Tips For Mixing Furniture Styles | Did you suddenly find your home featuring too many diverse styles of furniture? Be it by your lack of attention during interior decorating, or by your partner’s lack of interest in décor during their more, you’ll find yourself in a pickle. Redecorating can be a nightmare when you’re unsure of what furniture pieces to pair and which to throw out. To make the most of your living space, follow our tips for mixing furniture styles.
Limit the variety of colours
First and foremost, a balance of colours is crucial for maintaining style in your interior. Sticking to neutral hues and adding pops of colour here and there will allow you to have a chic décor regardless of your furniture types. You can mix white with black furniture, and add hints of brown and green for an earthy feel. Going with a neutral colour palette also allows you to create cohesion between the furniture items. Vibrantly coloured house plants will balance the calmness and attract attention without looking like they don’t belong there.
Scale is everything
Is your massive leather sofa looking for end tables to complement it? If the sofa is of contemporary style and you have two antique end tables, make sure they’re not too small in comparison to the sofa. The pieces should always complement each other scale-wide. Otherwise, the room will look disproportionate, and the mixture of styles will be too obvious. The goal is to create a smooth transition between styles, so be sure to pay attention to scale when mixing the pieces.
Don’t overdue with materials
Wood, metal, acrylic and glass are some of the most used materials in interior design. If matched well, they can look flawless together. However, if you overdo and combine all of them, you can break a potentially immaculate décor. So, if you decide to invest in Amish dining room furniture made of dark wood, you can throw in stone details like travertine or marble. A vase or a large photo frame with marble details will blend in seamlessly. Lucite details are always welcome, as long as you stay on three different materials and work your way around the combination.
Just like you don’t want to make a mistake with different materials, you’ll want to avoid mixing leather furniture with velour, wool, linen and cotton. Limit the number of fabrics you want in your living space for the best effect. Feel free to include patterns in the mix and consider patterned stripes with even black surfaces, or marble details.
Introduce a focal piece
Did you instantly fall in love with that mahoosive armchair and a matching ottoman that seemingly don’t go with anything in your home? Don’t give up on them just because you can’t think of a single item that matches the signature duo. Instead, use the desired pieces as a starting point for your new redecorated living room. You certainly have at least one item from the same period or that matches the colour of the piece. Look for complementary colours and work your way from there. Check the colour and shape of the chair legs and match them with the coffee table. Your curtains can match the colour of the chair too. Introduce a carpet of a different style to balance out the similarity between the rest of the furniture pieces.
Mixing furniture styles doesn’t have to seem like an impossible task. You should only follow your taste and do the research before you start. A few pointers here and there will come in handy and prevent you from going overboard with too many different colours or materials. Always keep scale in mind and try to create cohesion in your living space for the ultimate interior design.