The Do’s And Don’ts Of Mixing Decor Styles

There is great joy in picking out the decor for your home. The decor one picks sets the whole vibe of the room. It accentuates the personality of the owner and decides the aesthetics. Mixing decor styles can make your living spaces more well-thought and personal.

However, there are some rules to mixing decor styles. Here are some do's and don'ts of mixing decor styles that can help you:

  Use neutral backgrounds and add a tinge of bright colours with a pillow, ottoman or a simple piece of furniture.
  Saturate or overload the room with bright colours. It may look too confusing and bright.

  Add a few traditional pieces to sleek modern decor. For instance, a traditional vase in a minimalist, modern space looks stunning and is pleasing to look at.
  Include too many traditional pieces from the same period. Your living room might begin to look like a flea market.

  Use contrasting textures and colours like hard wood or shiny metallic surfaces can be mixed with soft textures.
  Mix different wood surfaces together or it will look chaotic. Rich mahogany, light maple and driftwood cannot sit in the same room.

Mixing different aesthetics and decor styles is a great way to customise your home decor and living space. But what is the right way to mix decor styles? How far does one go?

The best way to mix decor styles is by using the 80/20 method. 80% of your home decor must be in one style and must be paired with 20% of another style of your choice.

How do you know what styles to mix with what? You simply experiment with it. With these do's and don'ts, you can easily determine what styles go together and how they can complement each other.

The most important part of mixing decor styles is to have fun. Stay in touch with your personal aesthetics and find a way to blend your favourite styles together. Your home is a space that you can call your own. It gets so much better when all its pieces fit right in it.