Question:

Does furniture have to match in living room?

4 August, 2021 Dylan Coby 6

Answers (6):

  • AUTHOR: RALEIGH VOLKMAN
    10 August, 2021

    The standard answer is that no two rooms in a house need to match, but there's no saying one style can't work for two different spaces.
    How you want the room to feel should inform your decision. But if you're just struggling with contrasting colors and patterns, try going monochromatic or using lights and darks together so the eye finds cohesiveness more easily. Warm colors like mustard yellow and cotton candy pink help anchor light upholstery fabrics (which otherwise flee toward the brighter end of the spectrum). For depth, go high-contrasted with limited palette items rather dark blue walls against white upholstered couches.

  • AUTHOR: JACOB MOTSINGER
    10 August, 2021

    The one thing that should not change with furniture placement is the location of your seating.
    Within a living space, it's almost always more desirable to have fewer pieces facing the television than you would have in an average room and if you are setting up conversation areas in your room, it's ideal to select pieces around those conversation sections. Generally when faced with a space issue or decorating dilemma, try rearranging before adding more furniture! It all depends on what suits how people live. When designing each area we should ask ourselves these questions: Do they love music and live very much in the now? Have they had kids and need entertaining space for them but also want their children's rooms left as private zones?

  • AUTHOR: BRIAN PEPPER
    10 August, 2021

    Yes, it's generally a good idea. For example, living room and dining room furniture should match. The reason is because if you're entertaining guests in one of those rooms, they will appreciate the whole space more when everything matches. But on the other hand, bedroom furniture certainly doesn't have to match with anything else in your home. All of these different styles are appropriate for their respective rooms and serve different purposes within the home. So long as everything balances with each other and creates a cohesive feeling while simultaneously representing your personality through certain aesthetic choices (e.g., patterns or colors), then it should be just fine!

  • AUTHOR: KYLE WIERS
    10 August, 2021

    It's more about balance and what you want to achieve with your interior. If you're aiming for a casual look, then it doesn't matter that much. On the other hand, if you are aiming for a formal look, matching furniture can really tie together a room.
    It depends on what you prefer, but either can work well to create the mood of your living room. In general though, balance is always good - so make sure there is an element from each style (matching or mismatched) in every major corner of the room. This will help to keep things balanced aesthetically while still allowing some sort of consistency throughout the space from one end to another without any outliers sticking out like sore thumbs.

  • AUTHOR: CAMELLIA WRONA
    10 August, 2021

    The furnishings don't need to match in a living room, they need to harmonize with one another.
    It goes without saying that your furniture doesn't have to match. Within limits of course - maybe you're going for an eclectic mix that reflects your personality or you're simply trying out new styles while the mood is on you. If it makes sense and it feels good, go for it! If you want things more laid back and low key, use either earthy tones or colors on neutrals such as beige or brown for the balance between male/female energy. If color dominates your space this time round, I suggest that both elements of the environment blend together versus being positioned against each other.

  • AUTHOR: BONG GRISBY
    10 August, 2021

    I would respond by saying that furniture sets tend to be a reflection of one's personality and so it can be really hard for someone to advise you on this. Usually, the only way I'm able to help my clients with this question is if they have pictures or design boards that they share with me. Otherwise, I recommend you take some time just thinking about what type of message you want your space to send out first and then start making decisions from there.