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Convinced that your dining room needs to have a formal feeling with beige walls, classic wood finishes, tied together with an unobtrusive color palette, and a traditional suite like this one.
We do love that classic look, but we think it’s time to rethink your dining room philosophy and visit the idea of mixing and matching. Recently we’ve noticed a shift in design thinking and mixing patterns, colors, textures, and styles is not only common, but encouraged! We love this idea because it gives you a chance to play with your favorite hues, different touches, and combine styles, all whilst uninhibited by “matchy-matchy” elements. This being said, there is a fine line between tastefully calculated combinations and all-out eyesores.
You can mix modern with traditional, vintage with new, whimsical with antique, and as long as it shows off your personality, it will work! Proportion, scale, and color become the more important parameters: not ‘match, match, match.’
Here are some of our favorites that we think do a pretty good job. And be sure to check out our Pinterest Board for all our favorite mixed and matched styled rooms.
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