Building a home is not merely about putting in everything that you want. Though you want to give a bit of your personality and taste to your lovely abode, it is also vital to ensure that there is cohesiveness in the designs that you want. You need several considerations to ensure that your home has that organized and connected look all throughout the various rooms and areas.
Many people hire interior designers and professionals for a reason. The profound knowledge and skill of these experts can surely do wonders for creating or renovating a home. But if you want to take some work into your own hands, you can also create that cohesive look across your home through these simple tips.
Tip #1: Settle for a theme
Picking a theme keeps house designing easy. A theme will allow homeowners to expand an idea while keeping things cohesive under one motif. The general idea of having a concept creates a correlation between the rooms and spaces in your house. So, it is better to choose a theme first before you start designing and renovating. It will also keep you in line with your set visions rather than straying away from your design path in the long run.
Tip #2: Keep it neutral as much as you can
While bold and eclectic are styles to behold, keeping things neutral is actually preferred by most. A neutral house also helps you sell your house fast when the need arises. Others apply neutral hues on their houses so that things appear stable. However, you can also play with other neutral fixtures such as adding wooden or metal furniture here and there to achieve a cohesive look.
Using wooden chairs and center tables in the living room and wooden cabinetries in the kitchen creates a flowy vibe, especially if you have an open floor plan. The wooden elements make these two areas connected to each other. Thus, also creating an illusion of a bigger floor surface.
Tip #3: Take it easy on colors
Some people practice neutrality in colors. Using color schemes such as white and beige are subtle shades that many individuals like. Though neutral colors can be drab at times, the trick is to place certain accessories that can catch the eyes. For example, in a living room full of neutrals, putting in a large metal wall mirror can do the trick.
If you are bolder than most people, then you can definitely unleash your inner personality through colors as well. You may opt for darker hues, but make sure that you keep within that color scheme all-throughout the house’s interior and exterior so that every room has that certain connectedness.
Tip #4: Practice consistency
Honestly, the main problem why a home is not usually cohesive is because of the homeowner’s inconsistency. Of course, it is understandable that you want to apply all your ideas as much as you can. Unfortunately, this always creates an imbalance, unconnected and often superfluous appearance. This tip goes hand-in-hand with our first tip of settling on a theme. Once you have a certain concept in mind, make sure that you apply it all over the house.
Do not go for a contemporary kitchen with a traditional living room while having one bohemian bedroom and a rustic one on the next. Can you visualize such a home? It makes me cringe just to think about it knowing that it will not only look weird, but also clashing and uncoordinated. Though it is understandable that you want to try all the design ideas you’ve seen on Pinterest and Instagram, you’ll do better if you stick within your set concept and remain consistent all throughout.
Tip #5: Pay attention to light designs
Lights are often underrated, yet they can greatly affect the look of your home. Installing the lights also requires proper planning since you cannot install them here and there. Lights should be properly spaced out so that all nooks and corners are well-lighted. This simple trick also helps in making your home appear bigger than it usually is. However, make sure that your light fixtures in every room also go together hand-in-hand when it comes to style.
Tip #6: Repair damages
Repairing damages is also an essential way to keep that cohesive look. Technically not an interior design tip, this still plays an important role in maintaining that cohesiveness in your house. Foundation problems such as cracked walls or damaged windows give an imbalanced impression on your otherwise beautiful home.
So, make sure that you repair any broken elements or furniture in the house. Repairs will also save you more money rather than purchasing new things.
Tip #7: Balance the old and the new
Creating a cohesive look does not mean you have to throw away old stuff and replace them with new ones. You can still create a coordinated interior by balancing new things with old things. With careful planning and a knack for creativity, you can mix and match vintage things with modern elements. However, you must keep it consistent and practice this style in every room within your house.
Some people who are selling their houses also make use of this tip, especially if they do not know how to sell a house that needs repairs. The mixture of vintage and contemporary styles generates a sense of sophisticated balance that very few homeowners can pull off. So if you have a knack for such art, you can surely craft a unique home appearance that everyone will envy while still keeping things cohesive.
Cohesiveness is a crucial factor that homeowners should consider when they plan to redecorate their homes. The appearance of the house makes it a relaxing and comfortable place to live in. Hence, if you truly want to have a cozy abode, make sure that the interior is consistent and unified in many ways.
About The Author: Ann Marie Bantigue graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from one of the prestigious schools in the Philippines. She holds a license as a Professional Registered Nurse in the country. However, she left her comfort zone to live independently and try new things. She is currently based in Alberta, Canada. Ann Marie’s hobby is writing, which led her to write for several niches including health and wellness, real estate, home improvement, travel, lifestyle and relationships, among others. @LinkedIn
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