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decor opinions...

when thinking of paint colours and styles and what not should all the rooms in the house flow?  or can one room be white with aqua accents.  another one brown and red, etc?

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    I think it depends on the layout. If I were doing a living room and dining room that were connected by only an arch, I would want them to coordinate at least, if not have the same wall color. If they're separated by a hallway and a door, then I would do them separately. But that's just me and I'm not a design expert!
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    Our upstairs all kinda follows the same theme, but the downstairs is really different. I like it if there is at least some element of carryover to help it flow a little better.
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    I am a fan of things flowing...it feels more cohesive and peaceful to me. We did do some color variation though. My area is all mocha and chocolate, but in my daughters liing room and bedroom, we had the main wall mocha, but then she did some blues. It kind of reminds me of sky and sand so the colors still feel nice to me. If you do different colors I would make sure they relate to each other somehow.
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    Rethinking this, I would definitely keep the furniture style the same throughout the house, but could paint rooms different colors.
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    As long as you can live with it, do what you want. It is normal to have a cohesive style throughout all rooms to create flow, but it can be done in many ways. I personally dont like all white walls, it is a lot warmer feeling in a house when there is color - if you keep to the same color families or tones it will help to tie things together. In our house the upstairs bedrooms are a pale olive green, the upstairs hallway stairway and downstairs hall are a pale tan color, the front living room is pale brown and the dining room is a pale browny/green color. The same color is used on the door trim and baseboards to tie it all together.
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    Yeah, my whole upstairs is done in pretty much primary colors, so really anything I say should probably be disregarded. ;)
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    Different rooms don't need to match, but I think they need to have some sort of harmony.  They can all be cool tones or all be warm tones, they can all use one same family of neutral tones with different accent colors, there can be three or four different room colors that coordinate with each other, either being similar shades or complimentary shades.   But it needs to coordinate somehow.  If you have a warm red room next to a cool green room next to a tan and grey room, its going to be visually unsettling and chaotic.  Yuck. 

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    I think the common and transition areas, like entryway and hallways, should be more neutral.  Or rooms that open up into other areas should have a connecting feel to them.Our entryway is a khaki color, as well as the living room and stairway.  Living room has one accent wall that is chocolate brown.  The living room is attached to the dining room, kitchen and stairway, which attaches to the upstairs bedrooms and downstairs level.  Dining room and kitchen are a soft green color, the bathroom is a light blue, the basement is a navy blue with white wainscot.  All of the colors work with the khaki, which is what I based everything on.  The downstairs bathroom is yellow, which worked well with the navy blue.  We haven't done the bedrooms yet, because I havent gotten around to it.
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    I like the idea of the feel of the house being similar, preferably relating to the architectural style of the house. Like, it should be decorated in a modern way or victorian, etc. But I think bedrooms, definitely, can be very different and reflect more of their own theme.
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    that's awesome.  that's what i was thinking.  thanks everyone :)

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