One of the most challenging aspects when designing an interior is creating a sense of cohesion; knowing all the details and how different aspects of your design interact with each other can often be daunting and confusing! But, there are a few basic ways that you can easily learn how to blend your interior spaces perfectly!
#1: Colour Palettes
One of the first things people notice about interior design is often colour! Whether bright, dark, neutral, or vibrant - colour is key to how we perceive and interpret the world around us - this is especially true for interior spaces. No matter your preference in colour and tone, one of the easiest mistakes people can make is to create an interior with clashing colours. Clashing colours disrupt the harmony that should be present in your home; a messy looking palette brings on a certain sense of chaos that most people are looking to eliminate. So what’s an easy way to make sure your space will look cohesive? Learning and applying colour relationships!
Colour relationships are tried and true ways to combine colours in a way that flows well. There are 6 main relationships:
- Split Complementary
- Double Complementary
All in all, using these 6 types of colour relationships is a guaranteed way to create a visually appealing colour palette that helps create cohesion in your interior design.
#2: Fixture Matching
Matching your fixtures with one another is a simple, yet effective way to create a sense of cohesiveness. An example of fixture matching would be matching your kitchen cabinet hardware and your faucet. It creates an overall softer look to your kitchen/space that builds cohesion between the colour palette and the small details that punctuate the style of your design.
A perfect example of how you could match your fixtures would be pairing the Tori Matte Black with other matte black hardware or lighting fixtures.
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The final touches are equally as important as the principle aspects in any design: that’s why decor plays a crucial role in creating that sense of cohesion in your design. There are numerous ways you could go about using decor as a proponent in interior design cohesion: One way would be to pair with your fixtures like in the previous point - matching colour and material to tie the look together. Another such way would be to find decor pieces that have a similar aesthetic to the other details and styles within your space.
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Now that you’ve learned the basics of interior cohesion and 3 simple ways in order to create that cohesion through fixture matching, colour theory palettes, and decor - it’s the perfect time to take what you’ve learned and apply it to your next project!
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