Decorating Details: When Opposites Attract

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I love opposites and just can’t resist pairing them in my home.  A little of the unexpected goes a long way toward creating interest and catching your eye.  And the best part?  The possibilities for opposites are endless!  Old and new, masculine and feminine, hard and soft, shiny and dull, curved and straight…the list goes on and on!

One of my favorite opposites is to mix rustic and elegant, like tattered old books paired with crystal, or an old, worn industrial dress form with delicate pearls.

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Mixing masculine and feminine objects also creates visually interesting pairs.  The furniture in my guest bedroom is black and the cabinet contains a lot of heavy, industrial items, so I’ve paired them with dried pink roses to soften the look.

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Colors can be fun to mix, too!  I tend to decorate with mostly neutrals, so my pairings may be different than those that are color-lovers, but to me, complementary colors {colors that are opposite from one another on the color wheel} always look beautiful together! TIDBITS-&-TWINE-Hydrangea-and-Million-Bells

 

I also like the idea of mixing light and dark wood tones.  The trestle table in my dining room was a consignment store purchase and I love how the dark stain contrasts with the lighter oak on my chairs.TIDBITS & TWINE Dining Room REV2

 

Hard and soft also creates an interesting mix.  I try to add something organic to every space to help break up clean lines and hard surfaces.

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When it comes to decorating, the old adage is true!  Opposites DO attract!

 

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14 comments on Decorating Details: When Opposites Attract

  1. Garden, Home and Party
    September 2, 2014 at 6:29 AM (3 years ago)

    Kim,
    I do love the mix of rustic and elegant…silver and rust. I always leave your site with great ideas for my home.
    xo,
    Karen

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      September 3, 2014 at 2:44 PM (3 years ago)

      Hi Karen – Oooohhh! Silver and rust is another great combination! Have a great day!

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  2. Robin
    September 2, 2014 at 7:31 PM (3 years ago)

    Rustic and elegant are my favorite combination. Love everything you’ve done, especially the bedroom and dining room!

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      September 3, 2014 at 2:45 PM (3 years ago)

      Hi Robin – Thank you so much!

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  3. Mary
    September 2, 2014 at 11:14 PM (3 years ago)

    Love your decorating. I am a basic earth tone person but then like to jazz it up a bit with color just depends on what I am decorating and my mood! Keep up the good work and thanks for the ideals.

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      September 3, 2014 at 2:45 PM (3 years ago)

      Hi Mary – Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave a kind comment!

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  4. Pam @diy Design Fanatic
    September 3, 2014 at 8:10 AM (3 years ago)

    Love, love , love that dining room! Stopping by from Savvy Southern Style.

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      September 3, 2014 at 2:46 PM (3 years ago)

      Hi Pam – Thank you so much and thanks for stopping by from SSS! :)

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  5. Leslie
    September 3, 2014 at 9:27 AM (3 years ago)

    The most interesting spaces are those that surprise! I, too, love mixing old and new, rustic and contemporary. Your home should be as unique as you are! Great share!

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      September 3, 2014 at 2:48 PM (3 years ago)

      Mixing things up keeps it interesting, doesn’t it?! :) Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

      Reply
  6. Sandra
    September 3, 2014 at 12:01 PM (3 years ago)

    This is all so beautiful!

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      September 3, 2014 at 2:46 PM (3 years ago)

      Thank you!

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  7. Suzi
    September 4, 2014 at 7:29 AM (3 years ago)

    I think this advice is spot on. And the tip of adding an organic element to each space is great. I always hear add a plant but being an avid gardener myself, I’m not interested in trying to keep them alive inside too. But the notion of organic has a much broader range of possibilities. Thank you.

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    • Tidbits&Twine
      September 4, 2014 at 7:57 AM (3 years ago)

      Hi Suzi! I’m so glad you liked the post! I add something organic to every space that I decorate, but it’s not usually a plant since I don’t get a lot of light in my home. I like to add preserved boxwood, feathers, faux greenery, rocks, etc. There are lots of options!

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