Combining Decorating Styles for Couples with Different Tastes.
June is called the Wedding Month, and with a marriage comes a big decorating dilemma – whose decorating style is used for the household décor?
Fortunately, couples don’t have to settle on just one person’s design preference just to avoid having an argument. There are a lot of ways to merge different styles. Today I’m sharing a few, simple design tips to keep in mind when merging two residences.
The couple should find some common ground by selecting a few items that appeal to both. In fact, sometimes the house itself dictates how a couple should blend their furniture and decorating styles. The items chosen should naturally flow throughout the entire home.
A well-thought-out color scheme can easily harmonize different styles, such as modern and traditional. The same is true for patterns and textures. If one prefers bold prints and the other doesn’t, then focus instead on the items that can be easily changed, such as paint and accessories.
Focus on Function
The room’s function should be taken into consideration, too. For example, some people might want their bedroom to accommodate reading or watching television, while others might want a space for meditation or yoga. This is where the function of each room should be the guide in the design process and help to harmonize both.
Despite the fact that combining existing furnishings can sometimes be nerve-racking, by simply consulting a professional often helps the couple synchronize their styles naturally. The easiest part will be trying to decide on what both of them like, and by consulting a professional, it allows them to find which of their styles have already blended or matched.
Small accent pieces, such as lamps, pillows, and accessories can provide the finishing touches in combining different decorating styles. However, if agreeing on the décor of each room seems to be too difficult, try dividing the decorating tasks between rooms. For instance, one will have creative control over the kitchen and master bedroom, while the other will decide the style of the finished basement and downstairs bath.
Overall, couples should have fun decorating their home, especially if it’s their first home, because it will be the reflection of their personality and new lives together.
If you would like some help blending your decorating styles, contact me today! I’ll help you discover a fresh new look that will transform the appearance of any (or all) of your rooms!
“My design style is Effortless and Enduring. Decorating should never be stressful or overwhelming. Let me show you a more laid-back approach to interior design… as well as a way to create rooms that can stand the test of time. I love designs that are classic, but with elements of current style to keep the look fresh.”
Leslie Sarmiento, Your Personal Interior Decorator