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I’m a home decor expert – how to make your dining room look expensive and why you shouldn’t buy matching furniture

I’m a home decor expert – how to make your dining room look expensive and why you shouldn't buy matching furniture

IF you’re looking for a simple trick to making your home seem more expensive, look no further than your dining room.

Home decor expert Julie Sousa has shared an easy tip for making your dining room look chic, and it’s all about your choice of furniture.

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An interior designer named Julie Sousa shared why you should stay away from matching furniture sets in your dining roomCredit: TikTok/the_avantgarde
Matching furniture will make your space look dated, according to Sousa

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Matching furniture will make your space look dated, according to SousaCredit: TikTok/the_avantgarde

For many people, a matching dining room set seems like the obvious choice when choosing furniture, but according to Sousa, that’s a mistake.

“Want to make your dining room look expensive? Then avoid matching dining sets as it’ll make your space look dated,” she explained.

Instead, Sousa suggested mixing and matching the materials and textures of your table and chairs.

For example, she shared an image of a light-colored wooden table paired with chic, green fabric chairs.

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She added: “In design, this is called juxtaposition and it’s critical for creating visually interesting rooms.”

Several people took to the comment section to share their thoughts on Sousa’s design tip.

Many loved Sousa’s mix-matched dining room idea, like one who wrote: “I never thought of this before but I totally see it now!”

Another added: “Oh I never thought of that! Using this from now on.”

And someone else commented: “Great advice!!”

However, some didn’t quite agree with Sousa’s tip, like one who commented: “NOT true. I’ve been to homes with extensive MATCHING furniture and they definitely LOOK expensive!”

Another wrote: “Well it looks more expensive cause it is more expensive.”

“My toddlers said NO,” someone else quipped.

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Instead, Sousa suggested mixing and matching textures for your dining room

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Instead, Sousa suggested mixing and matching textures for your dining roomCredit: TikTok/the_avantgarde

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