Four Ways to Creating a Cohesive Downstairs Design

Interior design is a fantastic way to express your own personal preferences and passions when it comes to the colours, shapes, and structures that you adore.

However, unless you’re mindful of what you include within each room, and indeed, for the general feel of the style of your home on the whole, such creative freedom can make your property appear mismatched.
So, in a way to combat this, here are four key methods of creating a cohesive downstairs design to your home.

1. Focus on First Impressions

The first thing to consider is the ambience and atmosphere that you’re creating with your first impression, which is either the porch into your hallway, or the hallway itself. Luckily, there are a myriad ways of improving the appearance of the hall and doing so is a great way of setting the tone for the rest of the ground floor.

Such methods include the following:
• Bright, warm, and welcoming lighting
• Relaxing scented candles
• A floor rug in the same colours as the living room
• Framed photographs of family or pets on a side table

2. Unify the Flooring Aesthetic

Another incredibly influential way of making all your ground floor rooms flow seamlessly into each other is to suffer a small amount of upheaval and experience the multitude of benefits in changing the flooring.

When walking from, for example, the kitchen to the dining room, the whole experience will be vastly improved if what you’re walking on is the same, and moreover, natural stone tiling from will create a dramatic, warm, and stunning aesthetic.

There are plenty of impressive benefits to making the jump to stone flooring, including the sheer durable nature of the natural material and the longevity that comes with it, the powerful aesthetic enhancement, and of course, the simple fact that natural stone will undoubtedly add value to your property.

3. Use Soft Furnishings to Link the Rooms

As well as the aforementioned floor rug in the hallway made from the same material and in the same colours, tones, and shades as the living room design, there are many other ways of creating cohesion on the ground floor with soft furnishings.

For example, you could use the same colour for the carpets, cushions, or sofa coverings in each room and even show a hint of the warmth and cosiness in your living room with chairs in the kitchen with the same cushions.

4. Colour!

The fourth and final tool that you have readily at your disposal for creating a cohesive downstairs design is colour, and this is perhaps your most influential tool of them all.

You could choose to paint the walls of each room on the ground floor in a neutral cream, or else bright white, which will instantly draw each room together, then accent with pops of different shades of the same colour.

Turquoise embroidered details on the dining room curtains, an aqua throw draped across the sofa and a richer teal on the cabinet handles in the kitchen will bring everything together beautifully.