Mas­ter the mix

Modern Farmhouse Style - - Open Invitation -

Eclec­tic in­te­ri­ors are per­sonal and dy­namic. They can be tough to pull off, but here are some tips.

GO EASY ON COLOR AND PAT­TERN. When mix­ing de­sign styles, stick to a uni­fied pal­ette with­out busy pat­terns for a clean, pulled-to­gether look. This home re­lies on a na­ture-based pal­ette to join dis­parate styles.

CHOOSE SIM­PLE LINES. Although from dif­fer­ent eras, the fur­ni­ture pieces here have clean forms in com­mon. Nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als—leather, cot­ton vel­vet, dark wood, and me­tals—also make style mar­riages work.

STRIKE A BAL­ANCE. Choose items that have a sim­i­lar visual weight. Mix­ing del­i­cate pieces with hefty ones can throw a room awk­wardly off bal­ance.

CUT THE CLUT­TER. Con­trast is the de­sign prin­ci­ple that gives a room en­ergy and in­ter­est. But too many contrasting el­e­ments can cre­ate a hodge­podge. Make it eas­ier on your­self—and your eyes—by lim­it­ing the amount of fur­nish­ings in a room.

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