“Not everything needs to match, but it should flow together effortlessly.”
A living space which does not rely on small spaces or doors risks becoming overwhelmed if too much is going on.
“You need to think carefully about furniture styles and paint colours – they should all tie in together.”
Having said this, those decorating their open plan living space should not be afraid to experiment with different textures.
Preston Konrad, lifestyle expert and former director of styling at Ralph Lauren, emphasises the importance of texture, arguing that it actually makes a room look more “expensive”.