Monday, July 12, 2010

Your Opinion - How Much Does It Have To Match?



So, as you decorate or design a room or a whole house, how much effort do you put into making everything "match"?



I mean, do you only buy things with matching colors for each room, or do you buy all "cool" colors and "warm" colors and stay with that?



Or do you try to get everything to match, such as all wood tones and types the same, or all hairpin legs, and nothing but blue and green colors, for instance?



Or do you simply gather whatever you have, which is what you like, and let it be what it will be?



How do you decide how to decorate a room or house?
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20 comments:

  1. I try not to necessarily match but to at least have the objects in a certain room go with the theme.

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  2. I do that last one... gather only things that I like and hope for the best! Great photos!

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  3. I think that items in the room should feel comfortable together, which might mean matching, or it might not. I definitely don't approach decorating with an eye towards matching. (Of the photos you posted, I like the general look of No. 2 the most.)

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  4. I want that kitchen table baaaaaad! I like to mix and match--the first photo looks like a freaking office. No matchy matchy for me!!

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  5. Matching?? What's that?? I go for a "found on the curb and dusted it off look" mixed with the ever popular "hand me down with a new coat of paint" theme. Basically if its old and crazy, it'll "match" my place!

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  6. Maybe not completely matching, but picking 3 main colours or a theme so it doesn't look hodge-podge either.

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  7. I am with Miss Emmi - pick a few colours and go with them... my house is deep red, burnt orange and dark blue (which surprisingly works).

    I love the colourfulness of that final picture. Too matchy-matchy seems kinda boring to me (like pictures 1 and 4).

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  8. I don't even know how to match things. I try but it never works out. :(

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  9. Hmm interesting most of you are not real "particular"...

    I ask because I am one of those people who likes things to match. But when it comes to vintage, it's not always easy to match things up.

    I mean, If I buy a red chair, it's hard to find a similar red footstool, for example. =O

    Should I bother or not really try to match things that much? =O

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  10. My home decor changes on a daily basis. Sometimes it matches, sometimes it doesn't, but it's filled with the things I love....until I don't love them anymore and then they're replaced with new things I love.

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  11. Yeah, I plan on moving things around, or in and out. =D Depending on my mood lol...

    But I'm liking that aqua and orange room ^^^Up there. =D

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  12. the 3rd pic down is cool aqua and orange and blue carpet? what is that? did someone paint the TV aqua? what? that whole picture is strange but really cool,hard to figure out what's going on with that room? I just painted some end tables that would look right at home in that room.

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  13. Vintage style decorating is so different from what most are used to since, oh-about 1980? The colors that mixed in the 40s especially seemed odd, but worked really cool. I, as you know, love trashy oriental, but have had everything from red to pink, etc. I try to tie it all together somehow, maybe with some pillows, leopard print, any wild retro touch! Zootsuitmama

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  14. Hiya Doug, it sure looks like it!

    zootsuitmama I have one room where all "the rest" of my "stuff" goes... All the frilly, girly, mis-matching stuff. My office will be a little loose on colors, but have one theme.

    The rest of the rooms I am trying to pull together as matching. Well, trying to at any rate. =)

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  15. well I like things to match but it doesn't necessarily work out and I don't really care one way or another. I would say however I like particular colours, I'm drawn to them so things go together in our house more out of coincidence! Also what I think matches doesn't necessarily mean what other people see as matching!!

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  16. Hmmm well I am trying to get things to "match", but then I see something I just HAVE to have, and it's not the "right" color... =/

    So I figure I can add or incorporate that extra color in a room with the addition of a couple other things that "new" color.

    Guess I'll see if it works!

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  17. aside from a few end tables, NOTHING matches. the main living room sofa is light green, the big chair next to it is turquiose, and the other big chair on the other side of it is MUSTARD. I love all the colors of yesteryear and put them anywhere i can!

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  18. uh, nope, not a matcher. I admire folk who can pull it off, but I fancy the 'flea market chic' look. Whatever I can afford that makes sense for me to buy, lol.

    I am totally digging on your masculine sputnikky room...

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  19. It's so fun reading how everyone feels about this topic! I Usually start out as a matcher but then when I look at the finished room, there is something in me that wants to throw some mismatch in. Some crazy color that doesn't go or a piece of furniture or accessory that looks like the wild card. I LOVE to look at pictures of matching rooms though. :)

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  20. A few years ago, my husband asked me what I wanted for Christmas and I told him Fiestaware. He asked me what color and seemed completely confused when I replied "all of them!" I guess that's a long way to say that I don't believe our rooms or homes have to match perfectly. I think different woods, materials and colors gives a home depth. I love the look of Fiestaware on that table.

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