I like to mix different styles of furnishings. A couple of antiques with a traditional feel pair with a contemporary piece that’s been painted. Use a neutral rug or sofa if you are layering multiple fabrics. Be careful of mixing too many different colors and textures. Woods can be mixed in too, but don’t put a really rough texture next to a polished piece. Texture needs to transition. But in the end, use things you love to look at and are important to you – that’s what makes your home special.