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8 Small Space Decorating Rules to Break Now

HGTV Logo By Brian McCourt of HGTV | Slide 2 of 8: “Matchy-matchy” has become a popular design term to describe a space that looks overly contrived. Even in small spaces, a room loses character when it looks like everything was made in the same shop and purchased at the same time. Matching sets feel a bit too uniform and formal, so I recommend a good “mix-and-match" rather than a “matchy-match”. For instance: Mix-and-match dining room chairs that still complement each other.

Rule: Use Uniform Furniture

“Matchy-matchy” has become a popular design term to describe a space that looks overly contrived. Even in small spaces, a room loses character when it looks like everything was made in the same shop and purchased at the same time. Matching sets feel a bit too uniform and formal, so I recommend a good “mix-and-match" rather than a “matchy-match”. For instance: Mix-and-match dining room chairs that still complement each other.
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