Style Tips: How to Unify Any Space
Creating a unified and cohesive space can be a challenge, especially when you're dealing with different styles, colors, and textures. However, with the right tools and strategies, you can easily unify any space and create a seamless and stylish look. We've gathered some tips from the pros on how to unify any space, from the living room to the dining room.
Start with a Color Palette
A cohesive color palette is the foundation of any well-designed space. Choose a few colors that you love and use them throughout the room, from the walls to the furniture and accessories. Pairing complementary colours – those that sit opposite each other on the colour wheel, help bring out the other's radiance. Looking towards the colour wheel and decorating with complementary colours in tandem will be a huge trend for the season. By pairing complementary colours, such as deep blues with rusty oranges or forest green with blush pink, you can create a vibrant room that feels both exciting and harmonious.
Mix and Match Textures
Mixing and matching textures is a great way to add depth and dimension to a space while keeping it cohesive. Choose fabrics, rugs, and pillows that complement each other, but also have different textures and patterns. This will add visual interest to the room while still maintaining a unified look. Don’t shy away from texture, pattern or rich colours – the result is snug, inviting and laidback. Decorating with colours such as orange, brown and green, and using atmospheric lighting helps to create a warm cocooning effect. Steer away from white flatpack furniture, and instead, look out for beautiful brown wood and textured furniture for visual texture.
Repetition is a powerful design tool that can help unify any space. Use the same pattern, shape, or material in different parts of the room to create a cohesive look. For example, you could use the same pattern on your throw pillows and curtains, or use the same material for your coffee table and side tables. Is you’re not sure where to start, stry introducing furniture with the similar shapes - like a boxy sofa, lounge chair and solid marble coffee table, or opt for all curves. The repetition of similar shapes helps make a space feel intentional.
Choose a Focal Point
A focal point can bring together all the different elements in a room and create a cohesive look. Choose a piece of furniture, artwork, or accent piece that you love and make it the focal point of the room. Then, use the colors and textures from that piece throughout the rest of the space. If you’ve just invested in a large neutral sofa or dining table, fear not! Consider a large sculptural wall sconce, which can act as a big enough piece of artwork that you may not need anything else to draw attention!
Keep it Simple
Finally, keeping things simple is key to creating a unified space. Avoid clutter and unnecessary accessories, and instead focus on a few key pieces that bring the room together. While life may get in the way of a picture-perfect space everyday, set aside some time every now and then to refresh and clear your space. Your future self will thank you for it!