How to Coordinate & Match Furniture in Any Room
Aug 12, 2019
Many furniture stores offer the option to buy matching bedroom sets. For example, you might see a pair of matching nightstands that not only match each other but have been coordinated to go with the bed frame and dresser, as well. While these pre-made sets can be cute to look at and easy to shop for, they can also feel a little generic, which might be a turn-off for certain homeowners.
If you’re looking for something that feels more eclectic or more personal, you’re better off hand-selecting individual pieces of furniture. But how do you know what to choose? Read on to learn tips for how to mix and match furniture in any room of your house.
Mix Up Furniture Textures in the Room
Compared to elements like light and color, texture doesn’t get enough credit for the role it plays in interior design. Put simply, “texture” refers to the way a surface looks or feels; for example, a rough, irregular popcorn ceiling versus a smooth tiled drop ceiling.
Anything from the furniture you use to the decorations you put up to the pillows on your bed or sofa can lend different textures to the room. Avoid matching textures completely, which can create a flat look, or matching none of them, which can look a little chaotic. Instead, try to strike a balance by featuring two or three different textures with a few objects that showcase each, such as plants, tapestries, or pieces of furniture.
Mix and Match Decor & Furniture Colors
Color coordination seems to overwhelm many homeowners. Fortunately, when you drill down to the basics, it’s actually not too complicated.
Think of it as a formula or a recipe for any room of your home, whether it’s the kitchen, the bedroom, or the bathroom, it’s usually a safe bet to follow these steps:
- Begin by choosing one neutral color (like taupe, grey, or beige).
- Add two brighter base colors (like blue, green, or purple).
- Layer on a handful of accent colors.
Since neutral colors are designed to pair with everything, the only colors you need to worry about coordinating are the brighter hues. For example, if your walls are pastel blue, consider decorations and furniture in hues like turquoise, navy, seafoam, or mint. Try to avoid bold combinations that will clash strongly, like red with green or purple with orange.
Coordinate Wood Flooring with Your Furniture
Customers often ask us how to match furniture to a wood floor. While there’s no “right” answer, one thing we recommend avoiding is to match all of the wood in the room, which creates a one-dimensional, repetitive look.
A better approach is to choose two or three styles you enjoy and mix them throughout the space. For example, if you have dark floors with a prominent grain, try a light wooden chair with a softer, less intense pattern. Remember to mix textures, too, combining rustic, weathered looks with smooth, polished products.
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