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Mixing Art Styles 

Mixing Art Styles 

If you are a person who wants to mix art styles but doesn't know exactly how or what to do to make it look professional then this is for you. First of all, if you think that everything needs to match, you are wrong. If you say you cannot add something to your décor because if doesn't match your current style, you are living life wrong. If you think adding lots of accessories to a small space is the perfect thing, you are wrong.  

 Photo by Toa Heftiba

Photo by Toa Heftiba

Matching

You do not have to match to have a beautiful living room or style. In fact, making everything match is just plain boring. It is possible to have more than one style in a home. In fact, this is the best thing to do because it will reflect on everyone living in that home. In fact there are a few rules to help a beginner mix art styles. 

Rule#1

When mixing art styles, a general rule of thumb to follow is the 80/20 rule. This means that your main style will be 80% of your décor and your other 20% will be the other style of décor. So, once you are done you will have a splash of both while still looking great. 

Rule#2

Always group like items. Just because these items are from a different style, does not mean they are not alike. You can group things based on color, size, and texture. When you put these together even if they are not the same style they will make a room pop. 

Rule#3

Balance is key. You need to make sure you have a visual balance occurring when you are mixing styles. Also, make sure your styles are balanced throughout the room as well. If they do not mix well together make space in one or two areas of the room for that 20%. 

Mixing art styles can be complicated, but if you just follow these simple rules you will be on your way to mixing styles like a pro.

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