More and more new builds are cropping up across the country, as though they are structurally perfect, it is known for them to lack personality or character. There’s really a lot to be said about a house that has never been lived in before, for one, you will not have to undo any DIY or decorating disasters from the previous owners. If you have purchased a new build home, then it’s a good idea to see this type of property as a “blank canvas”, as you can really get stuck in and make the home your own.
Be Sure to Plan Ahead:
Before you begin painting or decorating your home, it’s always a good idea to plan ahead and have a design scheme that flows from room to room, without any juxtaposing colour schemes or styles. The planning stage is the perfect opportunity for you to consider what kind of home you would like to live in, and carefully plan out every detail before it becomes a reality. When planning for an interior decorating project, it’s always a great idea to create a mood board, as this will give you a better idea of which colours work well together.
Choose the Right Paint and Wallpaper:
One of the easiest ways to interject a bit of personality into a room, is to paint it and add wallpaper, as this will give the room a burst of colour and will help it to begin to feel more like home. One of the biggest trends this year is the “outdoors indoors” trend, which consists of different shades of green paint, floral or foliage inspired feature walls. When you’re working with a blank canvass, a lot of people make the mistake of thinking that they have to paint all of the walls the same colour, or have to stick to the same wallpaper. Be sure to try different combinations out on the mood board and get creative with your space.
Make Your Windows More Focal:
Windows in a new build are really easy to work with, as they are often small, square and fairly neutral. If you want to keep your room looking fresh and open, then it’s a good idea to stay away from heavy curtains, as these can make a room look dated. Plantation shutters are the perfect partner for new style properties and windows, as they are neutral, neat and very practical.
Don’t Forget About Decoration and Artwork:
Once you have selected your colour schemes and your furniture, the fun part can really begin. Be sure to fill your home with little personal touches and trinkets, such as photographs, candles and ornaments, as this will truly turn your house into your home.