How to Mix & Match Luxury Furniture: Creating Unique & Personalized Spaces

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You’ve purchased your new luxury furniture from Cantoni and now it’s time to integrate your new item into your home. Thinking about how your new addition will look with your existing furniture? Not to worry! There are a few easy tips and tricks when it comes to incorporating your new luxury furniture with pieces that you currently own. We’re here to make your process smooth and effortless, not only with ideas on how to make your new purchase look at home, but also on how to mix and match different styles, colors, textures, and materials to make your home as luxurious as it can be.

The Art of Combining Different Styles

When it comes to updating certain areas of your home, you may not be purchasing all new furniture in one go. So, it’s understandable if you’re unsure whether your new luxury item won’t blend seamlessly with the furniture that you currently own. With these tips in mind, we’re sure that implementing your new addition into your home will be a rewarding design endeavor.

If possible, start with a neutral base. Consider anchoring your space with a neutral base. This could be a neutral wall color or even a soft-toned sofa or sectional to create a cohesive foundation for your design.

Choose a dominant style. Select one style to serve as the dominant style in your room and use it as a guide for the other pieces you choose. A good example of this could be a dominant style of modern minimalism with an art deco flair. The more minimal designs will provide a sleek background for the art deco pieces, making them center stage.

Mix textures and materials. Combine different textures and materials, such as leather, velvet, and glossy accents, to create visual interest and depth in your room.

Use color to tie everything together. Use a color palette that you like to tie together different pieces of furniture that might not go together otherwise. See how Cantoni designer Kohl Sudnikovich incorporated vibrant blue hues into this home along the banks of Lake Keowee.

An Elegant Approach to Lakeside Living, designed by Kohl Sudnikovich

Add accent pieces. Incorporate accent pieces, such as rugs, throw pillows, and artwork, to bring in additional textures, colors, and patterns that might tie in with the furniture pieces that you’re styling.

If you’re still having trouble styling your new luxury purchase in your home, not to worry! Our talented team of designers can help you find the best way to introduce your new item into your home for maximum impact. It all starts with a complimentary consultation!

Color & Texture Coordination

A Vibrant Texas Modern, designed by Carl Ramon

When coordinating color and texture in your home, it’s important to choose options that complement the style and materials of one another. Start by selecting a neutral color palette that will serve as the base for the room. Then choose complementary colors and textures to add depth and interest. For example, if you have velvet armchairs in your living space, consider adding a leather or low-textured sofa or sectional to create balance and contrast. One of our favorite combos is featured in our most recent design project, a dark and dramatic leather sectional from Gamma and the Lina chairs in a vibrant gold velvet fabric.

Modern Style Meets Functional Elegance Redux, designed by Nicole George

Layering textures and fabrics are also a great way to add dimension and warmth to your space. And for areas where fabrics aren’t appropriate, mixing a couple of more durable materials such as ceramic, hard leather, and glass can create a powerful combination in a luxury space. Pro tip: When coordinating your space, it’s important to try to stick to two or three different materials and colors to create a cohesive look.

Malerba’s Must Have Living Collection

Finally, consider adding accent pieces, such as decorative pillows and throws to tie the color and texture scheme together and add a touch of luxury to your space. The same can be said for non-living spaces: opt for artwork or decor that complements your other furnishings to create a complete and intentional look.

Playing with Proportions

A unique way to make your space your own is by playing with proportions. The proportions of the luxury furniture within your home are crucial for creating a visually appealing and functional space. See some of our favorite tips on how to achieve this below:

Determine the function of your room. Before you start decorating, it’s essential to determine the purpose of your room. Are you designing a living room, bedroom, or dining room? Understanding the function of the space will help you select the right pieces of luxury furniture and accessories that will work together to create a balanced and functional space.

Stilo 12 Ceiling Lamp

Create a focal point. A focal point is a visual anchor that draws the eye and creates a sense of harmony in a room. You can create a focal point by selecting one piece of luxury furniture that stands out from the rest and arranging other furniture pieces around it. For example, in a living room, you can create a focal point by placing a luxury sofa or a statement coffee table in the center of the room and arranging chairs, side tables, and accessories around it.

Take a look at one of our projects for inspiration…

Use proportionate furniture. The scale of your luxury furniture should be proportionate to the size of your room. If you have a large space, you’re free to use larger furniture pieces to fill your space without overwhelming it. Conversely, if you have a small space, you should use smaller furniture pieces to create an illusion of spaciousness. Check out our blog post about how to furnish and maximize your small space with luxury furniture to create a truly functional space.

Mix and match styles. Combining different styles of luxury furniture can create a visually interesting and balanced space. For example, you can mix mid-century modern with more sleek, contemporary furniture to create a whole new way of showcasing your style.

Consider your layout. The layout of your furniture is essential for creating a functional space. You should arrange your luxury furniture pieces in a way that allows for comfortable traffic flow and encourages conversation. In a dining space, for example, if you entertain frequently, it might be more prudent to choose a dining table that promotes better conversation, such as Bonaldo’s Cross Vetro Dining Table.

Creating a Focal Point

Luxury Living Right at Sea, in partnership with Blue Heron

Using luxury furniture as a focal point is an excellent way to draw attention and make a statement in a room. The first and most important thing to decide is what your standout piece will be. Select a luxury furniture piece that stands out from the rest of your furniture and can serve as the main focal point in your room. This could be a statement sofa, a designer chair, a luxury bed, or a unique coffee table.

Here are some of our favorite statement pieces for all rooms of the home…

Create contrast. Use contrast to draw attention to your luxury furniture piece. For example, if you have a dark-colored sofa, use light-colored accessories such as throw pillows, rugs, and curtains to create contrast and make the sofa stand out. Lighting is also a great way to highlight your luxury furniture. Place a floor lamp or a table lamp near your furniture to draw attention to it and create a cozy ambiance.

Add texture to your luxury furniture piece to create visual interest, such as a plush throw blanket or a textured pillow to your sofa or sectional to make it stand out. The addition of texture can also be applied to the luxury furniture you purchase alone, in the form of interesting fabric upholstery or a more visually appealing texture like marble.

Arranging furniture in a way that draws attention to your luxury piece is a great way to create a focal point. For example, in your dining space, the best way to draw attention to your luxury dining table is to minimize the complementing furniture – so ensuring the number of dining chairs is proportionate to the size of your dining table is key.

Layering Accessories

Your luxury furniture can be enhanced and personalized with the right accessories to create an inviting space that is uniquely your own. At Cantoni, we offer a wide range of accessories that can be styled in all rooms of the home to individualize your personal style.


Decorative pillows can add color, texture, and patterns to your luxury furniture piece. Choose pillows that complement the color palette and style of your space and mix and match different shapes and sizes to add visual interest.


Throws and blankets not only add warmth and comfort but also create a cozy and inviting atmosphere. Use throws and blankets that match the color scheme and style of your luxury furniture piece.


Rugs can add texture and warmth to a space and tie together different elements of the room. Choose a rug that complements the color and style of your luxury furniture and place it under the furniture to create a cohesive look.

Rugs we’re currently loving at Cantoni…


Decorative lighting can create a warm and inviting atmosphere in your space. Use table lamps, floor lamps, or pendant lights to add a decorative element to your luxury furniture piece and illuminate your space.


Artwork can add personality and visual interest to your space. Choose artwork that complements the style and color of your luxury furniture and hang it above or next to the piece to draw the eye.


Decorative objects such as vases, sculptures, and figurines can add personality and style to your space. Go for objects that complement your home and place them strategically on any empty space that you feel would add enticing visual interest.

Decorative objects that we think would look stunning in any modern home…

Mixing Different Materials

Combining luxury furniture materials such as wood, metal, and glass can create a unique and personalized space that accurately reflects your personal style and taste.

When using different materials, it’s important to consider their texture, color, and finish to ensure they complement one another. Cattelan Italia’s Boutique Alta Display Case is an excellent example of how you can mix different materials to achieve a pleasant end result. With smoked glass, black embossed steel, and beige ecopelle, Boutique Alta effortlessly combines various materials and finishes to create something extraordinary.

Mixing materials can add depth and interest to a space, creating a dynamic visual appeal. By combining luxury furniture materials, you can create a one-of-a-kind space that is both functional and stylish, showcasing your individuality and sophistication with ease in your home.

Showcasing Your Personality

In the end, showing off your personality is what makes your home uniquely yours. Sometimes this can seem hard, especially if you’re trying to create a cohesive look with modern furnishings. Luckily, Cantoni’s expansive collection includes plenty of different options for you to choose from to truly transform your space into one that you can call home. Keep reading to see our tips and tricks on how to showcase your personality in your home with luxury furniture.

Define your personal style. Before selecting your luxury furniture pieces, define your personal style. Are you drawn to modern, minimalist, or more eclectic styles? Understanding your personal style will help you choose furniture that reflects your taste and personality.

Consider your space. Consider the size and layout of the room before choosing your luxury furniture pieces. A large sectional may not fit well in a small living room, whereas a cozy loveseat may be more appropriate. Ensure that the furniture pieces you choose fit the space and allow for easy movement.

Choose quality materials. Luxury furniture pieces should be made of high-quality materials such as solid wood, leather, or metal. These materials not only last longer but also look more luxurious and elegant.

Mix and match styles. Don’t be afraid to mix and match furniture styles to create a unique look. For example, you can combine a more classic-looking leather sofa with a modern glass coffee table to create an eclectic yet sophisticated look.


When it comes to creating a personalized space that is uniquely your own, it’s important to stick to what you love. Don’t stress too much over whether the new piece you just purchased will go with the pieces that you currently own. It’s very easy to incorporate new items into your home with a little forethought and effort, and you’ll be left with a luxurious space that is unlike any other.

If you need a little inspiration, we suggest checking out our design portfolio, where you can browse through some of our past projects and see how our designers have incorporated new Cantoni pieces with furniture that is already loved by the owner.

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