I find it fascinating that each of us, while completely different in personality and looks, also have differing preferences when it comes to our homes. Our personalities and interests definitely play a large part in what our interior design style is. And to add even more fuel to the fire, our lifestyles directly impact this as well!
With such complex aspects to consider when designing a home, there’s no wonder many homeowners suffer from decision fatigue or even regret decisions 6-12months afterward.
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Have you ever found yourself being drawn to multiple interior design styles? This is perfectly normal! In fact, it would be strange if you only stuck to just the one style and everything about your home was super regimented to it. For example, I’m drawn to more relaxed styles like Bohemian interiors, while I also love the textures of farmhouse and coastal design too!
So how do I infuse different styles into my home? And the homes of my clients? Here are my top tips for infusing different styles into your home!
The Main Interior Design Style
You should start with the main interior design style that you absolutely love. This could be farmhouse, coastal, industrial, or traditional – any interior design style that you would say overrides any of the others.
With your main interior design style, you need to use this as the foundation for all of your rooms. This should provide you with the base to build from. It may be that you choose to follow some of the coloring associated with this interior design style and build up a design scheme from there.
Choose some neutral colors and materials that are associated with your main interior design style and have a look at the design of your furniture choices too. There are differences in the silhouettes which allude to different interior styles.
Next, you’ll need to pick a secondary interior design style that you can start to weave into the main one. If you like multiple different styles, it’s important to either try and narrow this down or select aspects of each secondary style that are similar. For example, are there similar colors, materials, or themes running through them that you could use in your home?
It’s crucial that you avoid mixing too many different and contrasting elements from styles in order to avoid any confusion within the space. The next few points will help with this!
The Color Palette
While it may be tempting to mix and match lots of different colors and textures into your home, this will only cause visual overwhelm. Plus, it may single out pieces of furniture rather than making them work together visually.
You should start with a neutral color palette and build colors into it. Be selective of which colors you add – only choose the ones you absolutely love from your chosen styles. This will help to make the rooms throughout the house feel more unified, despite the potential change in furniture style and decoration.
Limit your color palette and use neutral colors as the base for each room so the whole home feels cohesive.
Find similarities! Whether it’s through the paint colors, furniture colors or materials, or textures, there should be something you can find between styles that are similar. This will help to make the room feel more cohesive and consistent.
By infusing two or more interior design styles you can create a totally unique home that is distinctive to you.
Above all, choose an interior design style that you absolutely love! And weave aspects of other styles into it. You should remember that interior design styles evolve with time so be flexible in your approach.
What’s your favorite interior design style? Are you drawn to multiple styles? I’d love to hear all about it in the comments below!