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Ways to Complement Luxury Furniture

People investing in luxury furniture understand that their homes are their sanctuaries.  That said, everyone isn’t an interior decorator, or has the creative chops required to find the right ways to complement luxury furniture.

At Michelangelo, we love luxury furniture design, but we also know that complementing is an art form.  Give your luxury furniture the detailed environment it deserves by employing some simple tips to make it look its best in your home.

The dynamic home.

Your home is an expression of who you are and your lifestyle.  Some are happy living in chaotic disorder, but that’s not for you.  You’ve invested in luxury furniture to make your home beautiful.

elegant room

A home which looks lived in, without looking like a bomb site, is the what you’re after.  It’s a home.  It’s not a spread for Architectural Digest.  Create dynamic synergy in your home by arranging your furniture in unexpected ways.

Everything needn’t be shoved up against the walls.  In fact, placing key pieces of furniture further out from the wall and at unconventional angles can create the illusion of more space than you have.  The trick is to avoid clutter, choosing instead arresting pieces which (without making rooms appear sparse) act to enliven the space.


Color is not something to fear.  It’s something to embrace.  Most people tend to play it safe, selecting natural tones like brown and beige, or nowadays, grey.

That’s fine, but putting brown cushions on a brown couch will read as uniquely insipid.  Instead, choose complementary colors which shock the interior you’re working with into life.

And don’t forget the walls.  Even if you create only one feature wall in a room of builder’s beige ones, you’re creating a focal point for the room.  With neutral tones, try something striking.  Go with a contemporary shade that brings color to the forefront, without overpowering its elements.

wall unit in a modern living room

Key throw cushions and décor pieces to the color of the wall – but make the color or colors you select harmonious.  They don’t have to be in the same family.  For a raspberry red wall, choose a shade of blue or green.  For a rustic yellow, choose shades of rich burgundy, or teal.

While your taste guides you, turn to Pantone for direction on colors which are both complementary and preferred colors of the moment.


As with color, we all have our tastes when it comes to lighting.  But it’s one of the most effective ways to complement your luxury furniture.

Choose lighting which satisfies both your tastes and your desire to showcase the luxury furniture you’ve invested in.  A classic, tufted sofa between two unobtrusive end tables comes to life when those tables are graced by elegant lamps.  Without shining a spotlight on the piece, you’re showcasing it in a traditional, subtle way.

Recessed lighting can make rooms come to life after the sun goes down.  Equipped with dimmers, you can set the mood of the evening by setting these to the desired intensity.

Michelangelo invites professionals in the Trade to set an appointment.