added by jbuffard2
(3 months ago)
When using neutrals: 4. Use beautiful and interesting shapes. Removing color from the equation also brings shape into the foreground and the shapes in this room really catch your attention. The ottoman is unique and so is the side table composed of metal discs. The little swoop of the wood on the arms of the chairs also adds interest and contrasts with the very straight lines of the coffee table.
5. Use a combination of interesting materials and surfaces. In the photo above we see a shiny metal side table and a mica coffee table. They both add interest to the room that would be missing if matching wood coffee and side tables had been chosen.
Tip: Do not go into a furniture showroom and buy the matching 5-piece-sofa-loveseat-chair-coffee table-side table combo. It might feel like a safe choice, but it is boring, boring, boring!