Bringing a room
together is more
than just having
by JENNIFER ADAMS
hether your décor includes old
and new ;nds, furniture of
varying sizes and shapes, or a
blend of patterns and colors,
you can create a cohesive room that feels
comfortable and looks beautiful—and,
most importantly, is authentically you.
Here are my favorite tips to help you
easily bring together a room that looks
intentional and well composed, while
capturing your unique personality.
Let contrasting elements complement.
If your room has a mix of different elements—
shapes, colors, patterns, sizes and textures—
you have the building blocks for creating an
interesting and energizing space. Instead
of worrying about how your items do not
match, embrace the diversity by letting
contrasting pieces complement each other.
For instance, if you have a boxy chair, complement it with contrasting pillows that have
soft lines; if you have a square coffee table,
decorate it with round accessories, such as
a potted plant or soft-edged vase.
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Di;erent elements, such
as a round planter on a
square table can help tie
a room together.