How to Mix and Match Decor Styles When Decorating:
Country Chic and Contemporary Decor Blend
An airy vertical shiplap wall brings the country look and keeps the room light while adding warmth.
The weathered wood table is paired with metal dining chairs in white. A botanical print above the tables adds a touch of vibrancy. While pops of fresh greenery and rustic elements -like the distressed wood door- evoke a nostalgic feel.
As you can see from the pictures above, this bathroom mixed the rustic elements of country chic style with modern materials, giving it an elegant and old-world charm. It has dark wood flooring, white walls, and vintage decor details.
The use of dark rustic wood definitely added some contrast, while the french-style bathtub, with its intricate details, creates a lovely focal point. Adding a country detail a la francaise, a white enamel pitcher holds an enchanting bouquet of wildflowers.
Scandinavian and Mid-Century Decor Style
Just have a look at this space for inspiration! The clean lines and simple silhouettes of both styles merged into one flawless bedroom.
In addition to its neutral (scandi-inspired) color palette, just one bold color was used as the main accent. The chair with tapered legs, geometric lamp, and low furniture give the room a distinct mid-century vibe with just the right amount of Scandinavian sophistication.
The sleek lounge chair has sharp body lines and geometrical patterns that mid-century style is all about, while the color scheme is more Scandinavian. The homeowner added a dash of glam with the curved golden floor lamp, and the reclaimed tree stump table brings some much-needed hygge to the room.
French Provincial and Modern
The French countryside has a certain ‘Je ne sais quoi’ that’s charming, but it becomes irresistible when you add a modern twist! The mix-matching of these two different decor styles creates a balance between past and present while still looking trendy.
As you can see, this space has exposed beam ceilings and wood in ashy tones. Cabinets of delicate shapes with simple ornaments and white-washed walls create an inviting atmosphere with a modern edge.
The whole room consists of the hallmarks of french design like a rustic farmhouse barn door, iron chandelier, a tulle bed skirt, layered pillows, and a soft color scheme of pale turquoise and light greys.
But everything is balanced elegantly due to the simplicity and lack of intricate patterns and adornments, making it feel modern.
Industrial Style and Rustic Decor
The owners of this kitchen took two of the most popular design aesthetics out there – industrial and rustic – and joined them in this stylish room.
Exposed ceiling beams and dark wooden cabinets complement the space while adding character to the design.
Mix and Match Boho and Farmhouse Styles
What does it take to make a farmhouse have a boho flair? Details! Take notes from how the owners of this charming living room did it.
A blue wall features built-in shelves showcasing an eclectic mix of decor items from around the world.
The layered rugs, throw pillows, cozy furniture, and pops of color, thanks to the greenery, make this living room an ideal retreat to relax or entertain guests.
This cozy corner, located in the basement of the home, nails the blended look perfectly! The room embodies the coziness of a farmhouse home while incorporating bohemian details.
It is the furniture choices in this room that make the whole space flow. The canopy egg chair evokes the seventies design era along with the throw blanket, greenery, and layered rugs in textured natural fabrics.
Here are my best tips if you plan to mix and match styles:
Mixing Styles in Interior Design
When mixing interior design styles, don’t focus on the differences. Instead, highlight the similarities.
Use the similar lines and details both styles share and work around these elements to create harmony in your space.
How to Mix Home Decor Styles When Decorating
Finding the perfect color palette is a whole topic all on its own (you can read more about it in this post HERE) but it’s crucial when blending styles.
The way to pull this off is by choosing a color palette that’s primarily neutral. Then, you can break things up using patterns, greenery, textures, and color accents.
This tip is essential if you plan to mix styles that are ornament-heavy.
The popular 60-30-10 rule is a great color formula to use as a guide if you’re struggling to decide your color scheme. (Plus, it works with any style!)