4 Ways Interior Designers Create Flow in Houses

4 Ways Interior Designers Create Flow in Houses

There was once a time when it was the done thing to have each and every room in a completely different style. From the furnishing and finishings to the colours of the walls; everything would be entirely different. Luckily, nowadays we have less of a sensory overload when it comes to interior design, and a trick of sophistication is creating flow. The home is now seen as a single entity, one in which design elements are carried throughout to create style and a refined overall finish.

1. Solid Base

Flooring is one of the most important elements to consider when creating flow in your home; having a mix-matched base can make rooms feel disjointed. Choosing flooring for adjacent rooms with similar undertones is essential. Or even better, have the same flooring installed throughout the entire downstairs to give you a solid base to work with. Opt for vinyl flooring that is both scratch and waterproof, making it perfect for the bathroom, kitchen and living rooms, and creating strong flow between all the rooms.

2. Complementary Colours

The colours you decide to use for both your flooring and walls are vital when you are trying to develop connections between rooms. A rule of thumb when picking colours: don’t go overboard. Stay simple and stick to a few key base tones. For bedrooms, you may want carpets, but make sure you choose Quick-Step’s laminate floor range for your ensuite to complement the colour palette. Using too many different colours can give your home a cluttered feel. A top tip to improve flow further is to use the same colour throughout the entire house for all the radiators, woodwork, ceilings, and skirtings.

3. Consistent Style

Even if you successfully create flow through your base and colours, if you don’t stay consistent with your style, all could be lost. Don’t fill one room full of vintage style goods, the next with sleek, clean finishes and another with artsy and unique looking furniture. The flow will just not be there, and each room will feel completely disconnected from the next. If you have more of a mix-matched sort of style, then make this consistent throughout your house. Better to have a mix in each room than them all completely separate. And don’t be afraid to add variation and variety to your personal style with complementary patterns and textures; these can really top off the overall look of your chosen style.

4. Flowing Finishes

This is especially important for rooms where you can see through into the next. Just like flooring and colours, finishes have a huge part in creating that desired flow. Don’t have everything done exactly the same but do stick to one finish. Whether it is light woods for a bright and airy look, or a more dramatic dark woods, use complementary combinations. The same goes with door handles and light fixtures. It isn’t about making everything the same, but more about it blending seamlessly.

You want a home that feels together and connected, where each room is at one with the next. Use these four tips that interior designers use to achieve this style unity.