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How To | The Art of Mixing and Matching Furniture

In this age of contemporary design, almost anything goes. A blend of furniture pieces can instantly bring a unique, fresh look to a room. Gone are the days when you had to worry about getting coffee tables that would match with the modular sofas. Nowadays, mix and match is in, and it’s here to stay. It is a continually updating style that hints at openness and freedom of thought. By using simple rules, you can create a warm, inviting space in your home. If you want to create an eclectic, original style, follow these useful tips. 

Coordinate the Weight and Size of Furniture

Just because you spot a matching sofa, ottoman, chair, and loveseat doesn’t mean you go out and get the whole set. Mismatched lounge chairs can work excellently when they are of the same size. Similar scale and comfort is crucial when using mismatched furniture pieces in close proximity. This especially applies to chairs, which are chosen by guests according to their level of comfort. To break up the symmetry in a room, mix chairs with arms and without arms from the same range. A set of mismatched dining chairs can also break up the monotony in a room. For instance, you can choose unique host and hostess dining chairs and place them at both ends of a large dining table. 

Match Patterns and Colours

 Stick to one colour or family of colours and play with different shapes. Accent a sage-green sofa with a taupe or sand-coloured wingback chair, or enhance a wooden chair with an earth-coloured throw blanket. Know what colours to use together, and when in doubt always go for a lighter colour scheme. 

Choose Pieces That Complement Each Other 

When mixing a traditional and modern style, pick pieces such occasional chairs and more that complement each other. For example, you can pair an antique lamp with an end table that looks similar to that time period. If you have a Japanese-inspired dining table, you can pair it with rice paper lamps. 

Mixing and matching furniture can bring unique style and cohesion to a room. By playing off common elements and themes, you can successfully mix and match furniture and create an eclectic flair in your home.