Friday, July 26, 2013

Mixing and matching chairs -I-

Mix and matching chairs is a great way to create a space with more personality. Your reasons for mixing and matching could be to save money (you can only afford one or two of a certain chair you love), availability (the chair is an antique and you only found 1), or visual interest (you think matching chairs are a snorefest). What ever your reasons, a few guidelines can keep your space looking chic.


Color Consistency: Paint your chairs the same color, or use the same fabric on the upholstery.  This will create a cohesive thread throughout your chair set.
via Houzz via SF Girl By Bay

Make your intentions clear:
Make it obvious you intended the mixed look.  Choosing chairs from different eras, like the traditional chairs with the ghost chairs, it a great way to mix with intent.
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Two examples 


Finding the right combination can sometimes be tough if you can't see the big picture. A great way to start is to decide on a color palette, prints, and foundation pieces you love. For example if you are going to do a living room and office combined, you can use neutrals with an accent color (in this case, lavender), and use it in your living room as and accent and then your office chairs!
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Going with a different shape for the office chair but in the accent color- this swivel chair can make a statement without feeling like it doesn't fit in with the rest of the space.  Color is the connecting thread here.
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If you are going with a fun statement chairs, finding complimentary pieces might seem harder to pick out, but using the rest of this room's decor, an aqua desk chair might be the perfect mix match.




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You can look at Homebase's chair range for ideas to mix and match your own furniture!

Have you ever tried mixing and matching chairs?

This post is sponsored by homebase.co.uk, but all words and opinions are my own.

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