Most of the styles are a mix of several different eras and periods. Design styles appear when designers or homemakers take the best of certain periods or fashions and incorporate these elements into homes. For example, most of the country styles today are considered traditional. New decorating ideas have also developed due to a mixing of styles.
A shape or motif used throughout the space can change the look of a room and keep the decor from appearing scattered. Also, one could pick up on the lines of a sofa or favorite chair and repeat that curve or line throughout the space.
If you have an assorted decor collection or a piece of furniture that just doesn’t look like the rest of your stuff, don’t try to hide it. Draw attention to it by using it as the focal point of your space and building the rest of the room around it. This is a great way to turn something that normally wouldn’t fit or match into the “wow” factor.
You can choose woods that match. It’s amazing how two totally contrasting periods of furniture will go well together when they are stained the same shade or made from the same wood. Keep your wood tones consistent to tie pieces together.
Another step is to choose a theme. We are not suggesting a room filled with duck decor or creating a china doll emporium, but choosing a certain theme or look such as coastal or mountain lodge can really bring a room’s elements together. This works especially well in a kid’s room.
Feel free to bend or even break the rules when creating and decorating your room. After all, your home belongs to you!