Monday, May 25, 2009

This Living Room is such a great example of pieces of furniture looking good together but not MATCHING exactly!

Notice the black painted coffee table and the two end tables, one is short with a wood stain --- the other tall.

Look at the toss pillows, they all have different fabrics and patterns --- BUT the COLORS go together.

The chairs are slipcovered in white, but have a quilt and pillows using the same colors ---
that is the unifying element.

The mirror and the dresser do not have the same finish, but they look good together.

See the plaid, checks, stripes, and floral ---
Be Brave!
Try a few things together that you normally would not consider.

It can be so fun!


  1. Melly said...
    You are so right, this room is lovely! That means there's hope for my place..hehe

    Have a wonderful week!
    marty39 said...
    I so agree, things that are matchy, matchy aren't near as interesting to look at as things that are collected. Love the look and the mix of fabrics. Hugs, Marty
    The Olsons said...
    Great post! Thanks for the insight!
    Songbirdtiff said...
    Stacy on What Not to Wear always says "it doesn't have to match, it just has to go". I think that concept works for decorating as well.

    Thanks for coming by my blog!
    TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...
    Hi Angela,
    I think this room looks fantastic! Wouldn't curling up with a blanket and a good book (or your laptop). I love when things don't match perfectly. It feels collected and loved and lived in.
    Fantastic job!
    janet said...
    lovely rooms, and i agree things done have to match, it makes a room more cozy, lived in and interesting when its not all matched.

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