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How to Match the Exterior of Your Home to the Interior

Matching the interior and exterior of your house creates a cohesive experience. Having a home with too many colors and styles can be visually jarring. In addition, matching the interior and exterior will help define the style of your home. Cohesiveness is an attractive feature for potential buyers, so keep this in mind if you plan to sell your home in the future.

A seamless flow can be accomplished by using cohesive colors, textures, materials, and details. If you want to match your home’s interior and exterior but are unsure how, we have the ultimate guide!


If you want an interior and exterior to flow well, you need to pay attention to color. You don’t have to use the same colors since this will create a ‘matchy’ look. Instead, you’ll want to pick a color scheme. Choose neutral shades and accent colors, and keep the color scheme cohesive. For example, if your living room sofa is white, you can also opt for a white seating area to enhance the patio.

Keep the colors cohesive for your living room and outdoor seating area (from Houzz)


The furniture should match the house style for cohesiveness. Suppose your home’s exterior is more on the modern side and you have furniture with a traditional design. In that case, the clashing styles could create confusion. Therefore, make sure to coordinate the architectural style with your furniture design. If your house has Colonial-style features, it is better to stick with traditional designs. For Victorian homes, carved wooden details and high-end finishes will work the best.

Use the proper furniture for your home (from Unsplash)
Traditional style (from Houzz)
Light and airy traditional living room (from Houzz)


Designers will advise you to mirror the exterior textures inside for a sleek transition. Modern houses consist of refined materials, such as glass and metal. The same textures should prevail through the interior in the form of architectural details or accents. Some houses have natural textures, such as a limestone facade. In this case, a large fireplace lined with limestone will bring the organic texture inside.

Modern houses feature glass and metal (from Houzz)
The modern interior implements glass and metal details (from Unsplash)
Pick the same color scheme for the interior and exterior (from Unsplash)
The glass walls make the interior feel more open and connected with the exterior (from Unsplash)
A stone fireplace will complement the stone exterior (from Houzz)
Stone fireplace cohesive with the exterior (from Unsplash)


Through the decor, you can bring the exterior style to your home’s interior. If you live in a rural area, artwork with natural scenery is an ideal choice for your house. 

Another excellent way to create a seamless transition between the exterior and interior is to bring plants from your garden inside. And for modern houses with straight lines and sophisticated materials, metal light fixtures will work perfectly.

Also, don’t forget that the exterior changes as the season changes. Therefore, seasonal decor that matches the current colors is an excellent way to bring the exterior inside. In the fall, you can decorate with warm colors to better match the trees’ foliage outside. 

Kristina Shestakova

Kristina is a home decor enthusiast that loves to share practical tips. With more than 5 years in the interior design content writing niche, she has lots to share. She is obsessed with Pinterest, looking for the most creative ideas for your inspiration. Hopefully, this will motivate you to create the home you always wanted.

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