Whether you’ve just moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania or Scottsdale, Arizona, condos, houses, and apartments rarely come fully furnished or completely professionally designed for you. Because of this, it’s up to you to design and decorate your new home in a way that speaks to you and best represents those who live there. However, accomplishing this is often easier said than done, especially if you’re wanting your home to look similar as you travel from room to room. So to help you out, here are three tips for cohesively decorating your new home.
Use Paint Colors That Complement
One of the biggest and most obvious parts of your home that can make everything feel cohesive is color, especially on something as expansive as your walls. According to Wayfair.com, it’s best to start out by picking a color palette that has something bright and neutral that you’ll begin with. From there, choose a few others more neutral colors that are complementary to that first color but will also give a little drama to the rooms. Once you have these few colors chose, feel free to use them all throughout your home for wall colors, furniture, cabinets, trim, and more to have a cohesive color scheme in your entire space.
Try The Same Materials Throughout
Aside from colors, the materials you use to decorate your space can also make it appear more or less unified. This principle can be especially helpful as you add smaller decor pieces to each room that will still go with all the other rooms in your home. According to Better Homes and Gardens, you should try to pick one or two materials that you’ll use for accent pieces throughout your home. These materials could range from glass, wood, wicker and more. Additionally, anything that has a similar texture or finish, even if there are subtle differences, could still work for helping build cohesion in the decor of your space.
Pick Consistent Flooring
Depending on the size of the space you’re working with, you might want to have one consistent flooring throughout your entire house. According to Lauren Flanagan, a contributor to The Spruce, small spaces can especially benefit from having all one flooring. If your home is larger, try to stick to just two types of flooring if you want your rooms to feel connected. In situations where you can’t change the flooring of your home, you could get a similar result from adding rugs or runners that are the same color or texture and placing those over large areas of your flooring.
If you want your home to look cohesive in the way it’s decorated, consider using some of the tips mentioned above to help you accomplish a look like this.