Furniture forms the foundation of a room’s design scheme, so getting the pieces to work well together makes a huge difference in the appeal of the space. Finding a harmonious color and design scheme doesn’t have to be about matching every shade perfectly. In fact, some of the most enticing rooms find perfect balance by putting together some surprising combinations. Consider these ways of pairing furniture to strike the perfect design scheme in your home:
- Stay Neutral
One of the easiest ways to achieve harmonious color design is to stick with neutral furniture. Tan, beige, and soft browns are great choices for neutral furniture fabrics. For the wood of the furniture, choose from a dark, light, or whitewashed finish to pull the look together. You can add a pop of color with a rug, curtains, or pillows to bring the room alive.
- Explore Colors
A color wheel is all you need to get creative with creating a harmonious color scheme with your furniture. The colors that are across from each other on the color wheel are complementary colors, meaning they pair well together in design. This look can be bold, so choose varying shades of complementary colors to tone up or bring down the effect. For a more subtle look, you can also opt to use varying shades of the same color as the anchor for your design. To use fabrics in multiple colors, draw a triangle on the color wheel to find three colors that complement each other.
- Mix Styles
If you have a few favorite antique pieces of furniture, don’t assume that you can’t pair them with more modern pieces. Antique pedestal-foot tables can pair fine alongside wicker furniture, while Regency chairs can sit beautifully around a farmhouse dining table. Don’t limit yourself to a particular furniture design period. Instead, mix and match furniture pieces you like to create an eclectic room.
At Reeds Furniture, whatever your design tastes, we’ve got something for you. Call our San Fernando Valley-area furniture store today at (818) 388-6114 for more advice about pairing furniture and to see how we can help you create your dream room!