People love when a home is full of eclectic pieces that work well together, but many find it difficult to mix and match living room furniture on their own and still have an overall sense of style that holds the room together. It can be scary to pull off, but with these helpful tips you can add some excitement to your home with a mix-and-match living room!
Have fun mixing and matching furniture finishes. Darker wood and lighter wood can combine and complement each other nicely when done right. For example, if you have a dark wooden coffee table, you can lighten the room up by adding light wood-finished side tables. Or try a rich burgundy entertainment center with a lighter oak cocktail table. This contrast will make the furniture pop.
Another simple way to play with texture is to match the chair and sofa but throw in a leather chaise to mix things up! Or you can add a corduroy or textured loveseat. This is a great way to break the room up and add interest.
Color & Pattern
Don’t stop at the furniture's finish and texture. Change up color and pattern, too! If you are nervous about adding color, keep it easy and stay in the same color family. You can choose warm colors for fall, like orange, yellow and red, for your color scheme. Or if you prefer a cooler color try grouping light blues and greens. Staying within these realms will help you maintain the room’s cohesiveness
Patterns can be another good way to express your personal style and eye for design. Adding a patterned accent chair, ottoman or rug to your already existing living room set can spice up your decor. If you have an earth-toned sofa, add a chair with a funky pattern that includes the same shades. The key to mixing and matching patterned living room furniture is to fill the room with pieces you love and try not to overthink it. Home design should be fun!
There are no strict rules when it comes to mixing and matching living room furniture. Your first priority is to please yourself by picking pieces that inspire you. If you do this, you will be sure to create a living room you love!