Just the words “continuity and flow” makes you want to take a deep breath doesn’t it? To just be calm. And that is what your home should be, a calming place that your shoulders drop down a couple inches when you walk in the door. This calming factor is important to keep in mind when selling your home as well. You want the potential buyer feeling a sense of calm as they walk through your home. Not chaos or a sense of being unsettled.
There are many ways to create that feeling of calm, one way is with a “less is more” approach with your decor and large furniture pieces.
But the single easiest way to create continuity and flow in a home is with color.
To do that, have a touch of the same color running throughout the home, especially in the main living areas. You can have a different accent color mixed with this main color in a small amount, but that main color appears in all the rooms as you walk through them.
The best way to explain this is with pictures. For the home in the photos below, the main color I chose was navy blue and I used it to create a flow throughout the home. This does not mean it has to be strictly navy, it can be different shades such as smokey blue or even a more vibrant shade.
In the living room I used navy blue pillows and accent pieces of blue on the coffee table.
I added a touch of blue on the dining room table:
The mudroom has blue accessories:
In the primary bedroom I have blue on the bed as well as a blue velvet chair in the corner:
In the lower level family room I brought in a bold statement of blue to create a focal point with the color.
Continuity and Flow is about connecting your rooms, that they seem to work together not against each other. There are some exceptions. Kids rooms can be different, fun and full of color. Laundry rooms can also be a bit fun. The goal is for things not to seem random but rather well put together, every piece has a purpose.
P.S. Did you notice in the first photo I used the gal is sitting in a blue chair? Creating continuity and flow can work in many places!