How To Mix and Match Bedroom Furniture
WHY MIX BEDROOM FURNITURE?
Many stores sell matching bedroom room sets which include a bed with matching nightstands and a dresser. People buy these sets because they make shopping and decorating easy and convenient.
However, the downside of buying a matching set is that your bedroom could look straight out of a catalog. Not that a catalog is necessarily a bad thing, but mixing up the furniture in a bedroom will create a custom look for your home that has a designer touch. Take a look at these inspiration photos to see mixing bedroom furniture in action!
WHERE TO START:
Maybe you have a matching bedroom set right now and want to achieve this custom look in your home. The good news is that you don't have to start from scratch! Start by switching out part of your set. If you love your bed and dresser, keep them and add new nightstands to coordinate. If you love your nightstands, then switch out your bed and dresser for something different. Or if you are feeling ambitious you can start from scratch and buy everything new!
HOW TO MIX FURNITURE:
Not every nightstand goes with every bed, and not every dresser goes with every nightstand, so how do you choose the right pieces? Here are some helpful tips:
Texture. Create interest by mixing the materials of the furniture. If you have a wood bed, try mirrored, metal, stone, painted wood, glass or lacquered nightstands. Use this same concept for a choosing a dresser.
Color. Don't think about “matching” furniture color to furniture color. Instead, think about coordinating your furniture with the rest of the room. Your nightstands, dresser or bed can coordinate with the lighting, window treatments, artwork, or rug in the room. For example, if you have a brass chandelier, use brass details in either the nailhead trim of an upholstered bed or in the hardware for nightstands or a dresser.
Style. To create a high contrast custom look, choose a nightstand that has a completely different style from the bed. For example,Try a rustic nightstand or dresser if you have a modern bed, or a modern nightstand or dresser if you have a traditional bed. Use the same style furniture but in different textures or colors for a less dramatic impression. If you have a farmhouse style bed, for example, paint the farmhouse style nightstands a different color than the bed.