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How to Stylishly Decorate With Mismatched Furniture

A tiny, awkward space is furnished with a disparate mix of furnishings that ultimately becomes the perfect spot to kick back.
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Unifying Through Color

To fit her informal, collected bohemian style, the living room of this Atlanta homeowner was outfitted with mismatched seating and a collection of disparate pieces unified by color.

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Apartment-Sized Sofa

Measuring nine feet deep by 10 feet wide, the small living area of the cottage was difficult to furnish with a three-seat sofa. Instead, a two-seater sofa considered "apartment size" was chosen.

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Danish Modern

A fan of eclectic style, the homeowner preferred seating pieces that worked well together, but were of different styles and eras. To complement the classic, traditional lines of the apartment-sized sofa, a Danish modern armchair upholstered in red velvet was used. Since both pieces are similar in scale and proportion, they look balanced when paired together.

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1970s Wicker

To introduce a new texture to the small space, a 1970s wicker chair was picked up at a flea market for only $50. By investing in a custom seat cushion, the piece became as comfortable as it is sculptural.

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