Cohesive Interior Spaces

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How To Make Your Home Look Cohesive 

Today, I’m excited to guide you through the process of crafting cohesive interior spaces that seamlessly flow from room to room. Let’s delve into the exact steps you can take to make your home both look and feel cohesive.

1. Conceptual Moodboard

The first step in creating cohesive interior spaces is to develop a conceptual mood board. This online platform, such as Canva, can be your best friend. Populate it with visual inspirations that evoke the specific feelings you desire in your home.

Whether it’s warmth, sophistication, or brightness, include images representing these emotions. This mood board serves as your design compass, ensuring a consistent atmosphere throughout your home.

2. Materials and Architectural Details

Consider your home’s envelope—materials, architectural details, and finishes. Maintain cohesion by extending flooring surfaces consistently, especially in open-concept spaces. Introduce architectural details like moldings or archways, but do so uniformly across different rooms to enhance flow and symmetry.

When it comes to paint, choose a base color and explore lighter and darker tones for variety while maintaining the overall cohesive palette.

3. Take Inventory and Edit

To achieve cohesive interior spaces, take a critical look at your possessions. If an item doesn’t spark joy or align with your desired atmosphere, consider parting with it.

Assess whether it serves you in terms of size, scale, and functionality. Edit down your belongings to ensure that each piece contributes positively to the overall aesthetic.

4. Know What You Need

Be organized about your shopping. With your conceptual mood board in hand, create a list of items you need. Whether it’s a new cocktail table or specific decorative elements, having a clear plan ensures you stay focused and make informed choices.

5. Decorative Accessories and Design Principles

Now, let’s dive into the fun part—decorative accessories. Apply four design principles: interest, scale, repetition, and movement to create cohesive interior spaces.

Infuse interest with unique and intriguing items. Experiment with scale to add variety and tension. Embrace repetition, be it in materials or colors, to tie spaces together. Lastly, consider movement, ensuring your home unfolds and welcomes you as you move from room to room.

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Let me know in the comments what you are most excited about when it comes to creating a cohesive interior space.

For more design goodness, follow us on Instagram at @ashleyshildershome and Pinterest @ashleychildersco. Check out the full YouTube Video below for even more tips and tricks for creating a cohesive home.

Creating cohesive interior spaces is a thoughtful process that involves visualizing, planning, and executing with intention.

By following these steps, you can embark on a journey to transform your home into a harmonious and inviting haven. Enjoy the process of decorating your cohesive spaces and fall in love with where you live, one room at a time.

XO, Ashley

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