Can You Go Overboard With Mixing and Matching?

Can You Go Overboard With Mixing and Matching?

Adrienne Breaux
Aug 14, 2009

We have a confession. We absolutely love mixed and matched sets of things. Dinner plates, dining room chairs, throw pillows---you name it, and we think it's gorgeous when it's oh-so casually mixed together...

In fact, if we had our way, we'd most likely go completely overboard and have an entire house full of nothing that matched. Let's not forget the incredible affordability of mixing and matching, either. When you don't have to worry about matching items, you can find pieces from all sorts of sources. And mixing and matching also let's you have the best of both worlds: if you happen to be torn between different styles, you can have one of each! And while we've talked about mixing and matching different styles in the same room on Apartment Therapy before, for this post we're more curious about mixing or matching sets of things.

What do you think about mixing and matching? Are there any things that you think should never be mixed? What do you think are the best sorts of things to be mixed and matched? Do you subscribe to the mix and match philosophy, or do you prefer a cleaner, simpler, matching design? Tell us about your mixing and matching adventures!

(Image: Flickr member [patientno9] licensed for use under Creative Commons) and Chris and Stephanie's Hip Lower Haight Home)

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