You have gone through the building process with your contractor, you have built your dream home, and you have possession of your newly cut keys. Your next step is to decorate and furnish your beautiful new home. You have gone through every home décor store imaginable (probably more than once), over the past few months and you are ready to discover your perfect style.
Next, you need to know how you want your décor to portray who you are. Are you a colorful and vibrant type? Rustic and antiques? Modern or traditional? Or are you more of a neutral and earthy person? Once you have determined which style you prefer, you can start to design your home and choose your paint colors.
Paint colors are important, choose wisely to avoid having to repaint every couple of years. By going with a neutral color, you can choose more vibrant items or patterns to accent with, such as; rugs, curtains, throw pillows, or accessories. If you decide you’re a colorful vibrant type, you may prefer plainer décor items. Don’t be afraid to mix colors or patterns together, this will help with contrast.
Get to that same décor store you have visited on multiple occasions, and purchase that favorite item you have been eyeing. You fell in love with it the moment you saw it, but you weren’t sure if it would work in your brand new home. There is always that one piece you see and try to convince yourself not to buy. Now, you need it to complete the look you’re going for in your home. Use it as your color pallet, and go crazy!
Textures are a great way to turn a room into a cozy, welcoming, and inviting space. Wallpaper is a great option for adding texture and creating accent walls to set different moods throughout your home. Use faux fur, knit, or velvet textured items to add layers. Make sure to add a throw blanket or two onto your couch to add a feeling of warmth. If you need that extra piece of furniture to complete a room, keep your eye open for an accent chair with a pattern to add that extra touch of character to a space.
Add accessories to fill a space without adding too much clutter. Use books on a shelf with a small plant to keep it simple, but classic. These little touches are the ones that will help the room come together in the end. Add a splash of yourself. Add family photos, artwork, or ornaments that coincide with your style. This is your home after all, these small additions will have you falling in love with it again and again, each time you walk through the door.