How to put your stamp on your new build home

One of the best things about becoming a home-owner is the ability to bring your own individuality and flair into your home and its decoration. Although sometimes, when you have a whole new build to get creative with, it can be hard to know where to start. We’ve pulled together the top six different ways that you can add your character to make your new build house, your home.

  • Get planning

If you’re in the market to buy a home, its likely that you will have a plan of how you would like each room to look. While this can be useful to work out in your head, it helps to get it all on paper or via an online journal.

Websites such as Pinterest are excellent tools for home renovation and allow you to create moodboards to plan rooms and decoration. We suggest creating a new moodboard per room so that you can see how each room will look and understand the flow.

  • Photo feature
  • Over recent years, we’ve seen an increase in picture walls. Whether that be your favourite snaps of your family or carefully curated pieces of art – framed prints are an excellent way to bring life and individuality into your home.

    From hanging your frames straight to the wall or building some picture shelves, it’s easy to change the art on display to suit your mood or the different seasons.

    • Layer the light

    New build homes are typically built with downlights – which may not be to everyone’s taste. Soften the lighting in your home by playing around with layering lighting to create more atmospheric results. Floor lamps, table lamps and even wall hanging lights can help to bring some more options into your living spaces.

    • Get “ruggy” with it

    Rugs are an excellent way to provide some individuality and flair into your home. They can add a burst of colour and even soften the acoustics of your home. Better still, they are easy to remove and re-purpose if you feel you have outgrown it.

    If you have an open plan home, large area rugs can really help define spaces, from your living room to your dining room. In Chapelton, many of our homes boast open plan living, so rugs may be the key to transform your living spaces.

    • Upcycle & look to the past for inspiration

    Sometimes looking at vintage interiors can be an excellent way to gain inspiration for your new home. Charity shops and other second-hand sales can be an eye-opener, allowing you to bring in one of a kind treasures into your home.

    Vintage interiors complement the traditional design of the properties in Chapelton, so an upcycling project can help bring some style and flare to your space. All of your visitors will be asking where you got your new piece of trendy furniture!

    • Panelling

    New builds tend to have big blank walls so that you can really make your mark. One of this decade’s hottest interiors trends so far has been the introduction of panelling in living spaces. This is an excellent way to introduce new textures and colours into your wall space. There’s a lot to consider when looking at panelling for your new build – but there are thousands of videos on YouTube for beginners.

    Are you on the lookout for a new home?

    In Chapelton, we have a wide range of desirable homes, including two, three, four, five and six bedroom houses, all with excellent spaces to truly make your own.

    View our new build homes for sale or get in touch to find out more.