Is there a room in your home that is completely decorated, but feels a bit blah? Try this one quick trick to instantly add energy to any room.
Add a single piece in a contrasting style.
So if your room is traditionally styled, add a single modern piece, like the Milo Baughman-style lounge chair in the room above, by Emily Henderson. The contrast between styles will make the whole space feel more lively.
Conversely, if your space is super-modern, add one traditionally styled piece, as in this interior by stylist Anna Gillar. That one chair gives the whole space so much extra texture and depth.
The modern pieces in this interior by Hannes Peer get a healthy dose of texture and pattern from an oriental rug.
I love how traditional interiors can really make modern pieces pop. This chair is fantastic, and this study (slash bathroom? is that a tub I see?) showcases it to perfection. From Casa Midy via La Casa Costa.
The bombe chest gives this interior from Elle Decoration just a little extra oomph.
- Re-edited from a post originally published 9.15.2014 - CM