“If there were only one truth, you couldn’t paint a hundred canvases on the same theme.” –Pablo Picasso
Like all things in fashion, styles and trends come and go and come back again. But just because something is the new big thing, it doesn’t mean that it works for every unique variety of house. In this blog post, we are going to discuss the importance of design limitations in relation to the architectural style of your house.
Obviously, the first step to redesigning a home while keeping the existing foundation in mind is knowing the architectural style of your home. At this point, you may be panicking because you’re not sure what kind of home you have. Never fear! Since Staging Denver designs the interiors of homes, we have provided a link to a nifty gallery of “26 Popular Architectural Home Styles” courtesy of DIYNetwork.com.
As you may be able to tell after perusing the article, if you have an Art Deco or Mid-Century Modern exterior, you probably don’t want to fill it with Victorian- and Colonial-style furniture. You would be mixing clean lines with intricately detailed patterns that will likely complicate and mismatch the original intention of your intended home design. The same is true if you walk into a Craftsman-style home only to see Contemporary décor. While individually, both can be executed very well, but together, something will probably just feel off.
Although, crossing genres isn’t impossible; however, it’s usually best left up to the professionals. If you are redesigning your own home, it’s best to just choose a theme for your interior that complements the curb appeal of your home. For example, just because Open Concept Designs are currently popular, it doesn’t mean that you should knock out a wall in your 80 year old farmhouse and install a granite countertop. Instead, play to the existing strengths of the building and choose furniture that feels warm and inviting. An old farmhouse is the perfect place to implement a sophisticated rustic design that utilizes beautiful antiques and meaningful heirlooms.
If you are planning a redesign or staging for your home, give us a call or shoot us an email. We are always excited to schedule a consultation and tackle a new challenge.