So you want to redecorate, but you’re not sure what furniture to put in your new space, especially if it’s a mismatched sofa and loveseat. Should you try to balance the look and feel of the two? Or is it better to keep them symmetrical? Read on for some thoughts on this classic furniture dilemma.
Symmetrical furniture looks clean and crisp, as though it were made to be placed next to each other. The problem with this is that it makes the room look too flat. This is the opposite of a messy or disorganized room. It can give a cramped feeling.
Should your couch and loveseat match? In general most people would say yes. However, there are certain furniture pieces that should always be kept apart, such as a love seat, a coffee table or a chest of drawers. These kinds of items are best put together when they come from the same set or family of furniture.
A love seat or a small dining table placed beside the sofa would be ideal. This makes the pieces easier to match, as they are both the bases for the sitting arrangement. If the furniture in the room is mismatched, then it is impossible to achieve this look.
You might also consider buying two couches and a loveseat. Matching the two of them is almost impossible, unless you have two identical pieces of furniture. Then again, it may seem more expensive to buy two separate pieces. In many cases, a cheaper sofa can also serve as a love seat or a small dining table.
When buying matching furniture, there are also several things to take into account. For instance, you must make sure that the pieces are the same height, width and color. It looks weird if two pieces are different heights or different colors. Similarly, a piece that is very shiny may hide the furniture beneath it. You should also look at the quality of the pieces and see if they will last long enough to please you.
If you are feeling adventurous, you might want to buy a sofa and loveseat that match in a fabric covered box. This makes an extremely unique statement. However, this method can be a bit tricky. The boxes will have to look very similar, yet be very different in color and texture. Matching box springs can be an even bigger challenge! Be sure to purchase these from a furniture retailer and not from a discount store.
When it comes to furniture that matches a couch and loveseat, the most important thing to remember is that the pieces must be the right height. A sofa will usually be too high when placed on top of a love seat and vice versa. There are many different solutions for this, ranging from putting the furniture against the wall, or putting it between two chairs. A good idea is to put the love seat on a pullout card table so that it can be slid under the couch or into the living room without disturbing the furniture.
You don’t have to choose furniture that looks exactly like the ones you already own. There is nothing wrong with going with a different look, and you can make the switch gradually. Just make sure that all colors and patterns are going to match up well. After all, you don’t want to buy a couch and loveseat set and have them look completely different. A little research can go a long way towards making a great purchase, especially when you are ready to add new furniture to your home.