5 Mistakes People Always Make When Mixing Wood Tones

Gabrielle Savoie

While people are getting more ans more adventurous with mixing periods and styles in their home, one of the puzzling questions we always get asked as editors is: How do you mix wood tones in a room? Whether it's matching a dining table to an existing hardwood floor or simply complementing various wood furniture pieces together, many people are still hesitant to mix wood tones in a space. But mixing wood tones can be just as beautiful as mixing metals in a room—the trick is to follow a few foolproof rules to help guide your decisions. 

The goal in design when mixing anything, from colours to periods or styles, is to somehow create continuity—a design conversation or story if you will. By paying attention to details such as undertones, finish, and wood grain, it becomes easier to mix and match confidently. Ready to try mixing wood tones in your own space? These are the decorating mistakes people most often make—and how to easily avoid them.

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