When it comes to designing living spaces, wood is undoubtedly one of the most visually appealing interior decor materials. The challenge, however, arises when one has to mix and match different wood tones. For instance, you might want to match your dining table to your hardwood flooring or mix different pieces of furniture in your living spaces. All this might seem a little tricky. But don’t you worry because, by the time you are done reading this post, you will have a clear understanding of how to perfectly mix and match different wood tones to amp up the decor of your living spaces. Let’s get started without any further ado. 

1. Pick a dominant wood tone.

The first step is to find a dominant wood tone, which will act as a starting point to choose other complementary tones or decor elements in the room. To choose a dominant wood tone, you need to pay attention to the wood tone of large furniture pieces, such as desks, chairs, or dining tables. In the event that you have wooden flooring, it will be the one around which you choose matching or contrasting, complementary tones.

 2. Maintain the undertone.

Once you have picked a dominant wood tone, the next step is to look for a matching undertone. The undertone helps maintain coherency and can, therefore, make all the difference in your living room’s decor. Determining the best undertone depends on whether the dominant wood tone is cool, warm, or neutral. Some examples of warm tones are – Walnut, White Oak, Cherry, and Maple, whereas cool tones include –  Maple with charcoal stain, Ash with bark stain, and Maple with shell stain. 

3. Opt for pieces with a subtle contrast.

This might sound counterintuitive, but adding some subtle contrast can work wonders. It not only adds to the visual quotient of the space, but also imparts depth. All one needs is a creative way to play with contrast without breaking the continuity of the decor. One of the ways you can ensure continuity is by repeating the contrasting shades without going overboard with the style.

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 4. Spread wood tones uniformly to create balance.

Placement is of utmost importance when mixing wood tones. Make sure you spread the wood tones uniformly around the living room to create a balanced look. Placing too many pieces with the same tone in one area will make your living room look too cluttered, or make a particular side of the space look heavier than the other. 

5. Don’t go overboard.

Lastly, don’t go overboard. Two wood tones are good, or at max, you can go for three. Adding too many tones can compromise the continuity of your spaces. The first tone is the dominant tone, while the second one is the underlying tone. If you wish to add some zing to your living room decor, then the third tone can be the contrasting element. 

Remember – Mixing and matching wood tones looks great only when done in moderation, so make sure you don’t overdo it.

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