With so many different styles that exist today, it’s hard to choose just one favorite. Although, there’s nothing wrong with styling your interior space with just one style, but with  two, three, or four styles, you can really make it interesting and definitely unique! It’s a trial and error process and can easily end up looking too busy and chaotic, here are a couple tips to help you style your interior space with multiple, distinct styles!

 

Color scheme is the most important when blending different styles for a harmonious atmosphere. Shades of blue and grey with a lot of white can work in any style if done right. It will make the interior space cohesive even though the designs are from different eras/periods. Consistency is key, use neutral colors if you want to play it safe and go through less trial and errors! Mixing two or more styles can be a long and frustrating process, but when complete, you’re rewarded with a beautiful interior space you can call your own!

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Choose pieces that use similar or the same materials that also have similar shapes and forms. Natural materials such as wood can be shown in a couple of pieces that will make the space cohesive even with different styles. When it comes to combining two or more styles, simplicity is key. It’s easy to go overboard and become a disaster, make sure to select pieces from different periods that are simple and straightforward designs for a smooth and enjoyable process! The fresh and airy atmosphere in this image shown below has welcomed scandinavian, mid-century, and contemporary designs perfectly.

Japanese-Inspired Bainbridge Island house dining room and kitchen

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Japanese-Inspired Bainbridge Island house dining room and kitchen

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Most often than not, when blending two or more styles, going overboard has never been so easy and so we tend to pick out pieces that are simple and subtle to not have the interior space become overwhelming and too bold of a personality. Consider picking out only a few accent pieces that can bring a bold personality. It can tie in the interior space with little or no decor and accessories. Go big on the necessary items from whatever style period you prefer and you won’t need any knick knacks to keep the interior space interesting, it already will be with the bold essentials you have!

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It’s hard to stray away from traditional designs, as it is one of the timeless designs that make the interior space elegant and warm. Traditional designs have a specific element in terms of detail and can be tricky to blend with other styles/themes, but when successfully done, it can make the interior space truly one of a kind. Consider using dark leather materials with light detail and even a rustic style rug to give the interior space balance. There are many options that traditional designs can compliment, such as industrial and rustic styles.

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The parisian inspired design is also a difficult style to mix with others due to its distinct elements in detail and finishes. You want to go simple and basic in your necessities and decor/accessories. Color scheme will play a big role in this particular situation. Painting the walls is non traditional of the parisian style, it brings the interior space a sense of an update on parisian style and makes the space feel lively with little decor. It’s perfect, the colored walls is actually part of your decor without taking up any room. Place an accent lighting fixture to bring it all together!

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