Just like in fairy tales, where opposites can make merrily couples, in the style industry mix&match decoration gives interesting and extraordinary results. Rustic and vintage, farmhouse and manor, country style and luxury, natural materials and shine and can all be equally part of an harmonious hole. More old style mix&match style examples can be found here, here and here.
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