Is it ok to mix and match your bedroom furniture? Yes and absolutely! All matching bedroom sets are a thing of the past! Layering in, and mixing and matching different furniture pieces gives more fun and interest to your bedroom.
How do you mix and match your bedroom furniture? While still making the bedroom style make sense without matching room sets?
Unless everything matching is only thing that makes sense to you design wise (then, you’re all sorted). Mixing and matching furniture can bring up its own set of issues. Pulling and piecing different styles and colours together to create one cohesive look. That works!
The whole point of the mixing and matching style is that it’s supposed to look totally different and unique to anyone else’s space. A look that’s personal and effortless… in theory. But where do you start?
Here are some top tips for mixing and matching furniture styles for the bedroom…
Mixing And Matching Bedroom Furniture Tips
1. Start With One Piece
Already have a piece of furniture you love? It’s best start with that first piece and work from that. Especially if it’s an antique or a second hand piece. Something that is one off is better to be worked around first off.
It’ll be a lot easier to get buy pieces around what you already intend to use for the bedroom. Rather than the other way around!
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What better way to start off your bedroom around a totally special and unique piece? This way you can pick up on the style and other details that you can use to determine other pieces for the room.
2. Match Pieces
Some things can match!
If you’re just beginning to experiment with mixing up furniture styles then use this tip to start off with. The trick is not to try and match the bigger items together as the bigger items you see first and it will look too obvious.
Matching nightstands is the best option to begin with. Nightstands are smaller in proportion to the bed, or a wardrobe. As long as the bed is central and of a different style and finish it will break the pair up.
Saying that, you do not have to match your nightstands. Even if you’re creating a symmetrical and balanced bedroom the nightstands can be of a similar style. It doesn’t have to be an exact pairing.
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3. The Bed
The bed is the whole purpose for the bedroom so it should be the focal point.
In other words it should stand out so try and avoid exactly matching the bed to any other piece in the room. It’s going to look a bit boring otherwise. If you have wood or metal furniture pieces an upholstered bed will break up the hard finishes and soften the space a bit.
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4. Vary Furniture
Mix up the shape, styles and materials of some the furniture pieces. Don’t be afraid to mix round shapes with rectangular in the bedroom. As well as the styles.
Remember you can mix heavier pieces with more lightweight and airy looking furniture pieces.
Repetition not matching. Find a shape, a finish, a colour, a texture that you can be found in a few of the pieces that you choose for your bedroom.
It could be a curved shape or a hardware finish that you like on the furniture. By repeating an element in the some of the pieces it brings the whole space together.
If you’ve chosen a different material for the dresser you might want to repeat the hardware or colour to another furniture piece in the bedroom. Even though some of key furniture pieces will be different they still should relate to each other.
A Balancing Act
When it comes to mixing and matching styles it’s all a bit of a balancing act. Too few details and it feels like something’s missing. Too much of the same is uninteresting.
Look at the size of your room and the proportions of your pieces to figure if you’re leaning too much to one side or the other. But once you have it sussed it will feel right and look the style will be well balanced!
Using the mixing and matching bedroom styles will give you some flexibility later down the line when changing up rooms around the home too.
Mix and Match Bedroom Furniture Guides
I’ve put together some furniture guides to give you some ideas and inspiration on how you can mix and match your bedroom pieces…
Bedroom Idea One
The first bedroom guide is of a transitional design style. Mixing traditional and modern furniture pieces together to achieve a look that’s right in between. The bed is a traditional classic wingback style and in a neutral colour. Which makes it easy to pair with other pieces.
Floral elements from the light fixture and chest of drawers soften the modern and straight lines from the nightstands and the accent chair. I love the contrasting pink chest of drawers as it becomes a stand out piece. But still picks up the finish of the material of the nightstands and the fabric colour used throughout the bedroom.
Of course if you wanted to opt for all modern bedroom style you could swap out the chest of drawers for something more contemporary.
Bedroom Idea Two
1 Pleated Pendant Light | 2. Gold Side Table | 3. Upholstered Wood Bed | 4. Rattan Blush Rattan Bedside Table | 5. Storage Bench | 6. Cane Accent Chair
When mismatching nightstands, a good option is to go for totally different styles. In this bedroom idea I’ve paired a tall circular gold side table with an oval rattan bedside table.
This option is great if you have limited space on the side of your bed. The gold finish on both nightstand and the curve shape help the two pieces to work together. The soft circular and oval shapes are also repeated in the pleated light shade and the oval storage bench.
Brass gold finishes are repeated throughout the design as well as warm wood tones. The cane rattan is repeated in the chair and the bedside table.
Bedroom Idea Three
Remember you can still use a couple of pieces from the same collection to help pull your bedroom together. The wardrobe and the accent chair are from the same company. So the wood tones, the finish of the brass and colour are pretty much the same.
Don’t feel you have to get exact match of finishes like brass when buying from different places. But not too many. An open curved brass bed sets the focal point for the bedroom.
Contrasting the shape of rectangular nightstands against the curved bed frame is a good mix and match tip for interest. And the circular pleated pendant light mirrors the style of the bed.
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You can download this PDF guide for $5 for reference for the full article including the bedroom guides. You can save it to file or it print out to refer to anytime you need.
I hope these tips helped! What are your main pain points when it comes to mixing and matching bedroom pieces? Let me know in the comments below!
Jan27th March 2023 at 16:58
I have a Tommy Bahama bed and am wondering if I could put ivory nightstands with that. It’s a medium wood colour.
Moshells17th November 2022 at 14:14
Good input! This is quite useful. I’m positive I’ll use the suggestions you’ve given in the future.
Alyssa Rischbieth15th November 2022 at 11:44
WOW! what a great ideas of decorating the bedroom. Great post and good point. Thanks a lot for sharing this, I really appreciate it.
Neobest mattress12th February 2022 at 12:34
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