The purpose of certain decorations or ornaments to tie a room together is likely something that you’ve heard many times throughout your life. What does it actually mean, though? How can you tell when this is a quality that something possesses? Most importantly, though, how can you use it to your own advantage when it comes to home décor?
Identifying the interior style that you want to apply to your home can be difficult, and putting your own spin on what’s available can risk creating a pastiche that doesn’t have as much cohesion as you were aiming for. Therefore, the types of decoration in question can help to put the finishing touch on your ambitions.
The Finishing Touch
Sometimes, it’s exactly that, the final cherry on top that helps to conclude the design sensibilities of the interior in the desired direction. It’s not that it even contains any link to what else is going on in the surrounding areas, perhaps it even represents another aesthetic entirely. However, through the right colours or placement, they can help to add to the intended effect. A good example of this is area rugs that can not only add an immense amount of comfort and warmth to your home, but contain patterns and designs that can form the very basis of the room. This isn’t only due to the complexity of those designs, but also their physical placement within the room, being the centre-piece that everything else rotates around.
Finding Middle Ground
It might also be that the interior design styles you’ve borrowed from threaten to clash in some way, and your attempts to tie the room together have to therefore seek to balance them in some meaningful way. This doesn’t have to be anything that requires as much thought as it might sound, and it might just be that your object of choice contains colours or other elements featured in both distinct styles.
Once you’ve found the right decoration for the job, it’s about engineering its placement for maximum effect. The previous example of a rug is an easy one to point to, and thinking about where you can draw the attention of your guests to might mean making it a physical middle ground as much of an aesthetic one. This might also narrow the scope of what form it might take.
Of course, on top of being in the right place, the object that ties the room together has to be the right size. This doesn’t always mean that it has to be large, though in the previous example of the rug, this would likely be the case. Instead, it’s about being large enough to draw attention and have the intended effect, while also not being so large that it takes attention away from the rest of your décor. After all, while this is an object that ties the room together, it’s not the only decoration that you’ve put a lot of effort into, and it still has to work in tandem with everything else present.