Q: With furniture, should you try to match woods or is variation better?
I've always tried to match wood furniture as much as possible in a given room. Recently, I've heard about decorators mixing lots of different wood colors in one room. If I choose to go with the mixed look when redecorating a room, are there any guides I should follow? Should the woods be a variation on one hue? Or, should the wood all be the same species with different colors or finishes? I would love to get some professional opinions. I'd also love to hear if decorators or designers think variation is better or if it's better to stick with the same color. Thanks.