Saturday, January 12, 2008

Combining Styles

It is easy to design a home using one theme. For example, you like traditional designs, and your partner also likes them, you will have no problem in decorating your home. But what if one likes traditional decors and the other one favors modern styling? Well, it is still possible to combine these two themes.

For example, in the living room, the heart of the home, you can create a design inspired by traditional and modern styles. One scenario for this is to use modern couch preferably in white or beige. To make the room appealing, use earth toned paint on the walls. This arrangement would make the wall and the couch more visible.

You can add more to that by using throw pillows in pairs. Every pair should consist of one modern and one traditional colored throws. The pair will contrast each other thus making them look more visible and appealing. Then, you can use an earth-toned center table which will contrast with the couch. On top of the table, you can use a contemporary vase and real flowers to add more contrast.

Remember that you can either have your decors complement or contrast each other. And since it is not easy for contemporary decors to complement traditional ones and vice-versa, it is of course wise to let them contrast each other.

There it is guys. If you find yourself in a situation where you need to combine traditional and contemporary designs, you might want to give that idea a try.

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