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How to Mix and Match Styles in Room Decoration

When it comes to mix and match of different designs, you can create a highly exclusive and distinctive environment. The challenge is immense, especially when considering a range of designs. To come up with a great combination of different aesthetics, check out this comprehensive guide to create a space that reflects your personality and to master the art of mixing and matching styles in your bedroom.

Understanding Design Styles

Before looking at hybrids, it’s important to understand the most popular design trends.

  1. New Design

With clean lines, neutral colors and minimal materials, the new design focuses on: Simplicity and functionality.

  1. Classic Design

Classic style is characterized by antiques, rich colors and decorative details, which evoke a timeless elegance.

  1. Bohemian Design

Boho style is vibrant, combining patterns, textures and colors to create a relaxed and artistic atmosphere.

  1. Industrial Design

Industrial style uses raw materials such as exposed brick, metal and wood.

  1. Scandinavian Design

Scandinavian style emphasizes simplicity, functionality and simplicity using neutral color palettes and natural materials.

Steps to mix and match types

  1. Define your base image.

Start by choosing a basic style as the basis for your room design. This basic look should reflect your best aesthetic interests and provide a consistent background for the other elements.

  1. Add Accent Styles

Choose one or two secondary styles to complement the main style. These types of accents should add contrast and interest without overwhelming the design. For example, you can add bohemian accents to the new basic look to add warmth and eclecticism.

  1. Create a color palette

A good color palette is important to bring different styles together. Choose a neutral base color and add complementary colors to your accent style. This approach ensures a balanced and cohesive look. For example, if you combine Scandinavian and industrial styles, use white and gray as a base with touches of black and natural wood.

  1. Proportional Balance

Balance the balance of each style element to avoid confusion. Use the 80/20 rule. 80% of the design is basic style and 20% accent style. This balance allows each character to shine without competing for attention.

  1. Mixing Patterns and Textures

Mixing different styles and textures can add depth to a room. Try mixing soft and rough textures, such as a soft rug with a metallic coffee table, or mixing geometric and floral patterns. Make sure your patterns coordinate by sharing a common color.

  1. Integration with Tools

Tools are the best way to link different types. Use artwork, pillows, rugs, and decorative items that incorporate elements of each style. For example, a modern room with bohemian touches has stylish furniture with colorful pillows and vintage rugs.

  1. Mix and match elements

Mixing elements from different patterns and styles can create a dynamic space. Try to combine a modern sofa  with an antique chair or Scandinavian sideboard with a industrial coffee table. Make sure there are unifying elements in the pieces, such as colors or similar elements.

  1. Consider scale and proportion

Make sure your furniture and decorations are the same scale and size. A large sofa with a comfortable seat and a light chair may not look good together. Instead, choose products that complement each other in size and scale.

  1. Be personal

Include personal items that tell your story, such as travel souvenirs, family heirlooms, DIY projects, etc. These unique touches can bring different styles together and make a room look better and more cohesive.

  1. Test and Fix

Don’t be afraid to test and fix. Interior design is a creative process and sometimes you need to find the right combination. Arrange objects, change tools and adjust the color palette until you get the look you want.

The art of blending different types of decor in a room is as close to perfect as it appears. With these steps, you can build your own space by understanding the principles of different designs. Embrace the process, trust your thinking, and have fun creating a room that beautifully reflects your personality.


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