

So offset the effect of a chocolate brown or black wood with a bright abstract painting in multicolour. Even a wall paper or prints with some graphic design will take your décor a few notches up.

Again, if you have a modern set-up, get a few artworks with old-world charm and get them framed with ornate frames to offset the hard edges of the furniture pieces.

Bind With Colour

Experts say that it is easy to unify areas and styles with colour. You may get your walls painted in a neutral colour or can get the furniture pieces in the same shade when you are trying to merge too many styles.

A white sleek leather couch can have a perfect mate in a white old coffee table. Or that beautiful carved chair from your mother can become one with other pieces of your furniture with a fresh coat of paint as per your décor style.

Similarly upholsteries in the single colour can tie the pieces together. You may even consider small and medium similar prints or narrow or broad stripes in same colour for different pieces of furniture from different eras to create a cohesive look.

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Focal Point

When you create a focal point in your room, you immediately generate a point of interest. You can do this with a chandelier, an oriental rug, an embroidered cushion cover,brocade throw, a wall decor – whatever you fancy.  A unique piece of furniture, a bright print,an interesting wall surface or floor tile motif can bring your room alive and blend decorating styles.

Challenge Architectural Styles

To play safe, we often try to play up the architectural styles with our furniture pieces.Break the rule and mix contemporary furniture with an old townhouse bungalow with vintage style fireplace and walls,or decorate a modern pad with some old style ornate pieces. This will surely generate rave reviews from friends and relatives and offer a visual treat.

Merge Different Designs

Confidently acquire and mix pieces that you really adore and not just to avoid risks.Sleek metal chairs will complement a round coffee table; or a delicately carved cabinet will go well with a modern lounger.

Or an oriental inlaid side table can show off some modern pieces of  accessories or a throw embroidered by your granny can be draped over your modern Eames chair.

It often happens that we fall for the contemporary design style with clean and sharp lines. But down the years, we inherit some traditional furniture with rich carving and luxurious drapes from our parents and wonder how to synthesise the two styles to create a harmonius look?

Or what do you do when you get tired of a particular style and want to reinvent the style on a budget? You can create a look by mixing various elements, giving a distinct and eclectic look to your living space.

Mix Art with Furniture

Traditional furniture often have a lived-in look.They are generally also rich in colour and texture and details. These furniture are often found in dark wood colours.

So offset the effect of a chocolate brown or black wood with a bright abstract painting in multicolour. Even a wall paper or prints with some graphic design will take your décor a few notches up.

Again, if you have a modern set-up, get a few artworks with old-world charm and get them framed with ornate frames to offset the hard edges of the furniture pieces.

Bind With Colour

Experts say that it is easy to unify areas and styles with colour. You may get your walls painted in a neutral colour or can get the furniture pieces in the same shade when you are trying to merge too many styles.

A white sleek leather couch can have a perfect mate in a white old coffee table. Or that beautiful carved chair from your mother can become one with other pieces of your furniture with a fresh coat of paint as per your décor style.

Similarly upholsteries in the single colour can tie the pieces together. You may even consider small and medium similar prints or narrow or broad stripes in same colour for different pieces of furniture from different eras to create a cohesive look.

Focal Point

When you create a focal point in your room, you immediately generate a point of interest. You can do this with a chandelier, an oriental rug, an embroidered cushion cover,brocade throw, a wall decor – whatever you fancy.

A unique piece of furniture, a bright print,an interesting wall surface or floor tile motif can bring your room alive and blend decorating styles.

Challenge Architectural Styles

To play safe, we often try to play up the architectural styles with our furniture pieces.Break the rule and mix contemporary furniture with an old townhouse bungalow with vintage style fireplace and walls,or decorate a modern pad with some old style ornate pieces. This will surely generate rave reviews from friends and relatives and offer a visual treat.

Merge Different Designs

Confidently acquire and mix pieces that you really adore and not just to avoid risks. Sleek metal chairs will complement a round coffee table; or a delicately carved cabinet will go well with a modern lounger.

Or an oriental inlaid side table can show off some modern pieces of  accessories or a throw embroidered by your granny can be draped over your modern Eames chair.

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