But, even after you’ve done everything that it takes to make your home you, you have to make sure that the entire space works together. Especially in today’s world of open-concept floor plans, you’ll want to create something that’s cohesive from top to bottom.
Here are five tips to make that task a bit easier:
The master plan for your changes might be something as simple as the colors you want to use, or it could be a complete mock-up of your future floor plan with furniture placements, paint samples, fabric swatches, etc.
Having this plan at hand will also make it easier for you to divide up the work that’s to be done — you probably won’t be able to tackle all of it in a weekend. Work slowly and mark completed tasks off of your list until your open-concept is finished and cohesive.
In this scenario, you’ll have to make some sacrifices and work with some of the materials already present in your home.
You can still come up with a cohesive look without ripping out your cabinets, swapping appliances, putting down new flooring, etc. All you have to do is find colors that complement the wood and metallic tones that are already present, since they’re now a part of your color palette.
If you don’t, don’t worry — there are different ways to help you begin designing your space. An easy way to get started by yourself is to look for online resources such as Pinterest.
If you find yourself liking more than one particular style, don’t worry about that either: many designers pluck elements from different genres in order to create a unique look. The coordinating colors will pull it all together.
You can and should do the same for your own project. Shop for accessories and be generous in your purchasing.
Then, go home and try different combinations of knick-knacks on your bookshelves, mantle, coffee table, etc.
A piece that tugs at your heartstrings could be the impetus to switch things up, and you can definitely lean into that feeling.
Obviously, you can’t redo your rooms every time you see something that you like that’s not quite on theme. However, you can make little swaps over the years to keep it interesting, fresh and of course, unique.
At the end of the day, it’s most important that you enjoy living in the space you’ve created. Cohesiveness and personality work together to make that idea a reality that you get to live in and enjoy for years to come.