Rustic and modern, casual and formal … mixing contradictory design elements makes rooms add up to much more than the sum of their parts
Before undertaking any design project, it is important to have a direction in mind. But sometimes being too formulaic can feel predictable. The definition of juxtaposition is “the state of being side by side.” In the design world, the connotation of juxtaposition is that those side-by-side elements might seem contradictory at first but, when combined properly, take the room to a whole new level. It’s a fine line, but when executed well, juxtaposition keeps things fresh and ensures that your scheme doesn’t feel boring. Adding a whimsical spin to a formal room or a traditional piece to a modern space can liven the whole house. Here are a few of our favorite ways to utilize juxtaposition to give you home a flair all its own.