11 Inspiring Living Rooms With Mismatched Furniture

Looking for a unique decor style?

These 11 inspiring living rooms with mismatched furniture demonstrate how different pieces can create a stylish and inviting space.

Explore these creative combinations that bring personality and charm to any living room!

1. Choose The Same Style But In Different Colors

White and red sofa in a living room with brown carpet and dark brown center table

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One way to approach having two different sofas that don’t match is to choose the same style but have them in different colors.

If you’re designing around a specific set of colors, this is a great way to incorporate them both into some of your larger furniture pieces.

In this living room, they’ve chosen throw pillows that pick up the red and the white of the two separate couch colors. A red side table lamp further pulls in the dominant color of the furnishings.

2. Different Style Sofas With Similar Upholstery

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Different Style Sofas With Similar Upholstery, luxury pillows on white upholstery sofas

We love the beige linen neutral fabric on both sofas in this living room. But how fun it is to choose different-style sofas with matching fabrics.

The smaller sofa in the foreground has intriguing latticework on the arms and is vintage in feel. The sofa facing us in the photo has traditionally upholstered arms.

What ties in both sofas (and the coffee table) are the dark brown wood for the legs and detail work. This mismatched grouping looks super together because all the stains are the same.

3. One Chair In Leather, Couches In Fabric

Luxury living room with One Sofa In Leather, One Sofa In Fabric

A large, elegant living room is perfect for mixing things up.

Here, a rich chocolate brown leather chair complements a soft-toned upholstered sofa with a neutral damask pattern. The paint color, area rug, and curtains tie in with the sofa, creating a gorgeous, cohesive look.

4. Two Different Textures Of Upholstered Couches

Luxury living room, Two Different Textures of Upholstered Couches

Here’s another dressy, classic living room. A large space accommodates two sofas, a coffee table, end tables, and a chandelier, creating a perfect area for conversation.

In this room, each sofa is covered in fabric and similar styles and profiles, but the textures are different: one is soft brown velvet, and the other is a lighter patterned fabric. Throw pillows to unify the two pieces.

5. Match Your Loveseats, But Not Your Sofa

Lobby area of a hotel, matched love seats but different sofa

Here’s another interesting option for your living room sofas: Instead of a mix of sofas and chairs, have one main sofa and two matching love seats.

It’s a nice way to keep cohesiveness but gives you some flexibility when choosing pieces of furniture. Here, the sofa is in a lovely deep navy, and the sofas are covered in a dark tan fabric.

The styles of all three pieces are very similar in overall profile and size, including the types of legs.

6. Match Bold Color With Neutrals

trendy seating arrangement with a mustard yellow sofa and a deep bluish-green velvet sofa, complemented by neutral-colored chairs and patterned throw pillows

There are two chairs in this trendy seating arrangement in bold colors, flanked by the area rug and coffee table in neutrals. The mustard yellow chairs and deep bluish-green velvet sofa look great together.

The pale neutrals of the walls and area rug fill in the details. We love the arrangement of fun and fabulous throw pillows on the sofa. Particularly the textured and patterned pieces.

Shaggy throw pillow

We found the fun, shaggy throw pillow covers online. This set of two 18 x 18 pillow covers comes in many different colors. They are trendy and unique for your unique living room. Click here for these on Amazon.

7. Find A Great Rug To Tie In Your Two Different Furniture

living room with a large creme colored sofa next to a soft grey sofa, decorated with varied throw pillows and an abstract rug beneath a three-tiered glass and brass coffee table

Inherited or found great furniture that doesn’t match? No problem!

Build your room around your bargains. Here, a large cream sofa pairs with a long glass coffee table—different styles and materials, but it works.

Why? The homeowner unified them with throw pillows, vases, and a bright abstract rug. The stunning details make you forget the furniture doesn’t match.

Glass and gold coffee

Though only two tiers, this glass and gold coffee table can help you achieve the look in the above living room space. It’s practical and beautiful. Click here for this on Amazon.

8. Two Chairs And A Sofa Give You More Lounging Space Than One

living room with two mismatched sofas facing each other, centered by a coffee table, in a casual lounging setup

Having multiple chairs means more lounging space. Worried about the arrangement? It’s simple.

Face the sofa and one chair toward each other with a coffee table in between. It looks best with two chairs facing the sofa. This way, both can lie down to watch TV. Best of all, they don’t have to match!

9. Old World Charm And Style Oozes With These Mismatched Set

living room showcasing sectional pieces in varied colors and patterns, adorned with coordinating throw pillows

Do you love luxury? Then consider doubling up on old-world scrumptiousness.

In this living room, a classic soft teal velvet and cream sofa looks like a movie star harlot next to the star metal and glass coffee table.

Both are traditional, old, elegant styles often replicated and can be found at second-hand sales. Anchored by a large mirror behind the sofa, this room looks beyond refined.

10. For Something Really Unique, Mix And Match Your Sectional Pieces

living room showcasing sectional pieces in varied colors and patterns, adorned with coordinating throw pillows

Sectionals tend to be massive sofas and are usually all one upholstery or leather color. But if you love a sectional but want to change it up, why not try this approach?

These sectional pieces are covered in different colors, and a couple of throw pillows pick up the colors. This is a creative approach to working with a sectional.

11. Well-Loved Pieces, Even If They Don’t Match, Create A Cozy Vibe

cozy living room with two mismatched, well-loved sofas, harmonized by throw pillows or a unifying rug

For most of us, comfort is key in a living room. If you have mismatched but beloved furniture, make them work together. Use throw pillows or a rug to tie them together and match the rest of your furniture.

Pick items that suit your style, and your room will come together brilliantly. Throw blankets that pick up colors from both sofas can be a perfect unifying touch for a cozy design.

Perfectly Paired Even When They Don’t Match

With your home’s interior design, the most important thing is that you love how it looks.

We choose each piece for a reason, and with some creativity and ingenuity, you can make them work together.

If you enjoyed this post here at HomeDecorBliss.com, please check out these other posts below:

Does Leather Furniture Have To Match?

How To Arrange Throw Pillows On A Corner Sofa Or Sectional Couch?

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