Like they say: variety is the spice of life. Now, we’re not exactly sure who “they” are, but we definitely couldn’t agree with that concept more, especially when it comes to interior design.
Of course, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with investing in furniture that precisely matches in color and style; however, there’s everything right about opting to mix and match hues and designs to make your style sing. Doing so will instantly add more visual intrigue to your aesthetic and compelling layers to your look without the clutter that extra decor can bring.
That said, it can be challenging to find pieces with different designs that complement each other rather than clash with one another, so we pulled some of our favorite combinations to make mixing and matching a little easier on you.
Our Niles sofa is an elegant, spacious piece with a classic mid-century style that’ll undoubtedly withstand the test of time. And while its design is subtle in nature, its luxurious tufted cushions and long retro legs give it a distinctive edge that perfectly plays off of the stunning, rich wood finishes and showstopping minimalist design of the Toscano Dining Set. If you decide to incorporate the two in your own home, choosing a neutral hue for the couch will open the door for the dining set to further enhance its unique look with a bright pop of color.
One of the things we love most about the Stowe Loveseat is its ability to serve as a kind of visual anchor in a room. Its simple silhouette allows it to effortlessly lay a solid foundation that invites other pieces to move and play. And that’s why we paired it with the literal movement of the chic, mid-century mod Soto Rocking Chair. These two pieces work together to create a stunning balance of stability and movement for a multi-faceted look that’s as solid as it is compelling.
The overstuffed, tufted cushions of the Holloway Apartment Sofa do more than look ultra luxurious; they also beg you to sit down, relax, and stay a while. Its plush design has the type of “come hither” feeling that complements the Netflix-the-day-away vibe of one of our most comfortable chairs: the Bryant Corner Chair. The sofa’s elegant details in the form of long legs, sloped arms, and smart silhouette bring sophisticated dimension to the comfy-cozy look and feel of the chair.
The Hopson Sleeper Sofa is one of our favorites for a few reasons. Most notably, it doubles as a pullout bed that’s both comfortable and inviting, making any room a guest room. And we also love how its subtle design lets it blend seamlessly with nearly any aesthetic. The pared-back style of this piece paves the way for statement pieces, like the winged Woodson Chair, to make a big stylish splash without overwhelming your look. And both have flared legs in common, which keeps them perfectly cohesive.
The glamorous sophistication of the Ellington Sofa’s style makes it an elegant addition to any space. The opulent velvet and sleek gold legs are a striking combination the creates an equally luxurious and inviting feel. And that’s why we paired it with the similarly sophisticated and welcoming Astor Chair. Both pieces have box silhouettes and gold legs that tie them together, but they’re different enough in the details to ensure your look is as interesting as it is elegant.
Stunning and sophisticated, the Ocean Park Chair and a Half is perfectly capable of standing on its own, but adding a pouf to the mix lends a cozy feel that invites more casual lounging. In general, poufs are a great for pairing with a variety of sofas and seats – their lightweight mobility allows them to be moved from space to space, season to season, for a look that’s always functional and on-trend.