You know… the longer I do color consulting, the more I realize, what I’m really trying to help you achieve is a good sense of flooooow. Good flow is priceless and I feel awfully passionate about the matter.
Perhaps this is why I always feel the job is much bigger than paint selection.
First, there are wise paint color choices, then there is everything else. The way your house feels, the way rooms connect, lighting, your sense of style, furniture, objects you’re looking to replace, meaningful belongings, purpose of rooms, coordination of surface materials.
Clients often struggle with the overall picture. It’s easy to get caught up in the flavor of the moment when out shopping for a room. But this leaves you with good and bad moments.
And wouldn’t it be nice to love it all, in a tastefully coordinated sort of way.
Seeing the big picture. Do you need to ditch half of your belongings? Probably not. There are many things you can do. Small efforts. Here are a few ideas-
1. Endless designers suggest staying neutral when it comes to big design choices. I completely agree. Flooring, sofas, tile, and surface materials. This is a big one!
2. Choose one neutral paint color to anchor your home. Repeat throughout.
3. Keep all trim (and most of the ceilings) consistent.
4. Pick two accent colors (that you really love). Repeat throughout.
5. Keep fixtures and lighting somewhat consistent in style and scale.
6. Clear out small cluttery decor and replace with a few large scale dynamos :)
7. Take time to consider the style you want to reflect before jumping into purchasing.
8. Try to relate furnishings with the style and scale of your home.
And if you need HELP? I would love to assist. Track me down.
(thank you Mark Williams Design Associates for the beautiful photos)