TIP OF THE DAY: MISMATCH & LAYER
It’s becoming more and more popular and I can see why. Mismatching is a wonderful way of decorating and fits right in with the rustic, vintage and French look that so many are trying to achieve.
Marrying modern (which can appear cold or clinical in comparison with old world styles) with mismatched vintage and shabby decor can really add a wonderful visual layer to the room/home and can soften the look to make it feel warm and homely. If you are like me and love lots of different styles (e.g. provincial, country, rustic, vintage, shabby and the list really does go on) then it’s a great way of getting aspects of all those styles and mismatching them so that they work together to add a whole new look or element. It really is amasing how great a brand new vase looks sitting on a rustic aged table, or how homely a new kitchen feels with pretty odd vintage tins and jars lining counter tops or shelves or lovely varying coloured fabrics inside your linen cupboard. And who of us haven’t seen some stunning dinning settings with a wonderful array of mismatching chairs.
So it’s time to break out of the mental box of evens, pairing, matching and give the odds and ends a try. Even be as bold as having bedside tables that are different can be so effective or try having one (if practical) now I’m really being bold haha. If you aren’t as bold as to mismatch your furniture then you can still achieve a mismatching makeover with decor from anything as simple as beautiful mismatching tea cups (I’m currently working on my collection) and crockery to odd sized and shaped old frames in differing tones. It really is so easy, if you have a basic colour palette in mind then try and stick to it to make your look cohesive but at the same time don’t be afraid to throw some colour into that palette, yes marrying bright with muted tones can be very effective.
This look really does achieve a homely feel and as long as you have the desire then it’s attainable and the beauty of it is that its budget friendly, you don’t have to spend a fortune, in fact many of your mismatched treasures may likely come from second hand shopping.
My mismatched inspiration has led me to get into my workshop and create some beautiful mismatched chairs.
Check them out at our Facebook page, have a squiz … if you’re interested in getting your hands on one or even both of these chairs then feel free to email me or contact me on Facebook and I will get back to you ASAP heres the link – https://www.facebook.com/media/set/edit/a.258837714250576.64941.244584692342545/#!/photo.php?fbid=273752272759120&set=a.258837714250576.64941.244584692342545&type=1&theater
Happy mismatching everyone 😀 and if you loved this post check out my recent post on finding your inner bowerbird – http://rusticboutique.com.au/2013/03/25/find-your-inner-bowerbird/