In most cases, our home grows with us. New things are added and changed all the time, and the rooms evolve naturally without being completely planned out in advance. While this can add personality and interest, it can also result in a home that looks a little chaotic and mismatched. If this sounds like yours, here are some ways you can add flow and make everything more cohesive.
Make sure all internal doors match
If you live in an older property, over the years things like door handles or even entire doors on the inside of the home could have been changed when they need replacing. You can end up with a property that has lots of doors and handles that don’t match- some of them might not even be the same colour! If they’re worse for wear, replacing the lot can be a good investment. Due to subsidence and houses settling, old doors might not even fit their frames very well and so new ones are no bad thing. Once they all match (which matching handles) the inside of your home will look so much better.
Use matching furniture sets
Again, if you’ve been in your home for a while then the decor could have grown organically. With new pieces being added every so often and other things being changed or removed. What this can leave you with is furniture that doesn’t necessarily work well for the room- or together. If most pieces need replacing anyway, choose a furniture design and then go with a matching set. In the living room this could be a coffee table, sideboard, tv stand and console table from the same range. In the bedroom it would be the bed, bedside tables, drawers and wardrobe. Instead of choosing pieces in different styles, when you do this you can be certain that everything will match and go well together.
Keep the walls and floors the same
It might seem a little boring having your home’s decor the same throughout, but it’s a really useful tip. Instead of it being stop/start for every room, the same walls and floors help to create flow and can make everywhere look bigger and brighter. You can still add different colours and personality to individual rooms, but do this with accessories rather than wall colour. If your walls are worse for wear, have them skimmed by a plasterer. Light shades will work best but they’ll show up any mark or flaw so they need to be in good condition. You home will feel more spacious and a light neutral shade will help to bounce the light around.
Choose an accent metal to use throughout
Things like light switches and sockets, curtain poles, light fittings, drawer handles and more can all be purchased in the same coloured metal. It could be chrome or brushed chrome, copper, rose gold, onyx or whatever you like. But if you keep all of the fittings and fixtures the same throughout it can really make your home look cohesive and put together.