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09 July 2021

Matching vs Mismatched Furniture: What’s Best for You?

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Dave Hut - Content Editor

From three-piece suites to the classic dining room table and chairs, matching furniture sets have been a style staple for years. If you’re trying to create a polished, put-together look, matching furniture is one of the easiest ways to achieve this. But can mismatched furniture look just as chic as a coordinated set? And which approach – matching or mismatched – is the best for you?

In this blog post, we’ll explain how you can put your own spin on these two looks. Whether you prefer to keep things simple by sticking to one style or like the freedom to shake things up, read on to discover how our handcrafted ranges at make it easy to create an aesthetic that suits you.

Why choose matching furniture?

There are many arguments for choosing a matching furniture set – the most obvious being how easy it is! Particularly when buying furniture online, it can be difficult to check whether different pieces will work well together. If you buy a white dining table from one supplier and a set of white dining chairs from another, for example, there’s no guarantee they will actually be exactly the same colour once they arrive.

Buying furniture from the same range and supplier is the only way to make sure your items will complement each other and look chic in your home. At, we sell a variety of different furniture ranges. While they all feature real hardwood, handcrafted construction and thoughtful design, each offers its own unique aesthetic.

From our Georgian-inspired Gainsborough range to the cool Scandinavian style of Edvard Olsen, you’ll find something to suit even the most particular tastes. And with everything from bed frames and breakfast bars to dressing tables and display cabinets available, you’ll have no problem finding your perfect matching set.

Why choose mismatched furniture?

Mismatched furniture has been a growing trend over the last few years. It first became popular as part of the shabby chic movement, which saw people embracing a casually ‘undone’ look for their homes. Some like to take this trend to the max, choosing odd dining chairs for their kitchen and contrasting colours in their décor. A more subtle option is to include a mix of different coordinating pieces to add interest.

Fallen in love with our furniture ranges but can’t pick just one? We know the feeling! Luckily, we’ve designed our collections with versatility in mind. Although all of our ranges carry everything you’ll need in and of themselves, it’s also fun to mix and match pieces to create your ultimate aesthetic.

If you’re looking for a simple starting point, our popular Tetbury range pairs beautifully with the timeless elegance of our Florence range. Both are available in a variety of neutral colours, which means you can choose your favourite pieces from each collection without having to worry that the shades won’t match. Even better, they’ve both been covered with the same paint and hardwearing lacquer, so will age beautifully in tandem once you’ve added them to your home.

Matching or mismatched: which is best for you?

The right decision for your home will ultimately depend on your personal preference. Matching furniture sets can be a stylish way to enhance the appeal of your rooms, especially if you’re keen to create a luxurious bedroom or dining suite. But that doesn’t mean that mismatched furniture isn’t as chic. In fact, it’s perfectly possible to create a cohesive look by carefully pairing complementary colours, shapes and styles. Or, if you really want to make a statement, go bold with clashing pieces.

If you’re still torn between matching and mismatched furniture, why not get the best of both worlds? By matching big pieces, such as a dining table and dresser in your kitchen, you can create a sense of consistency while leaving plenty of room for some contrast in your soft furnishings and smaller accessories like mix and match dining chairs.

Discover your perfect match at

Feeling inspired? At, you’ll find everything you need to bring your interior design dreams to life. We’re proud of every one of our ranges, all handcrafted from sustainably sourced hardwood. Whichever you pick, you’re guaranteed top quality craftsmanship that will keep up with your busy family life.

If you have a question about any of the items in our collection – or want advice about mixing and matching our pieces – contact our customer support team on 01989 763343 or email us at [email protected] and we’ll get back to you shortly.

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Dave Hut
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