So, you’ve been feeling inspired to make the rooms in your home match after scrolling through Instagram or seeing those perfectly staged display homes in Townsville? It might seem easy, but it can actually be quite a challenge if you have plenty of items you need to mix and match. When you’re decorating a room with some brand new items instead of some hand-me-downs, it can be very confusing to figure out which should go where to create that cohesive look.
Of course, you wouldn’t want your entire house to look too matching, so it’s best to allow your decorating to evolve and not do everything all at once. Here are some ideas to bring magic into your home:
Work Around a Focal Point
Every room reflects a certain story, so when decorating your room, think about the things that make a book great. Think of your focal point as the main protagonist of the story, while all the other features such as patterns, colours and contrasting textures work as the secondary character to make the space flow better and look a lot more interesting. There are plenty of options when it comes to what part of your room should be the focal point. But whatever you choose, it has to be something that catches the eye right away and adds a bit of drama into the space.
Come Up With a Cohesive Colour Story
One way to tie together a seemingly mismatched room is to look at all the recurring colours and figure out which ones you have most of. Then, look for an item that has most of these colours within the design, whether it’s an interesting rug or a huge piece of art on the wall. A mismatched room can look and feel cohesive with some editing and layering, and this is the first step. If you have plenty of items you love collecting in your room, you’ll realise how much personality it adds to your space. You’ll be able to enjoy that eclectic layered look as long as you know how to work with the colours you see. This time, think about decorating as something similar to painting. You need to keep adding colours, textures, and forms using items such as your pillows, lampshades, art pieces and small accessories and learn how to integrate whatever items seem out of place.
Choose “Green” as Your common Thread
This is the perfect opportunity for you to fully embrace your green streak. Add some plants into your space and make these greens the items that unify everything. You can never go wrong with plants, but if you’re worried about not having a green thumb, there are plenty of options when it comes to plants that require little to no maintenance. If you really won’t have time to take care of real plants, you can go for some high-quality faux ones that look just as great. Not only will you be able to make your space look cohesive, but you’ll also bring some life into your home.