Tips for Mixing and Matching Your Furniture

January 24th, 2018 Paul Dekker

When decorating and furnishing the home, some people struggle with thinking outside of the box, even subtly, to re-invent their living spaces in beautiful, cohesive ways. They are not quite sure how to mix and match furniture in a way that avoids messiness and sparks creativity. This leaves many homeowners feeling uninspired by their current decor.

Let’s look at how you can successfully mix and match your furniture to create an eye-catchingly beautiful room and re-ignite your creativity.

Choose a Colour Palette Tips for Mixing and Matching Your Furniture

A quick and easy way to get started with mixing and matching furniture is to choose a colour palette for the room you are working on. Once you’ve narrowed this down, you have fewer choices to overwhelm you.

A good trick is to have large furniture pieces, such as a living room sectional, in a neutral tone and use throw pillows, accent rugs, and accent chairs to add colour, depth, and interest. For example, you could pair this neutral gray 2-piece Laf Chaise Sectional with this bright and fun Simmons Swivel Accent chair and use coordinating throw pillows to tie the two together.

Match Wood to Wood

You can match your wood pieces based on their finish and really open yourself up to more options than a matched set would give you. You can match the finish identically, walnut to walnut, or you could get pieces that are finished in similar colours, such as dark ebony pieces. This Galveston Server works well with this Mestler accent table because they have dark finishes, are a bit rustic, and have clean lines.

The trick is to not get overwhelmed. Stick to simple design principles and have fun with it! You can look at some of Conway Furniture’s matching suggestions in our retail store, on our website, and even in our print ads and catalogs for inspiration!

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