I run into this question all the time in home redesign consultations, “How do I mix styles?” If you have older furniture or furniture that you inherited and want to add a fresh look to a room, and mix styles, you can! Follow these three tips:
1. Mix styles by using the same color family.
In this example, a traditional table is mixed with modern white chairs, a white shelving unit, and white accessories to add pops of white to the room.
2. Match the size and shape of items, not the style.
In this example, the side chairs are different in style, share the same color hue and size.
3. Balance and distribute styles so that they appear equally weighted.
This little bedroom shows differing side tables and artwork, however, they are balanced in overall weight.
By Debbie Correale, founder and owner of Redesign Right, LLC. You can learn more about her at RedesignRight.com. Find her on Facebook.com/RedesignRight, Twitter @RedesignRight, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Houzz, Google+ and Instagram. Feature photo owned by Debbie Correale.