If your home’s interior design is starting to look a little flat, it may be that you have too much matching going on. But wait—isn’t matching a good thing? Not in decorating. Too much matching will make your home look very one-dimensional. Discover how to avoid too much matching in home decor.
Skip the Furniture Sets
If you visit any furniture store in the country, you will see many kinds of furniture sets. In a bedroom, a set typically includes a bedframe, two nightstands, and a dresser. In a living room, it might include a sofa and two armchairs.
Whatever the case, don’t listen to the salesperson trying to convince you to buy the whole set. Instead, we encourage you to buy individual pieces that you like and mix the colors and textures.
Don’t Repeat Fabric Patterns
If your kitchen dining chairs have a chevron pattern, don’t reuse that pattern in your rugs, curtains, and kitchen linens. While it sounds logical to want fabric and upholstery to match, you’ll end up drowning in one type of pattern. It’s much better to mix up your fabrics to avoid making your home feel smaller than it is.
Use Multiple Wood Tones
Mixing wood tones can seem like expert-tier interior design, but we promise it’s not that hard. The trick is to pick only two or three tones in different shades, like a dark brown, a light ash, and white. As long as you don’t mix too many shades, you’ll find that the variations in wood tones adds depth and interest to your home.
Mix and Match Styles
One of our favorite ways to avoid too much matching in home decor is to mix up the styles we use. Popular styles include:
- Modern farmhouse
- Mid-century modern
- Scandinavian minimalism
- Parisian chic
Like what we said about wood tones, the trick is to pick a limited range of styles instead of just one, while also staying away from using too many. For example, you can mix cabinet styles to make your kitchen unique, like adding vintage hardware to sleek, minimalist cabinets.
If your home is starting to feel boring and one-dimensional, try changing up your design elements to be less matchy. Doing so will make your home feel more unique and personalized.