How To Mix & Match Furniture Like a Pro

Eclectic Furniture Styles From EF Brannon Chattanooga

When done thoughtfully, mixing and matching furniture styles can result in a beautiful home that looks like it was professionally decorated. While we love matching sets because they often take the guesswork out of decorating, we also believe that when you mix and match furniture you can create a home that truly reflects your style and personality. So if you’ve always wanted to get a little adventurous in your home’s interior design then check out these five tips for how to mix and match furniture like a pro.

furniture styles for the bedroom with a bed set from Kincaid.


1. Be intentional. One way to do this is to add pieces in pairs. For example, light grey nightstands flanking a black bed have a pretty contrast in the Plank Road collection. You could also replace a loveseat with a pair of accent chairs or mix up your dining seating by replacing end chairs in a different style to your side chairs.

Beautiful furniture styles with a mix and match living room set from Kincaid.


2. Mix materials. Wood and metal create a fun mix of tables in this living room. Adding a unique accent table, like the Monterey end table, to your existing set is an easy way to experiment with blending styles and get outside your comfort zone. 

Fabric Chairs with metal dining room table by Uttermost for fun furniture styles


3. Pair wood with upholstery. Fabric or leather chairs, like the Delroy, will instantly elevate your dining area. It’s an easy trick to get a designer look and it’s almost impossible to get this one wrong. Plus, it’s a look you can try in almost any space. You could also try replacing your bed with an upholstered headboard or your wood coffee table with an upholstered ottoman.

Eclectic living room set from Best Home Furnishings for fun furniture styles for the living room.

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4. Consider shape. It’s easier to mix pieces when they have some elements in common. In this living room round and curvy furniture creates seamless style. From the round tables to the shape of the chairs down to the curvy arms on the sofa, these pieces are different, yet they all come together to create a thoughtfully designed and cohesive space.

Furniture styles featuring light and dark finishes in the dining room to add depth


5. Don’t be afraid of contrast. Blending light and dark finishes gives a room depth. Just be sure not to take the “anything goes” approach. Mix wood finishes with similar undertones but in different colors and don’t forget to mix in accent pieces in different materials such as fabric, metal, or glass.


Your home doesn’t have to be one-dimensional. Give it interest, depth, and a professionally decorated look with these tips on mixing and matching like a pro. Of course, we’re here to help you every step of the way. Call or visit our EF Brannon Chattanooga showroom to get started today. 


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