Are you still stuck in the old ways of the old décor days? Me too, but recently I’ve chosen to say “no-no” to matchy-matchy. If you’ve fallen victim to décor that matches too perfectly, say goodbye to it today and come explore this new vision with me. I know it’s hard—this is what our tastes have acquired and what we’ve always done until now. If anyone would have told us to mismatch our furniture before now, the automatic response would have been along the lines of “No, I don’t think so.”
What we want now is to create a ‘collected’ look for any given space and ideally for the room to coordinate not match. Rooms that are too matchy-matchy usually look very uniform, with the same color wood (usually made by the same company and sold as a suite) and a matching sofa and loveseat (also sold in a set).
This room coordinates by adding varied textures, prints, materials, and tones that work together. This provides balance and makes the room appear cohesive. Be careful not to get carried away, however—the last thing we want is to create a mismatched space or a space that is chaotic. Life can be chaotic enough without having to walk through your front door to more.
Once upon a time, we would have thought these were some fancy rooms, but now this gives me nightmares.
Rooms that look like the pieces have been collected over time and feature a variety of tones, textures, and materials will always look immensely more stylish than rooms that look like they could have been purchased all at once from one store.