When you walk into a home where all the design choices work together, the decorating feels effortless – but as anyone who has tried it knows, it’s not as easy as it looks. This guide is a good place to begin. Here are eight ways to give your home a cohesive look that speaks to your style and flows beautifully from one space to the next.
1. Start A Whole-House Ideabook
It’s important to have an overall picture of where you are going with regard to style. Think of this as your master plan: a single place to record all the pieces you put in your home, alongside all the things you hope to one day add. Unlike a purely inspirational ideabook, think of this one as a personalised style reference guide for your home – including everything from your current paint colours to an image of your dream sofa. Putting it all in one place is an easy (and free) way to see and edit your vision before committing or making a purchase. And during your colours and selections consult you will have a fantastic resource ready to share with your builder to accurately illustrate your desired style.
2. Tell A Story With Textiles
This is where it starts to become clear why it’s so helpful to have a master plan. Instead of picking your rugs, pillows and throws as the mood strikes, take a more curated approach. Think about repeating variations of the same patterns or textile styles throughout your home for a more cohesive look. For example, you might be inspired by the following pieces or schemes:
- Neutral, earthy linens and Moroccan-style rugs.
- Indigo batik paired with coastal stripes.
- Ikat and block prints in rich hues.
- Modern geometric prints in black and white.
3. Channel A Mood
Instead of limiting yourself to a specific style, think in terms of the mood your want your home to create. This can be a more useful (and certainly more flexible) filter to use when choosing products for your home than naming a single ‘style’.
4. Make Some Across-The-Board Style Decisions
Rather than trying to reinvent the wheel with each room in your home, it’s good for your sanity and your home’s look to lay some groundwork that will remain the same throughout the space. Consider putting similar styles of one or more of these elements on repeat throughout your home to increase cohesion:
- Lighting style.
- Power points and door handles.
- Metal finishes and fittings.
- Neutral paint or fabric colour.
- Window coverings.
5. Pay Attention To Sightlines
It’s one thing to have a significant departure in style or mood from the living room to the master bedroom – but when spaces are within the same line of sight, it’s especially important to make sure everything flows. Walk through your home and notice how far your eye can see from each room: which other spaces are visible?
6. Take It Outside
Life doesn’t stop at the door, and your style shouldn’t either. Choosing outdoor furniture and accessories in the same style as your indoor furnishings will give your whole space an intentionally designed look and feel.
7. Add Greenery
Houseplants do more than clean the air, they offer another opportunity to unify your space with colour (hello, green) and style. The key is to make sure the pots and planters you select are not merely an afterthought, but rather a purposeful part of your decorating plan. In this lofty space, plants on both levels nestle into modern white planters on wooden stands.
8. Enlist A Professional
There’s a reason designers are paid for what they do – it’s challenging work. Whether you need to furnish a single room or an entire house, if you would like help creating a cohesive look that flows beautifully, consider contacting an interior designer or decorator to get your project started.
At Hurst Homes, we are with you every step of the way. Our team arrange an interior design consultation with you, to help guide you with all your selections. With over 30 years experience in the building industry we know how important it is to choose all your selections at once to ensure flow and cohesion throughout your home. Our experience and expertise are just two reasons why we are considered Wagga’s best builder. So contact us today to get started on building your dream home. Call us on 6921 9988 or click here to fill out a contact us form.
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