The Perfect Match
> 2 July 2022
THE PERFECT MATCH
Ever find it challenging trying to mix-and-match your furniture, homeware and artwork pieces? Pairing pieces in your home is a huge part of interior styling, but it’s not always so easy.
After flipping through a page or two of your favourite interior-style zine, or scrolling through your Insta feed, it’s normal to feel a little overwhelmed. How do they get things to match so perfectly? Am I matching the “right” colours with each other? Should these two textures really be going together?
These questions are all-too-common with countless interior style lovers out there, which is why we’re here to help. We want to give you brand-new design inspo to reignite your creative mind and help you find the perfect match. We want to help you let go of any style-fears you may have, and instead give you the confidence to mix-and-match like the pro we know you are.
Whether you’re a lover of coastal vibes, long time trend-setter, or modern-design addict, we’ve got everything you need to bring your dream space to life. Remember: these inspo ideas are only getting you started. Use these pieces to try new things and discover fresh combinations you never knew you’d love so much. It’s easier than you might think – we promise!
Sandy toes, salty sea breeze, a drink or two in hand. Coastal vibes in the home are magical for any beach-lover, which is why it’s so important to know exactly how to bring that energy into your space. The good news is that it just takes a few key pieces, and you’ve already transported yourself into a dreamy, beachy paradise.
Rattan furniture is ideal for coastal interiors. With such an organic texture and uneven nature, rattan instantly gives off that relaxed, laidback vibe. Rattan furniture is often matched with lightweight, white cushioning, which in-turn perfectly compliments any deep blue tones commonly found in costal interiors.
Speaking of deep blue, this is another key coastal element. Match deep-blue toned décor pieces like vessels or cushions with white, beige and light blue shades, which beautifully offset the organic feel of rattan and other natural textures reminiscent of sandy beaches.
Green tones also work well, but keep them minimal. A pop of green in an artwork is just enough.
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With flight ticket prices at an all-time high, why not bring the exotic escape to you? This style idea stems from vivid orange sunsets, wide open markets bursting with intricate porcelain craftmanship and handmade rugs, and cool-toned stony walkways.
Start off soft and simple with blush tones and grey shades, which perfectly match with warm clay terracotta tones and deep black. Tie it together with lightweight beige and sandy ecru, resulting in an ideal blend of mellow colours with just the right amount of zest.
Think juxtaposing textures here for a real exotic vibe, combining soft plush boucle against cool marble or smooth waxy candles. Rattan furniture also works well here, bringing in that organic, natural vibe. A statement rug with intricate details works wonders to bring the whole look together.
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We all need to stop and take time to connect with nature every once in a while…but what if you want more than “once in a while”? Surround yourself in a constant state of calm with a space inspired by all the softness of mother nature. Think sage green tones, soft and angular shapes, and plush textures.
Matching these elements is easy when you incorporate a healthy balance of each. For instance, pair soft boucle fabrics with angular shapes to create that beautifully balanced look. Match a curved candle or decorative piece against an artwork with both round and angular lines – this creates a cohesive look by allowing contrasting shapes to play off each other.
In terms of the palette, sage and olive greens are ideal, but you’ll want to offset them with clean, crisp whites and some sandy beige tones. This makes green stand out as a statement colour, but in the softest, most subtle of ways.
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Love to experiment, but don’t know where to start? This style setter inspo matches all the best in trend-setting pieces for a unique look that always stays ahead of the game. Deep, warm terracotta shades are forever timeless, but are particularly prominent in today’s contemporary style movement. Mellow it out with soft beige tones, as well as warm brown and some pops of crisp white. Lighter shades of creamsicle orange also perfectly match these shades.
Pay particular attention to shapes and lines here, and have fun with it. Match plenty of curves and swerves with more angular silhouettes, resulting in a cohesive look. Vessels and décor pieces are an easy way to bring that quirky energy to your space.
Balance them out with free flowing art pieces and soft fabrics, such as boucle, velvet and linen.
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Modern interior style often falls into the stereotype of hard, stark textures with limited details and an overall cold feel – but that simply isn’t the case. You can certainly lean toward modern style cues in your home, whilst bringing a more warm, comforting energy. In fact, combining these two elements is the perfect way to create interest in your space, as the clash of textures evokes a more cohesive feel.
Match flat, sleek textures such as marble and stone with soft, plush boucle fabrics, balanced out by a stripped-back colour palette. Pastel pink, green and purple tones blend beautifully with the simple softness of light grey and beige shades, with a pop of warm brown or clean white to bring it all together.
Opt for round, curvy shapes to emulate that comforting feel, and don’t be afraid to choose one or two pieces with intricate abstract details to really make the room pop – we suggest an abstract artwork or rug design.
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