Are you moving into a new build property? If so, one of your concerns will be making this brand-new building feel like a home and, more specifically, your home. Let’s take a look at some ideas for decorating a new build.
Determine Your Style When Decorating a New Build
First and foremost, when decorating a new build, you need to consider what style you want to go for. By decorating your home in the desired style, you’ll make it feel more like your place in no time. Find a décor to make you feel as comfortable and happy as possible in your new environment. It’s similar to how you would personalise a rented home in many ways.
You should make a mood board on Pinterest as you brainstorm ideas for each room. We also suggest researching online and looking through different styles to find inspiration.There are so many options open to you to suit every budget. For example, if you like luxury decor such as Louid Vuitton trunks and Hermes blankets; but can afford, display some LV or Hermes coffee table books instead to still give the same mood to your room. Decorating a new build doesn’t need to be expensive.
Consider Adding a Faux Fireplace
One addition worth considering is that of a faux fireplace. Having a faux fireplace in your living room makes the most sense nowadays, as old-fashioned hearths and chimneys can’t be lit in many areas and are a real hassle to clean and manage. Nowadays, new builds will not feature an old-fashioned hearth and chimney. Often they don’t even have a mantlepiece. Therefore, you could consider a faux alternative as a way of decorating your new build to make it more homely. This can create a visually appealing focal point that naturally enhances the environment. You can get very natural-looking electric flame fires now too, or even just display some dry logs in the fireplace instead. Add your dream sofa and you have an instantly cosy space.
Decorate your walls
Adding wallpaper murals, decals or heavily patterned wallpaper in your home could go a long way to making your surroundings more cosy and homely. New builds are often very white or neutral, and this makes the rooms appear larger and airier. If you add some busy decor to at least one wall, you can make the space feel more enclosing and comforting. We suggest finding the right styles for you when decorating a new build. Some popular busy wallpaper or mural ideas include: Florals, Geometric, Tropical and Marble.
What About Flooring, When Decorating a New Build?
Among the homeliest types of flooring are wood floors with rugs and carpet. The exact type that would suit you best would depend on your preferences and the general style/outlook of the property. If you want wooden floors, but don’t already have them, this work can be undertaken DIY if you have the right skills and knowledge. Please also ensure you follow any necessary safety steps. However, whether you are concerned with fitting wooden flooring or adding carpet over wooden flooring, you should always hire a professional if in doubt.
Layer Lighting in Your New Home
Another consideration worth looking into is to layer lighting in your home when decorating a new build. Many new builds come with a whole host of downlights. You may want to layer lighting so that softer lighting options are available. This is crucial if you want a range of atmospheres to choose from in your home. Think about table lamps and floor lamps to add warmth. Or even add a ceiling chandelier to make the property look older.
Think about natural light from outside too when you’re decorating a new build. New builds are always concerned with bringing in more light, rather than taking light away and making things cosier. Installing nice curtains in your living room can the improve the warm look and feel of the space. While it may be tempting to go for a budget option, a more expensive and thicker fabric choice is better. This could bring many benefits from an aesthetic and heat-saving practical point of view. For example, there are some fantastic heating curtains on the market designed to keep the heat in. Saving you money on your energy bills. Some ideas for homely curtains include velvet and brocade.
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