If you have recently purchased a new construction home, then you will most likely have any empty shell of a property that you will need to put your own stamp onto. Decorating a new home can be a tricky task. With so much to plan and organize it can be tough to even know where to begin. This article provides some simple advice that will help you to decorate your new home in no time.
Before you start the design process you should first do some research and get your creative juices flowing. There are plenty of places that you can find inspiration for your new home. One of the easiest ways is to find inspiration is to search online for images of beautifully designed houses. You can also visit home design trade fairs, look in home design magazines or take inspiration from hotel decor. Whenever you see something that you like the look of you should take a picture of it so that you can refer to it later on.
Plan it Out
Another thing to do before you start planning is to have a full plan of your house to hand. You can use copies of the original plans that you received when you first purchased the house. You may also want to purchase home design software. This software will allow you to enter the dimensions of your property and then it will automatically generate a plan for you. You can use these plans to experiment with the different positioning of items in each room.
As this is a new build home, it is unlikely that you will be wanting to make any major renovations. However, if you do want to knock through a wall or make adjustments to the structure of the property then you should mark these on the plans. You will need to hire a professional renovation team to complete the work for you to a high standard.
Room By Room
Now the fun part starts – you are ready to start designing the decor. You should start working on one room at a time. A great idea is to create mood boards for each room. A mood board will provide you with a handy visual overview of the themes that you are going for, both overall for your property as well as for each individual room. The best place to make several mood boards is on photo pinning sites such as Pinterest. The things that you will need to plan include paint, flooring, lights, furniture, appliances and fixtures.
The finishing touches can really help to bring everything together and add some more personality to your home. You can bring in splashes of color on things like cushions, rugs and decorations. Photographs of you and your family will add a lovely touch to any room in the home.
Don’t be afraid to seek professional help if you are having trouble designing your dream home. An interior designer will be able to listen to your needs in order to create a great home decor plan for you. Goodluck.