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Mixing and Matching Furniture Styles for Unique Home Design

An eclectic decorating scheme adds charm and individuality to your home. Not all trends rely on one design style throughout – mixing and matching furniture styles for unique home design is the perfect way to showcase your personality and add visual interest to your home. See how to incorporate this diverse way of decorating, and how to combine furniture styles without overwhelming your space.

Break the Mold

Mixing and matching furniture styles breaks the typical mold of continuity throughout the home. But, when this pattern is seen throughout, it can create a sense of cohesion. Successful pairings of contrasting furniture pieces can achieve a purposeful feel that isn’t overwhelming or off-balance. Here are some ideas to help you combine styles for unique home design.

Get Creative

Decide what the overall theme of your home will be. For example, mixing mid-century modern furniture with vintage pieces will give a retro-inspired vibe. Or, combine sleek, contemporary pieces with rustic, industrial elements for a visually striking space that exudes a modern feel. Get creative with furniture placement and arrangement with unexpected combinations like a modern sofa next to a vintage armchair, or mixing and matching dining room chairs around a rustic farmhouse table. Trust your instincts and choose pieces that speak to your unique style and personality.

Maintain Balance

As with any decorating scheme, balance is important to avoid overwhelming a space. When mixing furniture pieces, make sure they’re cohesive with your color palette, and balance rough textures with smooth ones, and clean lines with organic shapes. Balance isn’t the same as perfection, and imperfections should be embraced – but your home shouldn’t be overwhelmed by its decor. You’ll know when a room isn’t visually balanced just by stepping into it. Rearrange your furniture, add or remove accent pieces, and adjust lighting until the space feels right.

Incorporate Culture

One of the most rewarding and interesting ways to create a unique home design is by incorporating cultural elements. It’s beautiful when cultures intertwine and create a cohesive atmosphere – and the same can be said of your home’s decor. African tribal prints with Middle Eastern textiles, or Moroccan lanterns alongside a Chinese silk rug are just some examples of how mixing and matching cultural elements can bring joy and vibrancy to a room. Select pieces that stem from your ancestral roots, or branch out to discover new cultures and celebrate the unique offerings each can bring into your home.

Confidence is Key

It takes certain personalities to embrace this eclectic way of decorating – and it’s not for everyone. Every home should be decorated and arranged in a way that brings peace and tranquility to those who live there, so it’s important to be confident in whatever decorating scheme you choose. Choose furniture pieces for both style and comfort without sacrificing functionality for aesthetic appeal, and you’ll be sure to create a living space that is enjoyable and inviting for all.

Decorating with Furniture Source International

At Furniture Source International, we have pieces that speak to every home. From modern and vintage-inspired, to industrial or cottage chic, our furniture is curated and crafted with cultural and creative styles in mind. We partner with highly skilled craftsmen who share our passions for creating bench made, lasting furniture pieces. Come see our showroom to get a glimpse of our offerings – but we’re also happy to custom order pieces according to your exact needs. From focal point furniture pieces, to unique accents, and even patio furniture, you’ll find everything you’re looking for during your visit.

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