How To Mix Furniture Styles

It’s been said that “love is blind,” and when it comes to home decor, we tend to agree. Just because you can’t immediately envision how a special piece is going to look in your home doesn’t mean you have to say no to it in favor of something that will match your existing decor. And if you’re looking to venture away from coordinated looks to try something new, we’re here to help. Differing styles can work together cohesively and, even better, create a look that’s uniquely your own.

Below we’ve rounded up ways to bring seemingly dissimilar furniture together for a stylish outdoor space that embraces the mixing and matching of shapes, patterns, materials and colors.

Naturally light wood and thick lines make a nice neutral background for a pair of dark, contrasting chairs with curved lines and detailed weaves. Rounded tables further soften the angles while a rug with a similar intricate pattern or a mix of dark and light hues can bring it all together. Bright pillows are a quick and easy way to add an extra splash of your favorite color.

A pair of dining chairs with woven features can provide extra texture and color to almost any setting, especially when paired with a contrasting table and its matching benches. The variety of colors opens up the possibilities for matching add-ons as well, including dinnerware, placemats and centerpieces.

Mixing textures is a great way for every seat to feel special. A pair of soft, upholstered armchairs makes a nice textural contrast to the matching hardwood table and chairs. Colorful, patterned pillows add softness to any scene and can, of course, be tossed from chair to chair.

Show us how you mix and match your favorite outdoor furniture pieces by following @frontgate and using #Frontgate to share your photos.