Struggling to achieve a harmonious interior design for your home and unsure how to create a unified look throughout your space?
Whether it’s because you think your space looks boring or you just worry that your stuff doesn’t coordinate well, this article is for you! Today, we’re taking you through the process of creating a cohesive look through stylish home design ideas.
With our home decoration tips, you can learn how to turn your house into your dream home.
Identify your ideal interior design style
Choosing an interior design style is the first step. Make sure that you choose a design style that fits your personality and that you enjoy seeing!
If you need inspiration, read our article on some of the most popular interior design styles explained or the types of furniture styles you can use. These can help you decide on what inspires and calms you, whether that’s modern, cosy, rustic, etc.
In any case, this particular step is actually less of a tip than it is a requirement for the rest of the ideas in this article. You see, it’s vital to identify your style before you can implement any of the other tips here because it unifies your choices!
Ensure consistent flooring
One thing you’ll notice when looking at home makeover Singapore cases is that flooring is often used to tie together different rooms. It’s certainly one of the best ways to achieve a cohesive design.
As much as possible, use the same or similar flooring throughout your home. There are obvious exceptions, of course: your bathroom can obviously have different flooring from your bedroom.
Anyway, whether you choose laminate floors, tiles, or carpet, having the same flooring in most rooms will help give the space a cohesive look by helping them appear to flow into each other.
For example, if you chose to have wooden floors for your home, try to ensure they’re all in the same shades or finishes. Of course, try to ensure they complement the colour palette of your decor too. This will visually connect the spaces and provide a sense of continuity.
Determine your colour palette
We mentioned the colour palette earlier and it’s time to talk about it now. The colour palette refers to the shades or hues that are represented in your decor or design.
If you’re still in the process of painting (or repainting) your home, you can begin by choosing a base colour for most of your walls. If your home is already painted, you already have a base colour.
In most cases, the base will be a neutral colour (white or pale cream, for example). This should make it easy to pick one or two more neutral colours similar to or adjacent to it and add that to your colour palette.
After that, you can pick your accent colours. These are usually brighter, more saturated hues that add pop to your decor.
Composing your paint palette in this way lets you ensure that the colours you use in your decoration actually go together. You can check items against the palette, from furniture to sofas and rugs.
Bring in various textiles and materials
Don’t underestimate the use of different materials when it comes to decor. They can do so much to lift the look of a space while also helping it come together!
Start thinking about textures and surfaces you like. Do you love woven fabrics and rugs? The satiny look of wood or brushed metal? The high-glimmering shine of glass?
Try to see which of these go with each other and match the rest of your choices, like your selected interior design style and colour palette. After you’ve settled on which ones best suit those, apply them consistently in decoration.
For instance, make sure that the wooden finishes of your furniture actually match each other. Or use the same cloth or leather for your upholstery.
Consider looking into patterns to add visual interest to rooms too – and use your colour palette as a guide to choosing one that still remains in sync with the rest of the decor.
This can give you a lot of opportunities for variety while staying cohesive. For instance, a throw pillow embroidered with fleur de lys can easily be paired with one with a bold zig-zag pattern if they still use the same colour palette.
Repeat patterns throughout pieces
So, we just talked about patterns. It’s worth mentioning that they’re also great tools for adding cohesion to a space.
The trick is simple: look for patterns that you like and then repeat them throughout the decor in a room.
As an example, let’s go with one of the patterns we mentioned earlier, the zig zag. You can add cohesion to a room by ensuring that throw pillows in it aren’t the only ones with that pattern: add a rug with the pattern too!
You can even add artwork that repeats patterns you’ve already established in your other decor. If you find a painting that has an interesting zig-zag like motif, for example, you might hang it in the same room to further strengthen visual cohesion.
Make a change that can elevate your home’s appeal instantly
The tips above should have given you ideas already on how you can almost immediately bring about an improvement in your home’s looks and feel. From patterns to materials, there’s a wealth of options available to the savvy decorator!
As a final tip, though, don’t forget that you don’t even have to scour the markets in an effort to find the perfect piece of furnishing for your decor. Sometimes, it’s possible to have it custom-made for you.
For instance, you can have rug-makers like us craft bespoke rugs to match the colour palettes or patterns of every room in your home. This is actually one of the best ways to achieve decor cohesion quickly, as rugs are often used to set focal points and delineate spaces.
If you’re interested in that, contact us. We can design and make your own custom rug for your first home… and even give you more decor tips along the way!