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Design Dilemma: Mixing Wood Finishes In A Room – Schneiderman’s {the blog}


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This design dilemma comes from a post suggestion that we received via email.

Design dilemma question on mixing woods in a space

It’s a great question, so thank you for asking!

The answer to your question is NO.   All of the wood finishes in a space do not need to match.

In fact, too many perfectly matching pieces can make a room feel bogged down, so the current trend is to mix furniture and finishes to liven up your space and make it more interesting.

There are skilled designers that can mix what seems to be unending finishes in a room and get away with it, but that typically doesn’t work for most people.  These tips are for those who want to mix and match, but want to keep simple and need guidelines to make sure it’s all working together…

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1. Start With One.

Choose one dominant wood tone that the others will compliment.  If

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6 Tips for Mixing Wood Tones in a Room

How to Mix Wood Finishes

Let’s all sing it from the mountain tops: The days of matching wood furniture sets are a thing of the past. Truthfully, it was a decorating rule that really never was — and for good reason. When all of the wood surfaces in a single space share the same tone, nothing stands out and the room falls flat. Allowing various wood finishes to coexist can result in a more eclectic, layered look that lends the right amount of texture and depth. The overall feel is more organic, as if individual pieces have been collected over time.

There is no magic formula when it comes to mixing wood furniture finishes, but here are a few guidelines that may help you find your footing.

How to Mix Wood Finishes

Contrast Furniture and Flooring

Furnishings can get lost against the backdrop of a similarly toned wood floor. Break up the monotony by pairing light furniture with flooring that

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Mixing Brown & Black, Beige & Gray in Design & Decor

Mixing Brown & Black, Beige & Gray in Design & Decor

I created this article with advice for mixing the neutral palettes of brown/beige and black/gray back in 2013 and it remains one of my most read blog posts. I’ve updated it several times and in 2019 is the latest update of projects and a new video. Do you have questions about how to blend these colors in your decor? Contact me.

Over the last several years the neutrals of choice have shifted from the brown and beige spectrum to the grays and blacks and now whites are also gaining popularity. Gray tones are hot right now in both interior design and in fashion. If you will be renovating soon, it’s a great time to incorporate more grays and blacks into you home. But what if you completed a remodel or new decorating scheme just a few years ago? Are

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