For a lot of us, when we look at other people’s homes or interior design magazines, we feel like other homes seem to have that certain secret something that ours just lacks. Well, if you’ve ever felt that way, here is that certain secret something: cohesion.
Being able to create a cohesive decor in your home is something that a lot of us don’t ever really think about. Which is, honestly, ridiculous because there are few things easier and more effective to help you get more from your home.
With that in mind, here are some ways to create a cohesive decor throughout your home.
Figure out your style
If you want to create a cohesive decor in your home, you need to start by knowing what style you want. What is the starting point of your design? Industrial? Contemporary? Minimalist? If you don’t know what kind of interior design style you want to work with, a cohesive decor is always going to be just out of reach.
One of the single most important ingredients in cohesive design is color. If you want something consistent, you need to find a palate that works in all areas of your home. The best place to start is with a neutral hue that works in every area of your home and then add in a few bright hues that complement it. That way, you don’t have to sacrifice vibrancy for cohesion, or vice-versa.
Use your personality
You know what makes for a wonderful unifying element in your home? You. Your personality is one of the things that ties everything in your home together. Look at your decor and ask yourself, does it really represent you? If not, what could you do to change that? Something as simple as finding a new discount furniture piece that speaks to you gives you something to base a lot of your home’s style off of. Your home’s style needs a starting point, so why not start with yourself?
Don’t obsess over matching
One of the most common mistakes that a lot of people make when trying to create a cohesive style in their home is to make absolutely everything match. Sure, design elements that complement one another can be great, but if every single room looks exactly the same, it’s going to start to look real creepy, real fast. Different rooms in your home serve different purposes so it doesn’t make sense to make them all identical. Being able to balance rooms that have their own sense of style and a style that fits with your home overall isn’t always easy, but it’s always worth it.
Of course, cohesion doesn’t have to be the be-all and end-all of interior design. The truth is that there is no single hard and fast rule to creating beautiful home decor. The best thing that you can do is to take influence from as many places as possible and try to combine them into something that truly speaks to you. It’s your home, after all.