The concept of “mixing and matching” is a common one within the realm of home furnishings and interior design, and one room where this theme is often quite evident is within the bedroom. Bedrooms will typically contain multiple major furniture pieces plus some notable accessories, and knowing how to mix and match these to achieve a design that’s comprehensive but not overwhelming is very important.
At Guild Hall Home Furnishings, we’re happy to offer an extensive selection of bedroom furniture and other home furniture, plus extensive interior design services to help you select the ideal pieces for your space. This two-part blog series will go over some general approaches for mixing and matching your important bedroom furniture pieces in a way that works for your overall aesthetic.
Combining “Warm” and “Cold” Items
One great approach to mixing and matching furniture is to combine “warm” and “cold” items. By “warm,” this generally means rustic-style wood or fabric pieces, while by “cold,” this typically refers to metal or glass-based items.
For example, a wooden bed frame could be paired with a metallic dresser, or a velvet sofa with a glass-based side table. The idea is to combine pieces that have different textures and finishes, to create contrast in the space while still feeling unified.
Variations of Similar Tones
The use of tone is also an important tool in mixing and matching furniture. While a great option can be to combine different colors, variations of similar tones can also help create cohesion in your space.
For example, if you have several wooden pieces of furniture, you could mix and match items that range from light oak to dark walnut for a consistent look. Similarly, if you have a few metal pieces, you can combine different finishes such as brass and silver to bring depth to the room without making it look too busy.
Keep Your Overall Room/Home Design in Mind
You’re telling a story with your interior design, and this should be kept in mind when mixing and matching your bedroom furniture. If you have an overall aesthetic that you’re trying to achieve, don’t forget to make sure the pieces of furniture you select flow with it.
For example, if you have a vintage-inspired bedroom design, wood-based items such as wicker or bamboo could be used to bring a rustic feel. On the other hand, if you’re going for a more contemporary-style bedroom, metal and glass pieces can help create that look.
Be sure to check back with Guild Hall Home Furnishings soon for part two of this blog series, which will go over details on how to accessorize your bedroom. In the meantime, don’t hesitate to contact us if you’d like help selecting furniture or designing your space. We look forward to hearing from you!