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Each architectural style has something unique about it. It’s usually a good idea to stick to one style, especially when we don’t have a lot of experience designing spaces. However, our home is supposed to reflect our aesthetics, so combining different styles is not at all forbidden. If you like cool Scandinavian countries, but at the same time you are attracted to the aesthetics of the countryside or boho – this article is for you!

Combining different styles in one place can be a challenge, but the game is totally worth it. This way, we can create truly unique interiors that scream our name out loud. How can this be done?

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The first step should be to choose our main architectural style that we want to bring into the interior. Choosing a dominant aesthetic is extremely important because it allows for it interior designwhich complement each other beautifully. We choose one that we want to mesh with our dominant architectural style. We advise not to choose more patterns – it may cause a mess.

80/20

Architects recommend using the 80/20 ratio when designing a space with two styles. This means that 80% of the interior space should be filled with our dominant style, and 20% will be our ice layer, that is, elements with a complementary style. This base is great because it allows us to bring something new and something that immediately catches the eye into the interior, without disturbing the balance of the room. This chandelier at 20% can be a glamorous style chandelier in an industrial interior or an armchair from the middle of the century, which stands out in an interesting way against the background of a minimalist interior. Such a combination of different architectural styles will definitely add character to our home.

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Look for similarities

There is a clear distinction between different architectural styles for a reason. They were born in different countries, cultures and times. However, there are elements that repeat or are similar to each other between the styles, and only these elements need to be combined with each other to create a more cohesive and harmonious space.

For example, we find many similarities between Scandinavian and Japanese Zen models. Open up warm woods, straight lines, and neutral colors – let’s use these elements to combine both styles into one project.

Designing your home is definitely a challenge, so we can hire an interior designer. Thanks to this, our vision will be revived, and we will live in interiors that we absolutely love.

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