i've already talked about how important it is to have versatility both in your objects, and in your approach to your home decorating, so that you can easily move them from one spot to another.
but i also find it really helpful to have a common theme throughout your home. having a common theme helps to facilitate versatility. after all, it might be great that your media cabinet could double as bedside table, but if the color schemes are off, it's not really going to work.
but before i talk more about what i mean by a common theme, i'd like to first tell you what i don't mean...
i don't mean matchy matchy matchy house, where every room looks like any of the following...
but what i do mean by a common thread is that throughout your home, you utilize a commonality that simultaneously ties your home together, and frees you up to move your versatile pieces from room to room without disrupting your overall decor.
this can be as simple as having common neutrals (white & tan, or navy & grey), it can be as complex as a complete color palette determined by a pattern or an inspiration piece.
in my home, i have a running color scheme that includes white, green, navy, and grey. there are additional pops of color in different rooms, but it allows me to swap the big things around without breaking up the whole look and feel. and it simultaneously makes my home feel cohesive without feeling matchy.
and if you're looking for an expert blogger example, i point you to john and sherry at young house love. they have a whole house that they're decorating around a cloth napkin. and their house is the exact opposite of matchy matchy. :)
what about you?? do you have an inspiration focal point that you draw from when coordinating your home?? do you have a common theme that you didn't even realize you had??
******************to see the previous 31 days' posts, check out day 1, where i've got a running list of posts. :)