Interior Design Tips: Make your home flow together


if you’ve ever spoken to a designer or
heard a designer speak inevitably you’ll hear them say something about flow I
always try to make the spaces I design flow from one room to another this flow
is all about making your home feel more unified more spacious and especially
more comfortable that’s not to say you can’t have different colors in your home
but there are key things that help bring it all together here’s how to make your
home flow from one room to another start with your flooring and keep it
continuous for example wood floors that flow through from one room to another
should all be consistent I love wood flooring because it serves as the
foundation for all other finishes finding the right stain color is key
whether it’s a very dark stain that looks warm and Lux or a light natural
stain that brings light and openness to the home find that perfect shade and
keep it consistent of course this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have other
types of flooring in your home obviously rooms like bathrooms laundry rooms and
mud rooms have special needs and you’ll want to address these things like water
resistance cleanability and durability as much as the general aesthetic but
when you have open spaces like a living room and a kitchen great room or
connecting spaces like fayez and hallways than having one type of
flooring will help navigate you through your home with one consistent look the
next important way to make your home flow is to think about keeping your trim
color consistent throughout that means your baseboard crown moldings window and
door trims are all painted in the same color these elements literally run
through your entire home so make them consistent this doesn’t mean you can’t
switch things up in a specific room for instance if you have painted trim
throughout your home but your library has wood stained moldings then by all
means make that whole room standout but in this room you can make sure the flow
continues by making sure the type of moldings in this room are consistent
even if the color isn’t another important element to keep consistent are
interior doors and their hardware once inside your home doors are gateways into
every room in your home and make affect the overall look and feel of your
home from a very streamlined modern style of door for a modern home or a
more traditional panel door for your traditional home whatever your style
your interior doors and the style and finish of hardware will be repeated
throughout your home and for the most part should be consistent for a very
pleasing flow and finally your overall color palette is key to making your
whole home feel like it flows together keep in mind how you walk through your
home and how all the colors work together when you’re deciding on wall
colors keep fabrics and carpets and accessories in mind not just for that
one room but for the whole home keep in mind what you see from one room to
another these colors don’t have to be repetitive or singular but they do need
to relate to one another in other words if you were to bring all the colors in
your whole home into one room they should all look great together in one
room so here’s your take away certain elements of your home’s interior run
through your whole home from flooring that connect spaces and rooms together
to the type and color of your architectural trim interior doors and
hardware to your overall color palette all of these elements should be
considered as a whole individual rooms can vary but they must have consistent
elements from one room to another to make your home feel like it flows
together thanks for watching this little design tip if you found this tip helpful
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25 comments

Thank you but now I have to start over blue Gray and white on my front room colors so should I pull grey and blue into the next room or just Grey

Love this. This is exactly what I am working on now. Love the tip about the flow of the colors from one room to the next. Thanks

Great tip as usual! I think your videos are unique because you break down complex issue (design) into understandable pieces. You share principles instead of trends(only). While watching your videos I feel like I am somewhere in a design school. Thank you for that!

Thanks for addressing a topic that challenges many. Excellent tips. I appreciate the thoughtful way that you curate examples of beautiful interiors to demonstrate your points. I love the look of painted interior doors in a color other than white (e.g., black). However, I’m not sure when it is appropriate to do so (traditional vs. transitional vs. modern style?) or things to consider that may not be obvious. And how to achieve flow once you commit to painting the doors? Are there instances where an interior door can be different (e.g., pantry door)? Must the doors all have the same profile? It would be great if perhaps this can be addressed in a future video topic.

Another great tip ,when do we able to know that our course is finished 😃 As you always amaze us by simple yet useful topic

Terrific designer ideas, I will usually use the same colors but different shades and hues, along with different shaded fabrics.

I don't agree with the door thing… I like that my powder room door is different than the other doors I think it's stylish and helps separate it from the bedroom doors which are, on the other hand, uniform.

Would you be willing to make a video avout how to make and keep home organised…or at least visually organised?

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I love that your videos are short and simple. But man are there times I wish you had a TV show or something like a design dilemma series where you go into people's homes and help them with their issues (preferably on an avg person budget lol)

My home was built in 1900, so my larger size entry room is a wide spaced wood floor, and my dining room is a narrow spaced wood floor. Both original to the home. My problem is that they both connect to the kitchen! I have to replace my kitchen floor and am struggling with how to make it flow. The normal flow of traffic is entry, kitchen and into the dining room. Any suggestions? Thanks! Love your channel!

thanks for your videos madam, I just want to ask you,
1) One of my bedroom has size of 9ft X 10 ft, has one window 6.5 ft X 4.75 ft,
2)Another one has same size, but has two same size Windows,
3)third of my bedroom has size of 10ft X 15 ft, has two windows 6.5 ft X 4.75 ft,
4) Living room has 13 ft X 10 ft, and two windows with same size as bedroom windows ( 6.5 ft X 4.75 ft)
outside soil colour is reddish.
PLEASE ADVICE ME WHICH COLOURS SHOULD I USE IN PAINTING TO MAKE IT LOOK GOOD ALL THE TIME?

Thank you for the great tips! May I ask more about the colour palette? You said:

"These colours don't have to be repetitive or singular but they do need to relate to one another."

"If you were to bring all the colors in your whole home into one room, they should all look great together in one room."

Is / Are there any rule(s) I can use to find a good colour palette? How do I make them look great together?

Thanks a million!

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