So you want to redecorate your home, or you’ve bought a new home, or maybe you’re fixing up a guest house or rental property— but you have no idea where to begin! There are so many different decorating design trends: Modern, Industrial, Boho, Farmhouse Chic, etc.
If only there were a way you could incorporate all of the styles in your space. You could have a different theme for every room, say like an Industrial style living room, a Farmhouse kitchen, a Boho bedroom, and a Nautical bathroom. That would work for your own taste, but if you’re decorating a guest space or vacation rental, you can try blending these different styles to appeal to everyone.
Here are some of the most popular styles today that are easy to blend together, due to the fact that they share similar features.
The Minimalist style is the perfect base to start with, as this style features light colors and simple, clean, and flat lines. This makes it easy to build upon.
Building upon the Minimalist style, Boho also features light, natural colors, and wooden furniture pieces. The Bohemian style incorporates animal skin (it doesn’t have to be real), touches of bold colors, and the use of plants.
Hygge focuses on comfort as well as simplicity, making it easy to blend with the Minimalist and Boho styles. You’ll also want to add some natural elements, like plants.
This style has more of a rustic touch, so be careful when blending this with the softer Hygge style. Farmhouse style still uses light, neutral colors and incorporates natural things like plants and flowers.
Start with white walls and maybe hardwood floors in your living room. Keep other furniture pieces simple, like a single wooden coffee table. As for chairs, opt for a large sectional sofa; don’t overcrowd this space with too much furniture.
To give your living room a Boho touch, add a few pampas plants in some large vases in a corner or two of the room. Add a fur rug underneath the coffee table, and you’ve got yourself a subtle touch of Boho Chic.
As for Hygge, you want to make sure that your sectional is comfortable to sit on, and that the pillows are just as comfortable. When it comes to the Farmhouse aspect, a simple vase on the coffee table full of dried flowers does the trick. Just make sure the color of the flowers and the coffee table vase don’t clash with the pampas plants and the larger vases.
For an even more uniform look, you can opt for green plants instead of pampas, since greenery and flowers occur together in nature. You can even have a plant or two on shelves to add to the walls.
Once again, you’re going to want to use lots of whites and light neutrals along with wooden accents. Paint your cabinets white and add wood or laminate countertops and. Choose a wooden table, and you can add a plant as the centerpiece.
If your kitchen has a cozy breakfast nook, then it’s easy to incorporate Hygge Decor. Just add a few comfy pillows or cushions. If you don’t have a breakfast nook, just make sure your seating area is as comfy and cozy as possible. Also, keep your counters clear of clutter, with just the necessities sitting in a clean, organized way.
A boho bedroom can be considered cluttered to some, with the walls decorated with various pieces and designs, and blankets draped wherever. To reduce clutter, keep the wall decorations to a minimum (here would be another great place to use shelves), and drape the cozy blanket neatly over the bed. A fuzzy rug also adds a nice touch.
Choose a metal bed frame for the bed, as it gives a simplistic look along with farmhouse vibes. You can even choose to add an accent wall (usually the wall the bed sits on). It doesn’t even have to be a solid color; you can choose to use botanical wall stickers. Remember that we’re staying away from really bright and dark colors. If you choose a dark metal bed frame, that’ll add some contrast.
Now, decorate in a way that works for you, but if you’re preparing a space (or two) for a guest, it’s good to blend styles to appeal to more people. This is especially true if you’re renting your space on platforms such as Airbnb. Not everyone has the same style, so blending different styles is a great way to market your place to appeal to a broader audience.
With these design styles and tips, you’ll be able to see the real profit potential of an Airbnb investment property if you were considering getting into the rental property business. If you just want to incorporate these design tips for your own personal taste, that’s fine too… You’ll definitely never want to leave home.
Even if you can’t afford to decorate every room in your home at the moment, just start with one. When sticking with a simple, minimalist style you naturally spend less money— but that doesn’t mean that you can’t find small accent pieces from other decor styles to bring some uniqueness to your home!