Houzz is the new way to design your home.
the same gallery-white walls and wonderfully rich floors expand the sense of space, allowing the eye to travel from one room to the next on an unbroken path.
Sticking with a single color for trim, window frames, doors or all of the above is an easy way to unify your space. Painting just the inner frames of your windows black, as shown here, gives any room a very finished look, and repeating the treatment throughout the house is a subtle way to offer a sense of rhythm.
Even something as small as a switch plate or drawer handle is worth your attention. Rather than picking out hardware at random as needed, make a conscious choice from the get-go and be consistent.
Choosing a single window treatment style for your home is one simple way to connect the rooms. Roman shades are a classic choice — they look good with any style decor, and they can be layered with curtains if you want to change things up.
Roman shades were used in many rooms in this home, but the colors were chosen individually to complement the decor in each room — a great strategy. Other classic choices for window treatments include plantation shutters, bamboo blinds with curtains layered over, and full, floor-length curtains alone.
A signature hue. Paint color can be a great unifier — or an interruption to flow. Encourage the eye to travel through rooms and give the entire space cohesion by picking paint colors in shades of the same hue or analogous hues.
This home is filled with a rich and interesting array of shades of green, from neutral almost-beige to pea soup. In this view down the hall, the subtle variations in color lead the eye pleasantly into the next rooms.
Rugs. Natural-fiber rugs are a no-brainer for nearly any space, making them a great choice for providing consistency in the home. Use coir or sisal carpeting to cover a staircase and in the living room, halls and bedroom. Natural-colored carpeting, as shown here, is the classic choice, but black or espresso would be quite sophisticated.
Pinned-up-paper wall treatment. Textile designer Kate Roebuck couldn't bear to have too many white walls in her Mississippi rental. Green printed paper rolls pinned to the wall act just like wallpaper, without the hassle.