How to Make Your Interior Design Flow from Room to Room

April 4th, 2019 Paul Dekker

Have you ever been to someone’s home, walked from their bright green living room into their deep red kitchen, and felt like you were in two completely different houses? Unfortunately, feng shui faux pas happen. Here are some key concepts to focus on to avoid it and make two adjacent rooms flow seamlessly into one another.

How to Make Your Interior Design Flow from Room to RoomColor Scheme

Color is one of the most important elements for setting the tone of any room, or any home in general. There are a few creative ways to keep color consistent without making your walls stale:

  • Paint each room the same color
  • Choose one color that will appear in each room, while keeping some variety on the walls
  • Use multiple shades of the same color
  • Narrow down your interior colors to 4-6 (think less space, less color assortment)
  • Keep your trim and door colors uniform throughout the house

Reducing your color scheme to just a few consistent hues will help you avoid a crowded, cluttered look. Also, don’t think of color only in terms of paint. Apply it to your furniture, carpeting, and overall décor too!

Room Style

Style is another fundamental component in maintaining a smooth look from room to room. Stylistic possibilities are endless. We’ve highlighted a few that can play a significant role in your interior design goals:

  • Furniture shape and size
  • Placement and material of furniture
  • Theme (bohemian, classical, cottage, industrial, etc.)
  • Patterns
  • Flooring

There’s a lot of room to play with style. Love the leather couch in your living room? Match it with a leather ottoman for your den. Keeping a natural theme throughout your kitchen? Get a nice wooden dining room set. Try your best to keep your flooring the same throughout your home, or at least in adjacent rooms for optimal flow and a connected feel. If you need help with that, we offer an excellent comprehensive flooring service so you don’t have to worry about a thing. That will free up your time to focus on our last main facet of visual comfort.


Just like style, there are endless possibilities when it comes to décor! That’s why it offers a plethora of ways to connect different rooms within your house. If you’re redoing a room and having trouble envisioning what it might look like, use our room planner to help you determine the best kind of décor to match the setup of your room. To start, you might want to consider these options:

  • Theme (décor is a great way to accentuate the theme that inspires the style of the room)
  • Mirrors
  • Area rugs
  • Focal points (draw the eye so it doesn’t jump from room to room)
  • Lighting

Use area rugs to add definition to a room, or section it off to create some natural order. Or hang an accent art piece on the wall behind your couch in a living room that sits unbarred next to the kitchen, to prevent the rooms from blending together. Small study behind the family room? Try a small mirror with a decorative frame to open up the space. Décor is a fantastic way to express yourself and underline your theme.

There are many ways to approach interior design, and these three principle components are a great place to start when trying to make your home feel connected and whole. Luckily, you’ll have no trouble finding everything you need at Conway Furniture.


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