Making your hous
e a showcase can be a challenge when you inherited pieces that sentimental reasons and an eclectic mish mash too nice to eliminate. Making a cohesive statement from all of the diversity is easier than you think. Part of what we enjoy doing at the shop is to bring creative ways to pull together a room, so let me share a few of our tips that will guide you have a variety of furniture styles, are special for of other items in mixing with an artful eye!
If you have a mismatched dining set, try painting all of
the pieces the same color so that the eye is “tricked” into
thinking the chairs and table are all from the same era.
Even if the chairs have different backs or leg styles, this
works well to unify the room. Select a favorite paint color and enjoy a day of painting. The wonderful selection of
chalk paint that is now available everywhere can be a nice choice as no prepping or sanding is required, and
the matte finish can be enhanced using one of the beautiful waxes for a distinctive and refined finished
look. Scratches and years of wear can be covered and the result can even add value to the piece. Of course, you
wouldn’t paint heritage pieces if they aren’t in pristine condition, so it is a technique that we use for pieces that are not heirlooms. Blending painted and original pieces in your room adds dimension, so if grandma’s buffet is in a beautiful cherry, then let that be the statement piece with the other pieces telling a unified color story.
A living room can have a sofa from the 1940’s, a chair and ottoman from the 1960’s and end tables from the 1970’s. All of these disjointed looks can be pulled together with fabric and color choices. Choose accent pillows in prints you love, and replicate the colors throughout the room. One of the most overlooked areas that easily brings a look together is in your choice of lampshades. There are so many beautifully colored and patterned lampshades from which to choose and that will add unity to your living room. Create even more continuity by repeating the dominant colors in the fabrics with your tabletop pieces, candles, art work and rug. Keeping to a maximum of three to four colors will unify the diverse decades as well. Mixing and matching eclectic pieces is what gives your home a personal feel and reveals your family’s distinctive personality. Enjoy the diversity and have fun in knowing your home is as unique as you! We look forward to helping you with any projects you may have!
All the best,