You’ve heard us declare “It’s all in the mix” countless times, and while cliché, you have to admit there’s truth to the statement. The best spaces aren’t one note; rather, they are a little bit modern, a little bit granny-chic (or perhaps mostly minimalist, a hint flashy—you catch our drift). This is especially true when it comes to choosing furniture. Gone are the days when you would buy a matching set from the furniture store. Now it’s about creating a curated space with pieces that combine comfort and style, function and flair. To take your living room design to the next level, we’ve rounded up our favorite ideas that are sure to inspire your space.
1. Everything Is Better in Pairs
When it comes to creating symmetry, two is always better than one. Add a pair of side chairs (or two!) or install a set of wall lights on either end of the sofa for a perfectly balanced space.
2. Don’t Be Afraid to Rearrange
If you’ve had your furniture in the same spot since the day you’ve moved in, it might be time to switch it up. Try moving the sofa to a different wall or turning it perpendicularly to create separate seating areas. It’s an instant (and free) redesign!
3. Embrace Slipcovers
A crisp white sofa works well in any space, but they have a reputation for being high-maintenance. Compromise with tailored, washable slipcovers (and also, get good at spot-cleaning)
4. Add Color With Accents
For a cohesive look, stick to a single color palette when mixing-and-matching pillow patternsMeaning, go ahead and toss the swirly throw pillow next to the thin-striped one as long as they are both blue.
5. Play with Scale
If you’re working with a small space, you don’t have to limit yourself to small furniture. Try choosing a statement piece or two such as a sofa or sideboard that will command the room and offer more in terms of seating or storage.
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