Mixing Different Styles Of Furniture

Blog Posts  |  Design Articles  |  October 13, 2017

Mixing Different Styles Of Furniture

Homes that layer in different styles are dynamic and interesting.  Too much mixing and your eye doesn’t know where to go and winds up confused and unhappy. The most successful rooms seek some common ground, where everything finds a way to get along.

It’s hard to combine a beautiful mix of furniture, especially when it’s about his & hers chairs! A stationary sofa and a recliner chair; different pieces and wood finishes.

Here are a few tips about how to mix aesthetics without getting a raised eyebrow.

Make sure the items “work” together by paying attention to style, shape, scale, colour and patterns.

More on mixing patterns


Choosing two mid-century modern pieces or two traditional pieces will create a more cohesive look.


Using clean lines in all pieces, or rounded backs, or even similar leg/foot shapes in furniture can tie them together.


Using “apartment-sized” pieces or “oversized” pieces generally will work, but mixing smaller pieces with larger can create balance problems.

COLOUR and Patterns:

Choosing pieces in the same colour family is an easy way to unite them.

Remember that complementary is better than close!!

Mix colour and print, leather and fabric and don’t be afraid of going bold with patterns. A lot of times

This is the best solution for mixing different shapes together.

How to choose a recliner with stationary features?

Go with Push back recliners

Push back the chairs and recline without a lever or button. These chairs require the person to lean back and exert pressure on the back of the chair in order to recline. Push-back chairs are typically sleek and, with the absence of a lever, make it look like any other armchair.

Introducing The New Duo Collection

La‑Z‑Boy announced this year the release of Duo, a revolutionary new product line that features the sophisticated look of stationary furniture with the unexpected power to recline at the push of a button.

“When developing Duo, our goal was to bring the great look of a stationary sofas together with the comfort of a motion piece,” said Gregg Schweir, vice president of research and development for La‑Z‑Boy. “Today, most reclining furniture has a distinct look, and we rose above that stereotype by creating a beautiful reclining sofa that was not limited by styling options.”

When it comes to designing the perfect room, it’s all about the details. Duo can be placed anywhere in a room, even up against a wall. Patented ComfortCore® cushions bring added comfort, and the optional battery pack provides power for days – making it possible for Duo to float anywhere in the room without cords. The footrest itself rotates front and back, ergonomically adjusting based on a person’s height. In addition, Duo sofas and loveseats have a smooth upholstered outside back without spilt lines or seams – typically visible on reclining pieces.

“For a couple designing the perfect room, there was always a compromise between style and function – especially in small spaces,” said Paula Hoyas, vice president of merchandising for La‑Z‑Boy. “Customers can now get exactly what they want without having to decide between design and comfort – it’s a perfect match. Duo represents a new look in reclining comfort.”

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