Redecorating panic may hit after the excitement of changing your interiors subsides. Now the reality of making sure your choices work, or that you’ve made the RIGHT decor choices, hits.
One of the main issues many people have with the interior design of their home is that it just doesn’t flow. For example, the living room might be decorated with bold reds, while the dining room clashes by its use of pastel shades and cool tones. Decorating adjoining rooms differently from one another may give the impression of the decor being disjointed, An eclectic vision is one thing, a mish-mash of styles is another. So, how exactly do you create a flow of style and decor? Well, here are some great tips to alleviate redecorating panic.
Pick A Colour That Flows Throughout
Each of your rooms will have connecting walls. If you paint these walls in the same colour, you will easily create one feature that flows throughout your whole house. This is an especially great tip for houses that have an open-floor plan.
When you are choosing a colour for all the main walls in your room, it is generally better to go with a neutral shade. However, consult a colour wheel and choose colours you like. Then look at their adjacent colours. If you don’t want to have the exact same colour on your walls, you have two main choices;
- choose a colour and then use different strengths of the same colour
- choose a colour and then add interest by also using a colour immediately adjacent on the colour wheel
The Stonewood example above shows a subtle shift of colours from cream to beige from the kitchen to the living room. This is a great example of using different strengths of the same colour.Depending on the vibe of your home, paler walls will allow art works to pop, will refresh dark hardwood floors, and give a fresher appearance. If you carve colour, be consistent to allow flow. Redecorating panic can set in when colour choices seem difficult. If you’re not a confident decorator then keep it simple.
Depending on the vibe of your home, paler walls will allow art works to pop, will refresh dark hardwood floors, and give a fresher appearance. If you carve colour, be consistent to allow flow. Redecorating panic can set in when colour choices seem difficult. If you’re not a confident decorator then keep it simple.
Pick A Style And Stick To It
There are various styles and interior design trends that you might want to use in your home. Some of the most popular ones are minimalist, industrial, mid-century modern, and farmhouse. As you can imagine, these are very different from each another. So mixing up the styles of your rooms will prevent your decor from flowing. So, pick one style and stick to it throughout your home.
One tip for succeeding in this is to source all your furniture and furnishings from the same store, such as exclusive stockists of Versace Home. This way, you know you won’t be at risk of clashing your styles. As you gain more confidence, add recycled and other decor items from further afield.
Be Edgy In Enclosed Rooms
If you enjoy being edgy with your decor, try to restrict this experimental side to your smaller rooms. If a room isn’t viewable from another room, then it is generally OK to add some edgy details, such as bold stencils and quirky furniture. En-suite bathrooms and master bedrooms are usually the best rooms to experiment in. As guests won’t see these rooms too often, you can be a bit more free with your design and add things that suit your personal, unique tastes.
Accessories Can Be Bold
As I’ve previously mentioned, if you’re not a confident decorator don’t be too bold with your colour scheme, if you want to avoid redecorating panic. However, there are ways to use bright and bold colours if you want to add extra interest and texture. You just need to add accessories that are super bold. These will punctuate rooms with some colour, in a way that won’t affect the overall style of your home. So rather than painting a wall bright pink, add some hot-pink cushions to your sofa!
Be bold with accessories such as lamps, throws, rugs, wall art, etc. These can also be changed to suit your mood or the season.
These are all the major tips and tricks you need to know to help your decor go with the flow!
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