3 Tips to Combining Homes & Design Styles / by Erin Mulvany

Whenever you find that person you’re ready to share a space with it is an intoxicating feeling. You’re on cloud nine, weightless and are already casting who will play you the romcom made about your relationship. Then you have to actually combine homes. Movies tend to skip this part. Combining styles and furniture can be difficult if you’re farmhouse and he’s mid-century modern. Don’t panic! Here are three easy tips to combining homes and design styles that will leave your relationship intact.

Abstract vs. Classic

Some people can be a little out there while others can love the status quo. That doesn’t mean your house has to be either-or. Use abstract art to offset classic furniture pieces or vice versa. This will give your space an updated look and will allow you more freedom in combining period pieces that fit within your motif.

Hue and Me

Deciding on colors can be difficult and, let’s be real, all those shades of gray start to run together at a certain point. Merge styles a color combination. Whether it is an accent color or updating a decade by using a high gloss paint, you can modernize or traditional a space with paint.

Cover It Up

Every commercial I see that shows a couple moving in together highlights the chair. The chair the man loves and cannot live without yet it is falling about. This is where some DIYing and a weekend project can salvage his favorite piece. Either purchase a slipcover or reupholster the chair (or whatever his favorite piece may be) and find that spot in a room where it can blend or be an accent piece.

Mixing styles can be a challenge but if you work together, the end result can be spectacular. Don’t worry if you’re stuck in a room or paint colors are being the enemy; contact us for a consultation about your space!