When you’re designing a beautiful and warm home environment, furniture coordination can be the key to successfully styling your house in an interesting and eye-catching way. However, there are limits to everything, and your furniture coordination is one of them. Too much matching furniture can make your house seem tacky and outdated. As such, it’s best to have a healthy mix of coordination and contrast. To help you take this next step in home decor, here are the benefits of coordinating your furniture!
Makes the House a More Cohesive Area
One of the principal benefits of having coordinated furniture is that it can make a space feel more cohesive with the rest of the house. When looking at uncoordinated furniture in a room, you may find that it can look somewhat tacky, simply because it looks random and chaotic. Compare this with a house with matching furniture. Often, these houses give off an air of completion and class—especially when the furniture matches in color.
It Reinforces the Character of a Room
Another benefit of matching furniture is that it can often reinforce an identity or theme that you are trying to display in a room. Because furniture is typically the largest object in the room (and, therefore, the most eye-catching), this tends to be the best area to really drive home an idea. For example, if you are looking for the log cabin feel, plaid furniture or a darker leather can really give you that rustic, outdoorsy aesthetic. In contrast, if you are going for an oceanside feel, a light blue or tan couch can drive home this feeling through color association.
Don’t Go Too Overboard
As mentioned, having matching furniture can be a real benefit to your space—just as long as you don’t overdo it. There’s a limit to everything, especially design. An overplayed design can bog down the room’s mood and force attention to itself rather than reinforcing the other themes in the room. If you start to notice that everything is the same color, or if the furniture doesn’t match anything else in the room, it’s probably time to reconsider.
The benefits of coordinating your furniture are boundless, provided you do it tastefully. Consider looking through design catalogs if you are unsure of what look you are going for—but don’t just stop there. Ask your friends and family what they think of your ideas, as they’ll be your critics in the future. Until next time, happy designing and good luck!