If nothing else, combining different design styles in a room, often adds interest. A certain level of excitement and curiosity is created as the eye takes in the diverse details, shapes and textures. The soft curves of a contemporary sofa find comfort next to Mid Century Modern side chairs. An antique hand forged wrought iron candelabra sits atop a modern mirrored coffee table. A Philodendron plant on an antique stand accessorizes the room, and of course, shears on the windows, soften and mute the outside light.