21. Mixing Styles
Decorators have been reluctant to mix styles for many years now, often sticking exclusively to, for example, Mid-century Modern if even one piece of furniture matches that style. This rigid style principle really has no place in the modern aesthetic, and designers are finally freeing themselves to mix and match styles of design as they please. Don’t let rooms become too one-note with one predominant look. Combining techniques draws the eye throughout the room and keeps any one style from looking too dated or stale. It gives a space a better sense of longevity and can create an entirely new style vibe that is uniquely your own.