Super Easy Tips For Mixing Decor Styles
We are all guilty of doing this until it goes out of control and the process of mixing turns into kitsch of colors and hazy moods. We’re talking about mixing up decor styles; if you thought cocktails, well, good on you! The weekend is always just around the corner *wink wink*
When it comes to mixing up decor styles, most of us go overboard, mix multiple varieties and cultures, and make a mess. Without some well-researched tips and tricks, it’s almost impossible to land on the perfect aesthetic while mixing decor styles. So that your result is pleasing, we bring you some effortless and easy tips to combine decor approaches:
The 80/20 Rule
The general rule of thumb that MUST be followed is the 80-20 rule. Let one predominant style steal the show in your home or a particular room, and devote the remaining 20% to another decor type you really love but aren’t too keen on using on a maximum scale. This keeps your interiors’ theme unison and doesn’t make you feel like you’re living in a circus.
Pro Tip: Mix up an 80% Mid-century modern interior style with 20% Industrial modern for some aspects that aren’t too obvious to the naked eye; your home will be a perfect blend between the old times and now!
Keep a Consistent Color Palette
When decorating your home, don’t go more than 3-4 colors, especially for the bedroom. Space is smaller, and using more colors may seem fun initially, but you’ll have sleepless nights with all the color interference. If you’re a boho-chic person and have Scandinavian roots, you could stick to whites, earthy tones, and maybe a little pop of pink for the accents.
When deciding the accent colors, they must not dominate the furniture or accessories. Little knick-knacks, sculptures, or a painting will make your mixed style pop with a pleasing tone on the mind.
Find Your Focal Point
What’s the best way to use that oddball couch or coffee table you have? Make it the center of attraction in the room, and voila! You have yourself a focal point! That antique vase that gramma gave you or that driftwood table you picked up in a flea market can be the focal point if it’s the most quirky thing you own.
All you have to do is set it in a place that gathers the most attention, and suddenly, your oddball decor piece is now a museum piece. Your decor styles have not effectively mixed and matched perfectly.
Mixing up decor style is incomplete without pillows. Pillows are so versatile, with all the different sizes and the covers you can use. The key idea is to mix up the decor styles by playing with the pillowcases’ pattern, texture, or aesthetic! But generally, the rest of the furnishings’ surface should be consistent and keeping in tune with the mood of the room.
If ever you want to break any decor rules, pillows are the BEST way to do them! They look harmless, and you sure as hell cannot hold them accountable for lack of cohesion because they only add to comfort and fluffiness!
The Art of Balance
Grouping like things together is one of the best ways to enhance the balance in your decor mixing. Since you’re already mixing up styles, achieving a balanced state is vital for successful interior design aesthetics.
Group a variety of things that may seem different at first glance but are united by a common element, like color, textures, sizes, use, and make a cohesive collage of sorts so that it is pleasing to the eye once all the features come together!
Let’s make one thing clear from the start; these rules are not meant to be followed by the T. Your home is an extension of your mind, so. What works best for you, along with these tips, is the right approach. Nothing is set in stone, and when it comes to the creative arts like interior design. Go DIY or collaborate with professional help and your creativity; it will reap better rewards!
SO, nothing is stopping you from stepping up to create the best mixed-decor style ever!