Should A Living Room And Dining Room Match?19th Jul 2023
Posted by Alice Ewens on 19th Jul 2023
When it comes to decorating your home, there are a lot of decisions to make. One common question is whether or not a living room and dining room should match. While there is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, there are certainly pros and cons to consider. Let's dig a little deeper!
One benefit of matching your living room and dining room is that it creates a cohesive look throughout your home. This can make your space feel more put together and intentional. Additionally, if you have an open-plan space where the living room and dining room are visible from one another, matching the style can help create a sense of flow.
@monton_home_reno matches the bright and airy feel of their dining space and living room. The pale wood tabletop and flooring, along with the white of our Corona faux leather dining chairs, matches the cream and white decor of their living room. The pops of grey in the living room's soft furnishings are also reflected in the grey dining chairs. Gorgeous!
Another advantage of matching the style of your living room and dining room is that it simplifies the decision-making process. When you have a consistent style throughout your home, it can be easier to choose furniture and decor that fits. This can save you time and stress when it comes to decorating.
@khomelife creates cohesion between their living and dining space here, through their kitchen area, with a matched colour palette of grey, black and white. The tapered black legs on the dining chairs and sofa also create a sense of a matched set! Featuring our Cascina round glass dining table with 4 grey faux leather Corona dining chairs. Stunning!
Of course, there are also some drawbacks to matching the style of your living room and dining room. One potential issue is that it can be boring or too predictable. If everything in your home looks the same, it can start to feel uninspired or lackluster over time. Matching your living room and dining room can also be expensive. If you want to create a cohesive look throughout your home, you may need to invest in new furniture, decor, and accessories for both the living room and dining room. This can add up quickly and may not be feasible for everyone's budget.
@home_atno53 creates distinct contrast with the grey of our Pesaro dining chairs and the black velvet of their armchair. The black of the armchair is reflected across some of the accessories, which creates balance across the shared space. Featuring our popular Novara round glass dining table with chrome legs and 4 Pesaro grey velvet dining chairs.
Creating a visual separation between your dining and living space can also help with 'zoning' - creating distinct spaces for different uses. This can be really helpful for shared and open-plan spaces, to create cosiness and boundaries.
Our customer @beabea_and_me creates clear zones for living and dining here by using complimentary (but not identical) colour palettes. The living area is paler, with whites and creams. The dining room is warmer with shades of yellow and black. Featuring our Calla mustard yellow velvet and black leg dining chairs.
So, what's the right answer? Should your living room and dining room match? Ultimately, it depends on your personal style, budget, and preferences. If you love the idea of a cohesive look throughout your home and can afford to invest in matching furniture and decor, then go for it. However, if you prefer a more eclectic or unique style, or are working with a limited budget, then it may be better to mix and match your living room and dining room decor.
Regardless of your decision, it's important to remember that your home should reflect your personality and make you feel comfortable and happy. Don't be afraid to experiment with different styles and find what works best for you. After all, there's no place like home!
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