Designing a home for you and your partner can be a challenge, especially if you have different tastes. What happens when one person’s love of Mid-century modern furnishings clashes with the other’s preference for eclectic glam?
Luckily, this is one of the most common Modsy design requests. Our style quiz uses an algorithm that sorts through the nuances of your personal tastes and blends them into one cohesive look. It’s a couple’s home design dream come true.
Here we break down the steps to combining different styles into one bedroom for a look that he and she can both agree on.
His Idea for the Bedroom
The Style: Mid-century and Minimal
On one end of the design spectrum, he harbors a love for simple design with a modern edge.
Mid-century style pieces combined with a simple black-and-white color scheme create a livable room with a modern finish. He’s a fan of a stark palette, which keeps the look minimal, so the vibe is crisp and collected; but there’s also room to bring in a little bold graphic punch, as seen in the hanging quilt, geometric pillows, and chevron rug. It all adds up to a space that’s cool, easy on the eyes, and decidedly modern.
His idea for the room also incorporates simple shapes and materials, like a leather bench and wooden nightstands with tapered legs – which reiterate the clean lines and overall minimalist vibe.
His Room’s Defining Design Details:
- Modern designs with slender silhouettes
- Black-and-white art and accents that ground that room
- Natural tones, like wood, tan leather, and woven fibers, that add to the streamlined look
- Graphic elements (but not too many) for just the right bold impact
Her Idea for the Bedroom
The Style: Glam and Minimal
Her ideal design for the bedroom involves a dash more color along with richer textures and finishes.
A mix of plush upholstery, bright colors, and metallic accents result in a room that’s equally eclectic and glamorous. Here, the drama lies in the details, from tight tufting and bold art to gleaming finishes that captivate the eye, such as the turquoise bench, the polished dresser, and the floor mirror and lampshades.
Her dream room also incorporates graphic elements, such as the black-and-white art and the notes of yellow found in the pillows and window-side chair. The result is a space that’s simple and composed but still modern.
Her Room’s Defining Design Details:
- Polished designs with curvy silhouettes and glamorous appeal
- Accents in solid bright colors that punch up the drama
- Reflective finishes and metallic touches that give the space some extra sparkle
- Sharp details, such as geometric patterns, tufting, and sculptural lamps and vases, that add graphic appeal
The Modsy Take: A Bedroom That Marries Both Styles
The Combined Style: Mid-century Chic
The final look combines both the rooms’ modern aesthetics, touches of black and white, and mix of Mid-century design and posh furnishings. It’s the perfect union of retro pieces with a bit of old-school Hollywood glamour and sparkle.
Look to pieces that combine design details you both love to inform your decisions.
The nightstands have a Mid-century look with the warm wood and tapered legs, but rendered in a polished metal adds a pop of glam to the space. A simple table lamp keeps with his aesthetic, while its sculptural form satisfies her love of luxe details.
The Reading Corner
When it comes to choosing seating, let shape and materials lead the conversation.
This chair features the simple, straightforward lines of mid-century furnishings, but gets a glamorous facelift with the black velvet upholstery and brass detailing. The bench at the foot of the bed also strikes the perfect balance between simple and sumptuous. Clean lines and tapered legs capped in gold – something for him and something for her.
These pieces come together to create a window nook that harmoniously blends minimalist style and glamorous touches.
The Dresser and Vanity
This is a part of your space that needs to be highly functional, so balance finding a piece that looks good with a piece that is practical for everyday needs.
Keeping the essential design preferences of each person in mind, this dresser combines a simple silhouette and tapered legs with an unusual wood finish that adds a bit of personality. It also has plenty of storage so there’s room for her and him to stash their belongings. That’s something we can all agree on.