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7 Tips on Blending Different Interior Design Styles

Have you ever thought of combining different interior design styles? Sure, each style has its unique elements, and it may seem like a daunting task to blend different styles, but even the most distinct styles can work together to create a stylish and cohesive look.

If you’re planning on blending styles for a fresh new look, here are some practical tips that will make combining various interior design styles feel like a walk in the park.

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Understand Your Styles

First thing you need to do before deciding on which styles to merch is to understand what each of them brings to the table. You can’t hope to be successful in merging different styles if you don’t know anything about them. Research on different design philosophies, materials, color schemes, and types of furniture associated with each style. By understanding the core elements of each style, you’ll be able to visualize how they can complement or contrast with each other, and you’ll have an easier time combining them.

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Choose a Neutral Foundation

Starting with a neutral base is like having a blank canvas where you can freely paint your ideas. Opt for neutral walls, flooring, and furniture pieces as the foundation of your design. This gives you the freedom to add and experiment with different styles without making the room look chaotic. Starting with a neutral foundation also makes it easier to transition to other styles easier.

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Find the Common Ground

Give yourself an easier time blending styles by finding common ground between styles.  These shared elements could be anything from similar shapes, patterns, or even shared historical periods. These common elements act as a bridge to providing a visual link between the two styles resulting in a space that feels cohesive and connected.

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Balance is Key

A successful blending of styles relies on maintaining balance. This means that no one style should overpower another. Look for the perfect balance in both styles that harmonize them.  Aim to balance out a dominant piece from one style with an equally eye-catching piece from the other style you’re blending it with to ensure that the overall design won’t lean too heavily on just one style.


Use Transitional Pieces

Transitional pieces can also help bridge the gap between two styles. These pieces combine elements from both styles and have a more neutral aesthetic that can help blend the two styles. Transitional pieces help prevent the design from feeling disjointed by creating a smooth visual flow.

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Consider Scale

When blending different styles, it’s important to take the scale of your decor into account. Although they don’t need to be exactly the same size, try to make sure to use pieces of similar scale for a more harmonious combination.

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Experiment and Evolve

The act of blending different interior design styles to form one cohesive look is already an experiment. So, don’t be afraid to switch things up, and don’t be afraid of mistakes. Mistakes can help you learn which combinations work and which ones don’t.

And there you have it - 7 tips to help you create a cohesive look by combining different design styles. With these tips and an open mind, you’re on your way to mastering blending styles.

Remember that these tips are merely guidelines to help you through your design process and not strict rules that should be followed. Take from it what applies to your design and go with what you think looks best for you. After all, the important thing is that your space reflects you and evolves with your changing tastes and preferences.


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