How to Mix Leather & Fabric Furniture

Written by samuel hamilton | 13/05/2017
How to Mix Leather & Fabric Furniture
A central colour scheme helps blend leather and fabric furniture. (Ancient and leather armchair image by terex from

Mixing leather and fabric furniture when designing the interior of a room can add variety and contrast. Finding complimentary pieces of leather and fabric furniture is easy if you select a central colour scheme.

Determine the central piece of the room you are decorating. The central piece can be a couch, rug, table or chair. Base your colour scheme on that focal item.

Pick the dominate material for the room. Leather is recommend for furniture that gets heavy use due to the material's durability.

Accessorise each piece with items that match in colour, but are constructed of different materials. Place fabric throw pillows on a leather couch of the same colour, or use a leather ottoman with a coordinating fabric chair.

Add more accessories to the room using the inside-out method. Work from the central piece out to the walls . Add end tables, coffee tables, lamps, curtains, paintings and so on, all while maintaining the colour theme.

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