Decorating your home can be extremely difficult. Especially if you’re the type of person that likes to mix and match, or if your roommate, husband, partner, children are all into different styles of d?cor. Your home can easily become a mishmash of design and style, leaving it looking disorganized and all over the place! Don’t worry though, there are easy ways to define your style, the hard part can be sticking with that one style.
The key is to identify your style. Now, there are three major styles that you will find everywhere; modern or contemporary, country or traditional, and antique. There are many differences throughout the styles, but some tend to dip into each other. As long as they are in the same family, you should be safe changing up your style a little bit!
Modern or contemporary furniture is referred to furniture made after the 19th century until the present day. The major difference in modern furniture in comparison to traditional furniture is the simplicity of it. The basic shapes and bold colors replaced floral designs and busy patterns. While modern designs are typically easy to match with other modern styles, it can be hard tying that look in with others, like a country theme.
A country theme is quite different than the modern style, because it is typically patterned, like a checker pattern, or plaid. Generally speaking, a country theme creates a very ?homey? style, making all guests feel welcome and right at home. Again, because of the busy patterns that are typically a characteristic of this style, it makes it hard to coordinate with other styles and mix and match with other furniture. Keep the designs simple, a solid wall paper with fun curtains, or vice versa.
Next is the classic furniture, like antique buffets. These styles are always beautiful, because these pieces were not manufactured by machines, but rather people’s hard working hands, constantly working to ensure the products are perfect. Many people collect these pieces for their rarity, when furniture was not mass produced by machines. This style is beautiful and can be elegantly mixed in with other styles, making it easier to decorate and keep a theme throughout the home that will last over time.
Each style represents a different place and time, and can be extremely beautiful. The key is to stick with one motif, and work with it. Take a look at some different styles and see which ones inspire you, and go from there.