(Closed) Does all the furniture in your living/family room match?

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
542 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We bought a couch and loveseat as a set; and the side tables, bookcase, etc are mix and match, but they are all near the same shade of brown so it all goes well.

In your case, if they coordinate, it should look nice! Get someone to go with you that has seen the whole room and get their opinion on the new table. Good luck ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
908 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

All my stuff coordinates, but nothing (except the end tables at either end of the couch) matches exactly.

I greatly prefer it when everything doesn’t match exactly.

Post # 5
2718 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Hahaha! I wish! We had/have no money when we got our stuff, so our couch and chairs are from my grandma’s neighbor that died. None of it matches. We did get a cover for the couch, though, so it at least kind of matches the room.

Post # 6
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Yep! We bought it all at the same time. 

Post # 7
5271 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I don’t like it when things match -and it is actualy becoming more common for items not to match. Just as long as they fit together, this is the best look! Go for it! 

Post # 8
1729 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Meowkers:  I don’t care for rooms that all come in one set (like Rooms To Go or something similar). Our couch is from one place, chairs from 2 other places, tables from like 3 separate places…it makes it look more interesting and designed I think.

Post # 9
3552 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

My couch and recliner match because they are a set my parents bought me for graduating college. They also bought me a set of a coffee table and two end tables that just happen to go with a desk that my friend gave me when he moved to switzerland. The things that really don’t go together are a cheapo bookcase from target and the tv stand which was dug out of my parent’s basment. So parts of the livingroom match but the whole does not.

Post # 10
1328 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

None of mine matches.  Personally I don’t like the look of matchy-matchy furniture sets.  I prefer things to coordinate and look nice together, but not be identical.  If all my stuff matched I’d feel like I was in a store display room and not my real house ๐Ÿ˜›  But that’s just me, my personal style leans towards eclectic instead of traditional or classic.

Post # 11
1805 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

My living room is totally mismatched, but we get compliments on how our house is decorated so I think it looks good! Lol We have dark brown bookshelves on both sides of the tv, a brown ottoman, and a brown end table. We have a brown leather sofa and a moss green soft sofa. I also painted an end table a similar shade of green. I have frames and stuff in the bookshelves that pick up on the accent color.. I’ve bought all my stuff randomly, some from an expensive furniture store and some from garage sales!

Post # 12
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Matching furniture is a huge pet peeve of mine. Definitely lacks any sort of creativity or imagination. There are so many amaxing furniture sources out there – vintage, independent, awesome stores like [email protected], West Elm. Way too much awesome stuff out there to buy a set and call it a day!

Post # 13
351 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have two leather club chairs in my living room that match, but that’s about the extent of the matching.  My occasional tables don’t match my tv stand, but they are a similar color to our wood floor and our bamboo shades.  My dark wood tv stand is the same color as my dark brown chairs, and my sofa pulls out one of the colors in our rug.  It all coordinates, which is all that really matters.

Post # 14
4582 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We got the couch and loveseat as a set, first. Then later we added two side tables (no room for a coffee table), a TV console and a couple of mission style bookcases – they’re not a matching set but they’re all the same dark finish and they look nice together.

I have a tendency to want things to be matchy-matchy but then I end up not liking how it looks, so I’m constantly trying to remind myself that mis-matched can actually look really nice.

Post # 15
420 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Oh god, no. LOL! We have a small living room, with only 5 pieces of furniture: couch, chair, coffee table, hutch, and TV stand. The chair is old and tan, the couch is brand new, dark brown fleece-y material (lol! no clue what it’s made out of but it’s the softest, warmest couch ever!), the hutch is gorgeous lighter colored wood with a copper inset, the coffee table is darker colored wood and handcrafted (so it looks much different then the hutch in style), and the TV stand is a gray hunk of junk Hahaha. 

miraculously, our hodge podge room actually looks nice, though! Well, minus the TV stand, but I hate that thing so I’m just judgey. But I definitely think that mismatching your furniture is a GOOD thing! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 16
4371 posts
Honey bee

I really dislike matching sets. Makes me feel like I’m in a department store showroom. I try to find interesting pieces that flow together, each from different sources. 

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