New homeowners may think of interior design as a fancy, upper-class term, but it’s actually a very important building block of any household. This is why it’s so important to consult a professional interior designer when you’re designing your new home. However, you should still understand the importance of good interior design as well. By looking through this quick guide of tips on how to mix and match furniture, you’ll learn some principles about interior design that will improve your overall understanding of each room in your house.
Prioritize Color Patterns and Themes
Each room should have a theme, and the color patterns of each room should reflect that theme. You might think that to create a nice balance of color in the room, you have to stick to a certain pattern. For example, if you have a rug with a blue and red checkered pattern, you can repeat that specific color pairing throughout the room—but you shouldn’t feel beholden to that specific checkered pattern. You could place a red couch with blue pillows or a blue blanket in the room.
Mix and match the colors throughout the room so that each object has its own identity while still sticking to a cohesive visual theme. Your theme can be time period-based, color-based, or location-based—whatever makes it feel more like your home as opposed to another random home in the neighborhood.
Balance the Weight of Objects in Each Room
Everything in your home has a visual weight. For instance, if you have a thick, heavy bed frame with two spindly bedside tables or a small dresser, the room will appear visually off-balance. However, if you combine that bed with one or two strong, sturdy side tables and a large dresser made of similar materials, you can better retain a sense of visual balance.
However, this doesn’t mean that if your room has something heavy in it, everything in the room needs to be heavy, or vice versa. You can improve the room’s visual balance if you place an object such as a small, unobtrusive potted plant on that bedside table or dresser. You can even go with a small statue or bust, if you’d prefer. Balancing the objects in each room is an easy step to overthink, but once you have a better understanding of the visual weight of the objects, you’ll have a stronger grasp on how to balance them throughout the house.
If you and your interior designer use these two tips on how to mix and match furniture, you can successfully develop an identity and style for each and every room in the house. At Traditions Interiors, we offer interior home design services to South Texas homeowners looking to maximize the potential of every room in their houses, from construction to completion.