When it comes to home decor, you can take a few different routes: You can go for the fast and easy route by buying everything you need at Ikea, or you can invest in high-quality pieces that will last for years. Either way, consistency is key. If everything from your pillows to paint colors don't match up with each other and make sense together, then your space won't be cohesive or feel like yours—and that's not what we want! So how do you achieve this? Keep reading to find out how I keep my house looking good without spending too much money or effort on it.
Keep your eye on the small details
When it comes to home decor, the small details are what make a space feel like home—and those details can be anything from furniture to accessories. Keeping your eye on these subtle elements ensures that your decor is not only beautiful but also cohesive and consistent. If you feel like you've tried everything and you still just can't get your room to look like it jumped from the pages of a magazine, this is what you're missing! The soft, romantic lines of a beautiful antique hutch next to the edgy and almost futuristic lines of a modern and sleek dining set just aren't going to work, even if both pieces are amazing on their own. And watch out for tones in paint! Have you ever had someone call your white pink or your grey blue? Behind all colors is a base tone that will make it pull in a certain direction, an orange that looks a little more pink or a red that's edging on purple. Because of this, not all neutrals will match!
Pick an element you love and repeat it
This is my favorite way to create consistency in a space, because if you choose wisely, it can look like you bought everything at once even though you may have added items over time. Choose something that has special meaning for you or that complements your style, and then incorporate it throughout the room wherever possible. It's easy to get carried away with this method—be careful not to overdo it! The goal here is balance and cohesion, so make sure that each piece fits in with the rest of the room (including its size) while also standing out on its own as something special. If possible, choose a focal point item that stands out from other pieces but doesn't clash with them either; this might mean choosing something unique or unusual instead of using one large focal point item as opposed to several smaller ones scattered around different parts of a space (though both options can work).
Adding some drama
Cohesions doesn't always mean that everything needs to match up perfectly. In fact, if you have a color palette that's all too similar, you're going to get bored looking at it! You need to add some drama to keep things fresh! Use a bold color or add a patterned print. You can also go big with your prints either in scale or size. If you're looking for something less permanent and more customizable than paint, wallpaper or fabric is an option. If you've always wondered what the point of an accent wall was, this is it!
Or try adding some drama with a large piece of art; this will help unify all parts of your decor aesthetic while also serving as a focal point that draws attention to itself as well as everything around it. Pull color and pattern inspiration from your piece or create your own art piece that matches what you already have. We can custom create whatever you need to match your space.
Add consistency in unexpected places
If it looks like you cloned all the same items and colors around a room or your home, you're not going to get what you're aiming for. Add some consistency in unexpected places, like your throws and pillows, by choosing patterns that are different but have something in common, such as color. Pick one or two colors and repeat them. This can be used on throws and pillows, table linens, and even art pieces. The best part about our paint and craft nights is that we don't limit you. You're free to use any colors for a piece that you would like. It's a great way to make sure the pieces match your decor and are something you want to hang in your home.
Put the "fun" in "functional"
There needs to be a good mix of items that are useless as well as items that look good. Filling your home with stuff just because you like how it looks even though it has no purpose isn't going to work well. And we love art here! But we understand that sometimes you just need a coffee table. But no one said that you couldn't have something that was both fun and functional! If you already have a piece that you love for its function, but it doesn't match your style, look for ways you can change it. Sometimes all you need is a fresh coat of paint! And the reverse is true as well. We all have that one (or twenty) beautiful, but functionless, pieces that just don't fit in with the current aesthetic. Repurpose it! Try moving it to another room. Or even putting it on rotation. Not everything needs to match perfectly, like when holiday decor comes out. There are plenty of months without holiday decorations where you could rotate in your most beloved pieces for a brief period of time, allowing you to love it all the more.
There are so many different ways to create consistency in your home and they don't all have to be expensive or time consuming. If you're looking to add art, shoot us a message and we will be more than happy to help!