Theming A Room - Ways to Create a Cohesive One
Putting together a colour palette and style! Here are different and creative ways to theming a room.
Theming a room with the help of interior design; you either love it or you hate it. Some people get excited about a blank room with limitless possibilities, and others feel overwhelmed by the choices at hand. We’re here to help!
Find Your Personal Style
If you have no idea where to start, take our style quiz to get an idea of what type of interior decor style would suit you best. Whether it’s country chic or minimalist, this will help you with your inspiration search!
Use websites like Pinterest and Houzz to find images and decor styles that inspire you, and pin/save them to create a moodboard for your room. Use your style from our quiz to help find things that are really relevant to you, and remember to consider who else will be using the room too!
Pick Out a Colour Palette
Using your moodboard images, have a look and see what colours and patterns come up regularly in what you’ve chosen. You can use a tool like the ColourPickEyedropper Chrome extension, and AdobeColor to find complimentary colour schemes.
Walls & Floors
The walls and floor of your room are essentially your backdrop, and there are a few options of how you can use them in your room theme:
- Add a burst of colour to a neutral colour palette/theme with a block colour feature wall
- Introduce pattern or texture with a (sparingly used) wallpaper
- Make your furniture and decor pieces take centre stage by using neutral painted walls
- Create an edgy, modernist feel with bare concrete floor
- Add a natural, rustic warmth with wood floor
- Bring in texture, pattern or colour with large floor rugs
The Big Stuff
So then there’s the furniture. With interior design, we think comfort tops style. Consider how the room will be used; if it’s a living room that is the heart of your home, you want it to be comfortable enough to spend a lot of time there, so choose items that are durable and that you truly love!
That being said, with things like sofas and chairs you’ll want to take into account the colour scheme and also patterns. Too many patterns in a room can make it feel busy,rather than relaxing and pleasing to the eye, so keep it to a minimum and keep it consistent.
Try and keep materials and finishes on dining tables, sideboards and bookcases consistent too. It’s best to keep these things neutral unless you want one of them to be a feature item, in which case go crazy!
Rugs, cushions and blankets are a great way to enhance the theme of your room. Mix them with neutrals and add colour, patterns and textures that go with your style!
Big throws and carefully arranged blankets are really on trend at the moment, as it adds a feeling of cosiness and comfort to bedrooms and living rooms.
It’s important to have one or two feature pieces in a room; something that makes those who walk in go ‘wow!’. Feature walls or furniture items can play a part in this, but here are some other ideas:
- A large, leafy plant in the corner
- A musical instrument or hobby item as a conversation starter
- A *beautiful, big canvas* above the fireplace
- A souvenir from an exotic destination
- A family heirloom
- A large, Parisian style clock
- A *gallery wall*
- A sculpture or vase
- An intricate fabric wall hanging
Ready to add a feature piece to your themed room?