Provenance® Woven Wood Shades with Contrasting Drapes
Provenance® Woven Wood Shades with Contrasting Drapes

How to Add or Blend a New Style in Your Décor

If you’re combining another household for the first time or if you just want to change the look of your home, you might be a little overwhelmed with how to make that happen in a seamless way. Don’t worry—we’ve got some easy tips to help. Talk to the experts at Shutter Guy in the Charleston area. We’ll be happy to help.

Use Color to Merge Styles

One way to blend styles is to use color. For example, a quick coat of paint can easily help you bring pieces together. You can even use a color combo instead of just one color. Another way to add interest and tie things together is through your window treatments. Duette® Honeycomb Shades from Hunter Douglas are available in 39 different fabrics with a total of 424 colorways. Not only can you match or coordinate colors, this premium honeycomb collection has a wide selection of opacities and textures to choose from, which is perfect when combining design styles.

Add a Touch of Fun

Bridge two different styles by adding brightly colored throw pillows and new modern window treatments. Pirouette® Window Shadings by Hunter Douglas can be a great way to make disparate looks come together. With its soft horizontal fabric vanes attached to a single sheer backing, this treatment is elegant and can fit with both a traditional look as well as a modern style. When fully lowered, the vanes flatten for a smooth, more modern look. Slightly raise the vanes for a more traditional, contoured look, or fully open the vanes to provide a clear view to the outside.

The 80/20 Rule

Generally, interior design suggests that you should use a main style for 80% of your home décor. This includes large pieces that are either hard to give up or replace. The second style—the new design style you want to introduce, including that pop of color, texture, and pattern—is 20% of the décor. Keep in mind, if you group too many things together from one style, it will draw too much attention—it throws everything off balance. Instead, split up your items and distribute them evenly throughout the space.

Blending Design Styles in the Charleston, SC, Area

The window treatment professionals at the Shutter Guy are trained to assist you in the selection of the right treatment for YOUR windows! Our knowledgeable and experienced staff knows how to ask the right questions to ensure your new window treatments exceed your expectations.

We service Charleston, SC and surrounding areas including, Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, Folly Beach, Mt Pleasant, Georgetown, Myrtle Beach, Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, Awendah, Goose Creek, and the “Low Country.” Contact us to schedule a consultation, and be sure to check out our Calling Out Cancer program to see how a percentage of your purchase with us goes toward cancer support and research.

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