When redesigning your home, the first thing you think about is probably your theme. Most people would choose a decorating theme and stay there until the end. It can make things easier, but it can really limit your choices. This is why more and more designers today combine classic and modern themes, which allows them to use elements of both styles and create a much more dynamic look. If you are planning a redesign and you are not sure what you want, a "mash-up style" can work for you.
The first rule in combining themes is that one of them must always be dominant. If you have an equal number of items on each side, they will eventually fight to attract attention and make your home more busy. Take your style landmark that you already have. So, if you start with a simple color scheme, it can be easier to go with a traditional theme and simply add some modern touches. Likewise, if your original theme is contemporary, you can simply soften it by adding some classic pieces.
Then take the time to sit down and plan the design in detail. Many people just pick things up and add them as they go, and end up with a patchwork theme where nothing really fits. You want the elements of old and new to be visible from all angles, so that they really feel like a smooth mix. Decide what parts you need on each wall, where exactly they will go, and if you do not already have them, where you can get them at the best price.
Choose accessories that help create a smooth transition. Area rugs are a great way to combine two themes because they are very versatile and can be used to adapt to any design. One of your best options is a transition rug, which contains oriental and contemporary design elements in one piece. They come in all kinds of colors and patterns, so it's just a question of finding one that matches what you already have. Take advantage of your options-shop around and compare prices so you can get the best deals.