Mixing furniture styles is a great way to give your home a sense of personality that's unique to you. It's also a great way to keep your home looking curated and thoughtfully planned out. And while there's absolutely nothing wrong with buying an entire furniture set if you have a particular look in mind or if you're looking to create a very cohesive matching space. But these days, many interior design enthusiasts aren't doing that. Instead, they're choosing to go for thoughtfully selected pieces that might not necessarily match but look great together for a personalised sense of uniqueness and harmony in the home.

If what we just described sounds like exactly what you're trying to achieve, then look no further. At Taskers, we have a plethora of designs, styles, and collections to choose from when it comes time to build your personalised living space. Our ranges are home to some of the world's most sought-after luxury brands, which are perfect for mixing and matching—like Calligaris, Alexander & James, Harrison Spinks, Tetrad, and many more! Now that you have a range of options from which to choose your furniture pieces, here's how to mix and match styles like a pro for a truly curated space that feels cosy, homely, and stylish.

Decide on your colour palette beforehand

Taskers Green and brown sofas

When executed in the right way, mixed furniture styles come together to form a cohesive and thoughtfully planned look, and the results are stunning. So, it's always best to approach this sort of interior style with a plan of action. When you take the approach of diving right in and start buying items at will, each item you choose might be beautiful, but together, you run the risk of it looking messy and chaotic and not providing the atmosphere you were trying to achieve. Balance is key.

So, the first step is to pick out your colour palettes. If you’re decorating one room, you want to keep the palette relatively simple, so it’s easier to find pieces that go together cohesively despite not being related. Keeping your palette to one-to-two shades with the occasional pop of colour will make it hard for you to stray too far into the ‘too much’ zone, where things start to get a bit wacky or stop making sense, even when you’re mixing and matching styles.

Consider the scale of your space

When it comes to filling space, you want to choose furnishings and accessories that fit well in the space so it doesn't feel so crowded to the point where it's barely functional or so spacious that it feels cold and empty. Like we said before, it's all about striking the perfect balance. When it comes to mixing and matching furniture styles, it can be really easy to start buying things that you love without considering how they work with each other in your space, so it's easy to buy pieces that overwhelm each other.

Taskers grey sofa

For these reasons, it's best to follow the same approach you would when setting up a room with a furniture set. For instance, if your room is spacious enough to accommodate a 3-seater sofa, a 2-seater sofa, an armchair, and a coffee table, then these are the pieces you should search for. In the same vein, if your room is much smaller, you'd need to assess exactly what could fit where and what looks balanced before you start searching for your pieces.

Start with any statement pieces and work outward

When it comes to mixing and matching styles, you want to keep things fluid, which means focusing on one or two key pieces per room. This could be an interesting dining table like the Tivoli Cream Dining Table. If you are starting your dining room, picking your most significant pieces or statement pieces first will allow you to not only assess how much room you have left to play with but also give you inspiration and a vision as to what to pick out to compliment and style around it. For example, if we were starting with this table, motifs we'd be able to pick out include the circular shapes on the legs or the chrome finishing, as well as other furniture pieces in cream. And even if all of these were for different periods or styles, they'd still work together beautifully.

There are a million different tips and tricks we could give you for mixing and matching furniture, but there are a few of the key things to keep in mind when you’re planning and hunting for your perfect pieces. If you’d like any expert options when it comes to styling your space, our experts are always on hand! Not to mention, if you pop down to our showroom, you can see all of our wonderful ranges in situ, for better inspiration and a more tactile shopping experience.

Our sweeping 42,000 sq ft showroom has thousands of furniture pieces from stunning luxury brands like Calligaris, Alexander & James, Harrison Spinks and Cattelan Italian all on display 7 days a week! Or if you’d prefer, you can check out our ranges online and give us a call on 01254 375983 to speak to our friendly team.