You can decorate with pieces from more than one period or style, as long as you find similarities in colors, wood tones, lines, and scale to bring them all together. When mixing interior design styles, ensure balance by placing pairs of pieces of the same style in a room so that none of them look out of place. You can read all about the decorative element of balance and how it will help you be a better decorator here. We hope you know your decorating style better and you know what to look for when looking for inspiration so you can start mixing decoration styles in a more intentional way.
In my free decoration class on demand, I will teach you 3 simple steps to decorate any room in your home. Understanding which decorating styles go hand in hand and which ones don't can help you avoid making decorating mistakes. When playing with balance, keep in mind that traditional decoration requires a lot of symmetry, while modern decoration is usually asymmetrical.