Three successful combinations

You might have found yourself wanting to add an extra item of furniture several months after buying multiple items as part of a collection set. What do you do if the item is no longer offered in the right finish or if the collection is no longer available?

Here are some tips to make the most of the situation!

Combining similar tones

This approach is based on finding the common thread between two finishes. In the picture, the colour of the pine tree rings goes very well with the cherry tone. This eclectic mix produces an overall harmonious look.

The drawer chests are in Sunny Pine (model 3242 LOGIK) and the bed is in Sumptuous Cherry (model 3156 VITO)

The drawer chests are in Sunny Pine (model 3242 LOGIK) and the bed is in Sumptuous Cherry (model 3156 VITO)

We paired the two finishes in this office space together because they both have soft wood grains, their tones mesh well together, and they are of the same style.

The desk is in Chocolate (model 7219 ELEMENT) and the shelf bookcase (model 4356 SKYLINE) is in Sumptuous Cherry

The desk is in Chocolate (model 7219 ELEMENT) and the shelf bookcase (model 4356 SKYLINE) is in Sumptuous Cherry

Contrasting combinations

In this case, use the brightness of one or more light items or spice up the uniformity of a collection by combining darker furniture. You are more likely to pull off a contrasted combination if you keep to the same style.

The bed and night stand are in Pure White (model 3150 VITO) and the drawer chests are in Pure Black (model 3170 Vito)

The bed and night stand are in Pure White (model 3150 VITO) and the drawer chests are in Pure Black (model 3170 Vito)

Team together items of two different tones

It’s easily the smoothest combination! Plus, it is hard to go wrong when you stick to one of the two tones of the main furniture.

Pure White and Country Pine (model 792) and an item in Country Pine (model 432 SUMMER BREEZE)

Pure White and Country Pine (model 792) and an item in Country Pine (model 432 SUMMER BREEZE)

As you can see, you can definitely mix up furniture finishings. Just as with all decorating projects, a few good tips and a little bit of creativity go a long way!

Decorating don’t: trying to get a perfect match by using very similar finishes. The difference would not look intentional and would be too obvious to go unnoticed.

This post has been written in collaboration with Sylvie Blanchet, Decor Product Specialist at South Shore.

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