A Gathered look has personality, interest, and history. Collecting and gathering things from your travels, flea markets, and or art galleries creates a sense of where you have been and where you are going. The mixing and matching of furniture styles, finishes, and textures is one of the easiest ways to help a room look as if it’s evolved over time even if it hasn’t. Here are a few tips on how to create a gathered look in your own home.
#1 No Matchy Matchy
Anyone can decorate a room with “sets” of things.
#2 Use a variety of textures and finishes
via Brooke Giannetti
#3 Mix and Match Furniture Styles
H2 Design and Build
The glass table and modern chairs add a playful sense to this room by Katie Denham
#4 Combine the Old with the New
While I prefer old to new, we don’t want our houses to look like a museum either.The kitchen of Lauren Leiss’s new home is a perfect example of this. The vintage artwork, and the island constructed of reclaimed wood warms up the otherwise contemporary kitchen.
All of Ellen DeGeneres’s homes are filled with interesting artifacts. I love her style.
#5 Mix and Match furniture shapes
This room by Stephen Gambrel has it all, multiple furniture shapes and sizes, texture, old and new, and is filled with interesting artifacts.
Caldwell and Flake
This room could have easily gone the route of my house (borderline museum like) but the modern ottomans and leaf print pillows keep it current.
Mr. H and I have collected antiques since we were in college (he doesn’t like anything new). We have tons of beautiful accessories which is both a blessing and a curse. Here is a vignette in my guest room. What would you do to make it less museum like? I have a couple of ideas but I would love to hear yours!!
Do you like a collected look in your own home?