How do I mix woods when I have formal cherry & some oak pieces?

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 04, 2017
    Decorating is ones own personal preference.If you like it thats all that matters.

  • The "collected" look has always been "in" for some people. If you are having trouble putting a room together, ask for help from a trusted friend or family member whose style you admire. Look around here on Hometalk for ideas from what others have done. Pinterest is good too. You can do this, you just need to get comfortable mising woods, metals, etc. If funds allow, consult a designer or contact a local design school for assistance.

  • 861650 861650 on Jun 05, 2017
    1. You need to keep your choices of wood to two to three types. 2. Wood has warm or cool undertones. Warm tones with dark or light finishes go well together and the same for the cool undertones. 3. Remember that large wood grains read more casual while fine grain wood is more formal. 4. Use a buffer, for example: wood floors and a wood table with one darker than the other. They just seem to get lost. Your best bet is to use a rug . 5. Paint something white (not necessarily the entire piece._ Example: a wood kitchen island and a wood floor. Paint ONLY the front of it with white. White and wood together is magical for some reason.