Are you looking for ways to have your house look more put together? I know I’ve felt frustrated in the past when I did my best to decorate, only to find a completed room that didn’t feel so complete after all. With all the time and money it took to decorate, it was demotivating to have my room feel so ‘blah’. So, I decided I needed to figure out what I was missing. How could I make my house look and feel more pulled together? After doing some research, and a little personal trial and error, I came up with a list of things that your room needs to feel like it’s complete. You’ll be able to use these tips to make a living room, bedroom, bathroom or any other room in your house look more put together. One thing to help you get started is to grab my free Design Mistakes Checklist – just to make sure you’re not only doing the right thing, but avoiding the wrong. Now, let’s get started.
10 Ways To Make Your House Look More Put Together
- Add a rug – one of the best ways to make your room more aesthetically pleasing is to add a rug. A large rug does a good job of pulling other pieces together. It serves as a really good anchor. For example, a rug that’s in your family room, will tie together the sofa with the chairs. Or the sofa with the loveseat. Otherwise, your seating area will seem to float in the room. Especially on hardwoods. But once you sit your furniture on top of a rug, it makes each piece of furniture look like they belong together.
- Add throw pillows – I gotta be honest, I didn’t used to be a throw pillow kinda girl. I never grew up with them in my home, and it didn’t occur to me that they could bring so much life to a room. But man, oh man, am I glad that I finally realized the beauty of these little pillows! Throw pillows can add personality, color and texture to an otherwise bland looking sofa, chair, loveseat or bench. They’re so versatile! You can purchase a low-priced throw or buy more expensive throw pillows. So, there’s one for any budget. One of the other cool things is that you can change them out for the seasons. Throw pillows are one of the few items in your décor that can have a large impact at a small cost, allowing you to switch them at your whim. Nice!
- Add greenery – adding some green to your life is a good way to add color and bring the outside natural elements indoors. Depending upon how you want to do it, you can add green with either plants or flowers. Large and in pots, or small and in a vase. Branches or driftwood. Either faux or real, any type of living elements will add “life” to your room.
- Add accent furniture – this includes coffee tables, end tables, nightstands, accent tables or accent chairs. Adding extra pieces of furniture like this makes a house feel more like a home. Placing an accent chair in the family room can help tie the rest of the family room together. It may be just the thing to break up the sofa and loveseat combo and add more interest to the room. Or what’s needed to tie those two pieces of furniture together.
- Add extra lighting – let there be light! I know very few people who want a dark home. Well, I don’t know anyone really. For every floor lamp or table lamp that you add to your home, the more ambiance you create. You can also bring together different rooms in your house by having similarly styled lighting fixtures strategically placed around your home.
- Add personality – it’s hard for a house to feel put together without a bit of personality. As the homeowner, sharing a bit about yourself in how you bring your décor to life. Even professional home stagers are trained to consider the ideal buyer and stage the home around that person. That’s because they know its emotion that connects people to a space. And it’s that emotion that pulls the room together.
- Add curtains – yes! I love a good curtain. This is another way to add color, texture and style. Much like a rug pulling together the furniture on the floor, the curtain brings unity to the walls in your home. You can make a room feel smaller or larger, or add height, all by the style of curtain you choose and how you hang them. Placing curtains similar in color or style throughout your home is a great way to tie your entire home together.
- Add artwork – artwork brings pieces together because it has the ability to bring both the vertical and horizontal elements of your home together. Your floors, furniture and curtains can all look more cohesive and coordinated with the right artwork strategically placed strategically. You can choose a similar color scheme or art theme to visually take the eye from room to room the moment someone walks through the door.
- Add accessories – accessories can help you establish and create what I like to call memory points. A memory point is something that you tend to focus on because it stands out. So, having accessories similar in either color, tone or texture, throughout your house, will help tie the spaces together. Accessories can include so many things, from books to natural elements like seashells. To mirrors, candles, picture frames or other small decorative objects.
- A consistent color palette – if you haven’t figured this out by now, consistency is key when it comes to making your house look more cohesive and put together. And having a complete house color palette is one of the best ways to tie each room of your house together. Your paint colors should match and flow together. And these should go with the color of your furniture, accessories and other décor. The more consistent color scheme, the more you’re going to have a home that looks more put together.
10 Ways To Make Your House Look More Put Together
We just covered exactly what you can do to have your house look more cohesive. Using these tips will help you avoid the frustration I felt when I decorated but didn’t know the tricks. Now, if you’re ready to take the next step in turning your house into a home you love, grab my free Design Mistakes Checklist. This is a great checklist to make sure you have everything you need (and nothing to hold you back) when styling and decorating your home.
And please, take a few minutes and leave a comment below and let me know how these tips have helped you.
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