3 Design Rules You Should Break Immediately


I found myself writing my blog and under each section I said to myself “this is my favorite thing to do” so clearly these are my top 3 favorite rules to break in design.

Hop on board with me, let’s be renegades together.

Source: https://www.architecturaldigest.com/gallery/how-to-mix-metals?crlt.pid=camp.xGcHpK6qzhpC

You Can’t Mix Metallics:

Not going to lie, this one was a tough one for me to break. For as long as I remembered people told me you couldn’t mix metals, but I always loved the look of mixing metals. It has become more common now and most every interior design blog you follow will sport this look. But I needed to list this as a “BREAK THIS RULE IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY!” (sorry for yelling lol it’s just so important).

Source: https://www.studio-mcgee.com/studioblog/2015/9/15/a-classic-home-in-virginia

Never Mix and Match Patterns:

I honestly never thought this was even a rule. I LOVE mixing patterns, in fact I am not sure there is one room in my home that doesn’t have some sort of mixed pattern. Mixing patterns adds visual interest and tons of texture to a space. My advice to creating the look without your house looking like a Frankenstein house is to choose a color palette of 3 – 5 colors and stick with those colors throughout your patterns. Also, I like to keep the majority of the space neutral or solid colored and then work in the pattern one item at a time.

Source https://domino.com/must-see-a-fearlessly-designed-home-in-dallas

Source https://www.instagram.com/p/BjuSLy3gJTH/?saved-by=ciara.lyng

Stick to One Era & Style

Can you imagine a life with NO MODERN FARMHOUSES? Gasp, that would be a tragedy. This is the basis of all modern farmhouses, including ours! I love the juxtaposition between old shiplap walls and modern chandeliers. Or even vintage rugs with modern accent chairs. Mixing old and new is basically my jam for our entire house.

Source: https://www.remodelaholic.com/get-look-modern-farmhouse-living-room/

Source: https://hookedonhouses.net/2016/07/06/modern-farmhouse-sale-indiana/


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