Two of the most vital but often hard-to-accomplish aspects of interior design are balance and coherence. While the individual elements of your interior design may look elegant on their own, integrating every single item as a part of the overall design takes a bit of planning.
Without balance and coherence, your interior design will lack flow. Even when the items inside a room are expensive, people who enter the room will not notice their quality. That is because the relationship between the various aspects of the design is hard to see.
Incoherence in interior design often happens when you fail to follow the rules. Never let yourself be guided solely by what you like without thinking of the impact on a room. Your interior design can do too much, or it can also do too little.
What you want is a simple design that does not overwhelm the senses. For your interior design to work, there are three things you must pay attention to:
Purpose: Each item or element in the design must serve a purpose. There should be an apparent reason in your mind why that object, color, or pattern needs to be where it is.
Relationship: Every item must play its role with the elements next to it. The elements or features of your design should complement and not compete with one another.
Placement: Each element of the design must have its own space. Give every item room to shine and prevent other features from crowding it.
How should you approach the process of creating the interior design for your home or a single room? What can you do to ensure the setup is not overdone or sparse? How do you incorporate the layout to achieve a visually pleasing and beneficial result?
Design details that will tie everything in your home together
1. Choose wall and floor colors
Color is the first and most important tool for making your interior design flow together. That refers to the color of your walls and floor. The colors for these two areas serve as the canvas to place the rest of the design. Wall and floor colors can drown or accentuate the elements of your interior design. With that in mind, if you’re painting your rental property, think about whether you should allow your tenants to paint it or not.
What are the rules to follow when choosing wall and floor colors?
· Wall and floor colors don’t have to be matching. What counts is that they complement one another.
· Use the same two or three colors in the home to ensure flow and cohesion.
· If you use contrasting wall colors, it will be harder to make them transition well. For this, you will need an expert.
· You can buy one primary color and get the paint shop to create lighter and darker shades of it.
· You may use door and window trim colors to create flow.
· To make rooms flow together, use the same flooring or create transition zones between rooms with different flooring.
2. Add art pieces sparingly
Art pieces inject personality and interest into the design. But be careful with how many articles you include and the size of each one. Art does not need to be expensive to make an impact. What counts is that it can find a place within the design. A few wall art or décor and sculptures around rooms are all you need.
3. Attractive light fixtures
Light fixtures are probably the most underrated décor item to incorporate in your interior design. It is one of the few interior design elements with a clear purpose. Before you add chandeliers to a room, check the height or depth of the room. Install lighting fixtures on three levels of a room: ceiling, wall, and floor lamps. All three levels of lighting can double as art pieces.
4. Rugs and pillows are vital
These are design items with a clear purpose. Rugs and pillows are a great way to break up the color of your furniture or floor. They help you create a cozy look in the home. When adding pillows remember these are accessories; they should not compete with the furniture in your home. More than anything else, make sure your rugs match or complement the furnishings, floor, and walls in your rooms.
Do this to see if your design flows together; stand back from the room and see how the entire collection makes you feel. By doing this, you can disconnect yourself from specific details of the design and experience it as a whole. Stepping back will give you perspective.
You will see how the design in your head plays out in reality. You can also note where the design is dull and requires more diversity. You will note the elements that are likely to catch the eye and any lack of cohesion in your design.