Decorating Guides
Sep 26, 2017

How To Design Like A Pro

The days of ordering furniture sets from catalogs is over. People want bold, fresh looks that reflect their unique style, not predetermined outdated looks. When decorating your house, inspire your visitors by mixing design styles and elements that will create an eclectic, one-of-a-kind space.

It may be difficult to decide which styles and pieces go together if you are not a professional designer. Follow our 4 easy tips to mixing design styles that are sure to transform a room or an entire house from drab to fab without breaking the bank!

Add Bold Centerpieces

The easiest and safest way to mix design styles is to focus on adding bold centerpieces to your room. If you don’t have a big budget or a large space, you can add a bright or patterned recliner to offset a traditional, monotone small sectional sofa. Check out our Blanco Modern 2 Tone Black and White Recliner. This is a great piece for a room with predominantly black furniture. It will create a classic, yet sleek look for a bachelor pad or retro living room.

Mix Traditional with Modern

You don’t need to commit to either a traditional or a modern room. Mix it up by combining the two. You can purchase a contemporary sofa and offset it with traditional rugs or art from a local garage sale or thrift store so you don’t break your budget.

The opposite can also be true if you have traditional furniture. You can update the look of the room with modern and abstract pieces of art, paintings, vases or posters.

Find a Common Link

You can mix all the main trends – mid-century, traditional and modern – as long as you can find a common link. Whether it is a specific color, texture, size or theme, a unifying factor will tie the room together.

If you really want to add a piece that you just can’t seem to match with anything else, don’t be afraid to change it up! A fresh new coat of paint, or adding new covers to throw pillows can liven up any room.

Go From Large to Small

It can be overwhelming to plan how to decorate every detail of a room or house, which is why it’s easier to focus on the large ticket item before moving on to the minute details. Start by purchasing furniture pieces, then moving on to rugs and curtains, then big artwork, followed by small accent pieces and throw pillows. As you see the larger items together, you will get a better sense of what you need to complement the space. Following this strategy will ensure meet the full room makeover without added stress.

If you need help decorating, contact Sofamania.com, where a representative is available via online chat to answer any of your questions and help you make the right choice for your designing needs!