Our Absolute Favorite Decor Pairings

These decor pairings will help you create the perfect interior. Give some of these pairs a try!
Our Absolute Favorite Decor Pairings

Last update: 25 July, 2019

Everything is better in twos, just think of Romeo and Juliet, Batman and Robin, chocolate and vanilla…The list goes on and on, and it’s no less true with the decor world. There are some decor pairings that never fail to make a home dazzle. Want to play matchmaker? Keep reading!

Perfect decor pairings

There are some materials, shapes, and colors that go together so well it’s like they were made for each other. Whether you notice or not, these kinds of pairings are also all over your house. We’ll show you how to harness the power of the best pairings out there.

Decor pairings: natural wood + white

A room with lots of natural wood and white, one of our favorite decor pairings.

This is a Scandinavian style combination that will add a lot of warmth to your home. It’s an update on a classic and can go well with just about any other style. We personally love kitchens and large dining rooms with lots of wood and white.

If you want to add a bit more color, we suggest orange and blue fabrics. Plus, this allows you to play around with warm and cold colors.

Deep buttoning upholstery and velvet

A velvet upholstered couch.

Okay, stop for a second, close your eyes, and imagine a sofa with deep buttoning upholstery. We’re sure that the image that just into your head contained velvet unless you’re a decor buff and thought of the chesterfield chair.

Whatever the case, you’re not too far off. Deep buttoning upholstery and velvet are one of the most elegant, ideal decor pairings there is. They’re also very popular right now. If yours is either blue, indigo, or emerald green, you’re on track.

Green-blue and pastel pink

A room with blue green and pastel pink decor pairings.

Green-blue is a springtime color, and it’s absolutely to die for when you put it with light pink. If you like areas with a romantic, relaxed, gentle, and slightly urban feel, this is a great decor pairing. 

You can paint a wall pink and combine that with green furniture. Or, does that seem too crazy? Why don’t you give it a try to see how it looks. You won’t regret it! If you’d rather not take the risk, you can create the pairing with the fabrics around your home, or even couch cushions if your couch is a neutral color.

Natural fibers and wood

A bedroom with wooden shelving.

Wood is one of the most timeless, versatile, and warm materials out there. When you put it alongside other popular and versatile materials, it will make any space pop. For example, you might see natural fibers in anything from rugs, lamps, or accessories. Combine that with wooden furniture and floors for a warm, bohemian space. 

It could turn out to be a bit too flat and monochromatic if everything is in natural colors, though. One way to avoid this problem is to remember that you can use colorful baskets to add color and store things like books, sheets, and towels.

Glass and gold

Glass mirrors with gold borders.

This is another one of the most elegant decor pairings you’ll find. It’s an absolutely classic combination, and a few years ago it became popular again in the form of side tables, coffee tables, bars, and even sideboards and cupboards.

You can also just use the glass portion from a mirror, which will add a modern touch. If you want an added bonus to a living room coffee table, you can add some textured white cushions to the chairs. The result is absolutely stunning.

Wood and yellow

A yellow couch with wood around it.

Yellow is one of the hottest colors this year, but you may worry it’s too hard to incorporate into a decor scheme. We’re here to show you that’s not the case. It’s super easy if you have wooden furniture. One idea is to have a yellow couch with a wooden coffee table. You can also have a wooden dining room table with yellow chairs.

It’s an energizing combination full of life and spontaneity, and it’s perfect for the spring.