Cohesive interior arrangements - what are they? A cohesive interior is a harmonious one where everything is in place. Coherence is a thread that binds various elements of the contemporary interior in such a way that the whole place gets its specific rhythm. This thread can be a colour, shape or motif, or materials used. And it's even better to mix more than one thread at a time. Harmony always looks best. Here are some basic elements that make interior arrangements coherent.
Choosing the right colours
Contemporary interior designers in London know, that one of the keys to the cohesion of the contemporary interior is a balanced selection of colours. To be exact, a selection, that not only looks great in each room separately but also in the flat as a whole. So if we arrange one room in warm beige with fiery orange accents, and then we enter the pastel hallway, we may feel a sense of dissonance. That does not, of course, mean, that we can’t successfully combine these colours. Contemporary house design in the UK is all about unconventional solutions. But the key here is finding balance: if a yellow pillow on the sofa suddenly appears in a white room with blue accessories, it is worth introducing additional yellow elements that will correspond with it: a vase, a potted flower, an armchair. But if we decide that the yellow pillow remains solo in one room, we should let this colour appear in other rooms also as one strong accent. Turning an exception into a rule is not at all difficult, and can do wonders to the interior.
What materials to choose?
One of the easiest ways to achieve a coherent interior is selecting a particular type of material. Naturalistic elements are wood, brick, raw concrete. Plastics and chrome are suitable for modern, minimalistic interiors. Fabrics give the interior a feeling of cosiness. Does it mean that they cannot all go together? Of course, they can! Contemporary architecture in London makes almost every connection possible, but on one condition: it has to be repeatable and used consistently.
Shapes and motifs
The selected motif can justify many arrangements that may seem breakneck at the first glance. It also allows for combining various colours and materials. It is important not to overdo it with the intensity of the patterns, especially in small rooms. Floral wallpaper kept in pastel tones with a curtain with flowers and figures of various shapes and colours can make us dizzy. If we want to arrange a perfectly consistent interior, we have to select all the elements of the interior in terms of form, shape and colour, but we have to make sure that the interior doesn’t give us headaches. Therefore, if we select colourful accents, let us consider a simple form of furniture and neutral wall paint.
Context: surroundings and household members
Let's start with the fact that the flat does not stand alone in empty space. It is located in a specific building: a house, a loft, a block of flats. The building stands in a very specific environment, which we can see from the windows. An old tenement house with a view of the old town, will not correspond well with orange walls and plastic furniture inside. Another thing is the residents themselves. The interior should reflect the temperament and preferences of its users. Fit into their lifestyle. White glossy tiles in the hall of a family flat with three children? Could be nice, but not practical - the floor will be always stained or torment the parents with the need for constant cleaning. So let us not look at the flat only as an interior, but rather an element of a larger whole and the everyday life of the people living in it. All the rest is material, colour and shape.