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How to Coordinate Furniture

Sep 7, 2020

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If you don’t know much about interior design, it can be hard to mix and match your furniture into one coherent look. But that doesn’t mean you’re destined to only buy complete furniture sets. In today’s furniture blog, we answer some of your home décor questions and discuss how to coordinate furniture the right way.

Does Furniture Have to Match?

It depends on what you mean by the word ‘match.’ Generally speaking, all of the furniture in a specific room should complement each other. Many people buy furniture sets, like a dining set that comes with a table and matching chairs. While sets are designed to work together, they aren’t the only option. Your furniture can “match” without coming from the same set and without the kinds of similarities that are usually seen in many furniture sets, i.e. similar finishes, upholstery, colors, detailing, etc.

Do Accent Chairs Have to Match?

Yes and no. By nature, accent chairs stand out from the other furniture in the room. That said, there should be some connection between your accent furniture and the other furniture in the room. If, for example, you’re decorating a living room with a beige sofa, you may choose an accent chair that’s a color featured on one of the couch’s throw pillows. Similarly, if your home is decorated in the modern interior design style, you’ll want to choose an accent chair with modern features that mimic certain characteristics and complement the other furniture in the living room.

How to Coordinate Furniture?

When it comes to coordinating furniture, it’s important to see the big picture. Matching, in this case, just involves choosing complementary colors, styles, textures, silhouettes, etc., so that the furniture works well together in the room. If you decide not to choose a furniture set, you’ll need to pinpoint certain characteristics of your décor and find ways to complement them. Generally speaking, you should limit your color palette, pay attention to scale, choose a couple of wood finishes, and stick to a singular theme or style. You wouldn’t, for example, want to pair an oversized, traditional armoire with a sleek, modern couch.

Need help coordinating your furniture? The interior design experts at Star Furniture can help. In addition to our huge selection of furniture for every room in the house, when you shop at a Star Furniture store near you, you’ll have access to complimentary interior design services to help you create the home of your dreams. In the meantime, check out our interior design blog where we cover everything from how to choose a sectional sofa to the 10 most common interior design mistakes to avoid.