There are so many decorating rules! Then, lots of experts tell you to break the rules.
Should, should should!
"Formula" is a better word, imho ... a mix of elements that combine to create a particular effect.
Here's a formula from madaboutthehouse.com that is a sure bet: "Something old, something new, something black, & something gold." You can't go wrong!
What's great about a formula vs. a rule is that there is more room for creativity and individuality. You can truly take the things you love and pull them together with a broader formula instead of a hard and fast rule. It frees you to express your unique one-of-a-kind style (#OOAK)
What you will end up with, if you stick to your own personal aesthetic and daily needs rather than the "shoulds" of interior design, is a home that lifts your spirit, outwardly expresses what brings you joy, and above all, a home that is not only pleasing to YOUR eye.
Whether you go eclectic or traditional, modern or boho, finding a formula that works for you can lessen the pressure and add more fun to the process. Here we have seen several differnt takes on the new-old, black & gold formula, from high end down ... quite a variety, right?
Not sure what your style is? Check out this "What's Your Style Photo Quiz" to find out. Or, you can bring it together with the help of a designer.
Do you have a formula that always works? We'd all here love to hear it.