When redecorating, it’s important to think of your home as a single, unified unit. Each room shouldn’t have a completely different theme.
While there can be some variation, it’s often best to keep a consistency through colors, textures, patterns, and a central theme of design. If you’re unsure of where to start, we’ve outlined five of the most common themes in home decor as a jumping off point. Which theme best fits your style?
One of the most enduring design trends, Early American experienced a resurgence in the 1940s and 50s, and it’s never really left! As the name implies, decor along this theme recalls Colonial America and included wingback chairs, candelabras, and wood galore.
A theme after our own hearts! Inspired by the designs of the 1950s and 60s, the mid-century modern look remains one of the most popular and hip schools of design even today. Hallmarked by sleek lines, retro shapes and a myriad of colors and textures, this is a trend that is always in vogue.
Born out of the young professional’s need for upscale, luxurious finishings, the industrial theme incorporates steel and leather for a kind of night and day contrast. Other earmarks include studded furnishings, bare bones lighting and stripped down architecture.
Think shabby chic and homespun cozy when going for a Country vibe. This style is all about exposed woods, bright but classic tones, and an easy, just-thrown-together look that exudes character and charm.
You can’t go wrong with this by-the-book decorating theme. Dress your space up or down with this timeless style that veers towards the middle of the road when it comes to furnishings, accents, and decor.
Whatever theme you choose, it’s important to establish it throughout the rooms in your How disjointed would your home look if you had a Country living room, Polynesian kitchen, and Early American bedrooms? If each room follows the theme, however, it would look like one unified space and create a cohesive feel you’re sure to love.