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How to Make Your Home Feel Unified

Interior design is a personal choice that we each face when transforming our house into a home. Crafting a space that is uniquely “you” can be equally challenging and rewarding. But maybe you’re wondering what happens if you throw the style of your partner, kids, or your roommate into the mix? They absolutely deserve to feel comfortable, happy, and represented by your shared space. Here are some tips on how to make your home and style feel unified.

Repetition, Repetition, and more Repetition

This is by far the easiest way to make the design of your home feel thoughtful and deliberate. By using one or two elements repeatedly throughout your space, your home will instantly be pulled together in a way that makes you take a sigh of relief. Here are a few examples of design elements that are affordable and easy to find.

 

 

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Traditional Living Room with  Emerald Green, White, and Gold Accents

 

 

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Traditional Kitchen with Emerald Green, White, and Gold Accents

 

 

Chose a unifying color

A unifying color can come in any shape, size, shade, or form. One example would be: As you enter your home, blue pillows are placed on the living room sofa, you then walk into your dining room where blue plates are set at the table. Your kitchen has a tile backsplash with a small blue accent, and finally, your bathroom is accessorized with blue soap dispenser and hand towels. All these blues are similar their shade and tint. Your house still uses other neutrals, has accent colors, and personal touches that make it uniquely you. But that little hint of blue is always there, guiding you through your home.

 

 

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Modern Living Room with Yellow Accent

 

 

 

 

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Modern Office with Yellow Accent

 

 

 

Keep shapes similar

Another successful way to make your home feel unified is to purchase furniture with a similar shape. Maybe you enjoy clean lines. Your style would be considered a variation of modern and your sofa, coffee table, accent chairs, dining room set, desk and even your bookshelves would all incorporate clean, stark linework.

 

 

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Consistent Shapes and Colors

 

 

 

 

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Consistent Shapes and Colors

 

 

Blending Styles

It’s completely normal to feel drawn to aspects of multiple styles. A “style” is ultimately a larger overarching category of characteristics that we use to define how something looks. Maybe you still love clean lines, but also the decorative woodwork found in a more traditional style. Or maybe you are inspired by traditional Asian aesthetic. Whatever you like, when you consistently use those elements your home will feel unified. One example would be to use traditional furniture modern accents like the picture below.

 

Modern and Traditional Blend

 

 

Artwork

Art is everywhere! It can be anything, photography, painting, sculpture, beautiful handmade rugs, a vase of flowers, really truly anything. Keeping your art semi-consistent throughout your house will help it to feel unified. This could mean using paintings by the same artist, or paintings of the same subject matter. You could also use photography of similar subjects, like black and white pictures of your family for example.

 

 

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Consistent Artwork

 

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Consistent Artwork

 

 

Thanks for taking the time to learn a little design from us, stay tuned for more design tips, tricks, and info about all the awesome things happening at Ida York Design Group. If you have a topic you would like to learn more about email idayorkinteriordesign@gmail.com and we are happy to consider it.