trying to make home feel more cohesive….where to start…

posted 2 years ago in Home
Post # 2
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Can you post pictures of your rooms in its current state?

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

 

Soonerbee07:  I went thru a similar situation……. here are some steps

  • figure out a color scheme that you both can agree one
  • figure out what items- (furniture, wall art, accent pieces) that you must keep (either functional, have a special meaning, or are simply in love with) 
  • get rid of extra stuff that is either non sentimental, both of you no longer like/need
  • start in the room where you spend the most time (for me it was the living room). Start by putting the furniture in the room that needs to stay.  Hang curtains.  Put down an area rug.  Then step back and see where there are empty spaces on the walls.  Try to hang large pieces above the couch and place similar items in some form of cluster.  Google wall collage items to get some inspiration.  Look at your walls and hang stuff that is appropriate and would not mind anyone seeing when they came into your home. 
  • I would move to the bedroom next. Find some nice neutral bedding that you both agree on.  I would suggest a bed in a bag combo because they generally contain the comforter, pilllow shams, dust ruffle and some pillows.  I would keep the stuffed animals to a minimum as they appear childish IMO. 
  • I think matching furnture in a living room and bedroom are a must.  I am not a fan of mis matched wood in one room.  The bedroom furniture should be a set (meaning the dresser matches the bed which matches the end table)
  • As for the kitchen some matching dish towels and perhaps a little area rug will do the trink
  • as for the bathroom matching towels, a nice neutral shower curtain and all personal items hidden will make for a nice room

 

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Soonerbee07:  Do you  have a cohesive color scheme throughout your home? Some peeople love the look of each room being a different color, but I think a mature color scheme flows from room to room.

That doesn’t mean you need the same paint color throughout the home. You could start with light grey walls, and a dark charcoal rug in the living room and move to dark charcoal walls in the dining room for example. If you used aqua for an accent color in the living room, you can have an aqua and grey chevvron as the accent in the bedroom.

If you keep the large furniture pieces neutral, you can change color schemes inexpensively at any time.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

 

julies1949:  I agree with a mature color scheme

 

Soonerbee07:  you could always go to Home Depot or Lowes and check out the free color books they provide.  Often times they will put together a color scheme for you.  The offer these books for interior and exterior paints. 

 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

Soonerbee07:  I’d start with with the couple rooms that you mentioned “don’t match” your overall color-scheme and fix those. Start with painting the walls. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m not the best at decorating myself. My friend hired a decorator for the main areas of her new house and it looks amazing! If you can afford it, that might be the way to go. I’ve thought about it myself.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Commenting to follow…because I basically could have written this post myself.  Our furniture does need to be upgraded too (two cross-country moves aren’t kind to cheap-ish furniture) and I need to do this in pieces since our extra money comes in bits.  I get so overwhelmed by it all.

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