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How to Pick Furniture that Goes Together


Choosing furniture with a similar style and weight makes any room look balanced, and strategically placed color draws your eye farther into the room.
Choosing furniture with a similar style and weight makes any room look balanced, and strategically placed color draws your eye farther into the room.
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You bought a new house that you can't wait to furnish. Visions of comfy couches and dining room chairs dance in your head, but when it comes to putting it all together, your mind is reeling. If you want to make it easy, you can go matchy-matchy and buy a suite of furniture.

But many of us are more interested in creating an eclectic room with a personality, including pieces from different designers and even different eras. Eclectic isn't just a word for throwing together everything you have in hopes of making it work. There's a strategy to pulling off a harmonious, eclectic look, and it involves a decorating scheme with unifying elements.

 


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