Mix and Match
When done well, playful juxtapositions can have a powerful visual impact. Spend some time mixing and matching shapes, colors and textures to make your living space look more elegant and unique. Pair glass with leather, wood and metals, along with various other textiles and decorative elements.
Don’t expect instant success; it will take some time, thought and experimentation to find the right layered mix of features and décor. When you hit the right note, however, you will instantly notice that your living room has become more dynamic and unique.
To avoid making things too chaotic, try to pair opposites to achieve an artful balance. For example, you might pair the solid, natural aesthetic of a wooden coffee table with the warmth and feel of velvet upholstery. If you need more ideas, check out Better Homes & Gardens for examples of ways you can combine diverse design features.