How Do I Find Home Interiors That Are Right for My House?


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Determining the home interior that is correct for your home involves evaluating the model of your house, matching the interior style and choosing a color scheme, note HGTV and Better Homes and Gardens. Customize your home's interior according to your personal design style.

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How Do I Find Home Interiors That Are Right for My House?
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Typical house styles include Cape Cod, Colonial, Victorian, cottage, Mediterranean, ranch and contemporary, according to Better Homes and Gardens. The home's exterior should drive its interior. For instance, cohesion might be a difficult between a contemporary exterior and a vintage interior. Colonial, Victorian and cottage all blend well with more traditional interiors. Cape Cod and ranch homes tend to be neutral, and Mediterranean homes blend well with contemporary or Tuscan interior styles.

To select a color scheme, consider your furniture. HGTV suggests evaluating your upholstery and starting with a dominant color in the pattern. Alternatively, select a neutral base, such as beige or gray, and accent from there. Next, select the pallete for the most formal room in the home, either a dining or living room. Use it as the basis for your dominant scheme, pulling one hue from that area throughout the house. Finally, when planning, use an ombre effect. Darkest colors should be at the bottom, with the color scheme gradually lightening moving upward.

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