Having a cohesive look in your home doesn’t require painting every wall the same shade, installing the same flooring from wall to wall to wall, or purchasing suites of matching furniture. Instead, let your styling help tie your rooms together, as was done in this home. Though the materials and palettes used in the living room and kitchen are different, these bright, clean, open rooms are unified. Here are 4 designing ideas to help you get a similar cohesive look in your home.
Embrace Space. Each room could easily accommodate more furnishings—an island in the kitchen, a conversation area in the living room. Instead, the homeowners opted for openness. As you plan and arrange your rooms, determine how you’d like to use the space you have, whether you prefer open and edited or full and collected, and let that be your guide.
Play with Color. The living room and kitchen feature carefully selected pops of vibrant color. Use natural and neutral tones as the major theme in your rooms, then accent with one large statement piece or a collection of smaller pieces in bright colors to give them a stronger impact.
Let the Light in. A wall of windows was used in place of upper cabinets in the kitchen. Large windows bathe the living room in light. Make the most of the windows in your rooms by skipping the window treatments (or, if privacy is a concern, opt for blinds that can be cleanly retracted). This lets the outdoors become another part of your home’s décor.
Keep It Simple. The décor in these rooms is minimal and well-organized, letting the flooring, cabinetry and furnishings keep the focus. Choose plants as accents to bring subtle touches of color and texture into your rooms. Find light fixtures that can also serve as statement pieces. Don’t be afraid to leave walls bare.