As you start decorating your house, here are some ways to make your entire home cohesive. I'm telling you, you don't want to walk room to room and not have a good design flow.
1.) Figure out your design style
First and foremost, figure out your style! I know that seems like a given, but it's my number one rule. One of the biggest mistakes I see is having a super rustic entryway that leads to a modern/contemporary living room.
Now hear me out, I'm not telling you to be super matchy matchy! If you like both rustic and contemporary find ways to bring both of those styles together throughout your home.
2.) Have a whole house color palette
Put together a entire home color palette. Now that does not mean each room in your house has to have the same exact colors. Color change is good, but make sure you stay in the same color family.
For example: Don't have a living room with blue, greens and grays (cool tones) and then decorate your kitchen/dining room with red, browns and oranges (warm tones).
3.) Don't keep things you don't love
I get it, not everyone can trash everything and buy an entire living room right out of a Pottery Barn magazine. However, work on replacing big items that don't necessarily fit your home or style anymore.
You always have the option to give your old furniture a facelift! Pop on some new fabric or paint to a dated piece of furniture to breath new life into it.
4.) Try not to be too trendy!
Home trends come and go just like fashion trends. Stay true to your style and add some trendy elements to your house but on a small scale.
5.) Hire an Interior Designer
I can't stress this enough, if you follow these steps and your home still doesn't feel cohesive. Hire a professional to come in and help you out. There is no shame in asking for help. Plus they can be a lot more affordable than you would think!
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