Often new builds can look very similar – they are all built in the same way, in the same layout, and often have very similar interior designs to one another. There are many benefits to buying a new build – from a smoother buying process to the latest energy efficient heating. Some may view them as boring and lacking character, but they are a fantastic blank canvas to begin decorating and making your own, and there are many affordable improvements you can make to start showing off your style and personality. Let’s take a look at some of the top ways you can begin decorating.
Easy ways to personalise your new build property
Panelling – This can be an easy way to add some texture and dimension to your walls. This can either be done DIY or as a professional, and we recommend doing this on only one wall per room, to create a feature wall. Look at some designs and take ideas from Pinterest for the types of panelling you would like – as there are so many styles to choose from!
Create a faux fireplace – Building a faux fireplace may be difficult and expensive, but it is definitely worth the time and money to install. Fireplaces can create a cost and warm feel to the house – and can quickly turn any cold and boring room into an enjoyable space to spend time in. Not only this, if you aren’t a fan of the new build feel to the property – this can help add a bit of tradition and character to your home.
Put up picture shelves or create a gallery wall – Hanging up happy memories can not only fill some empty space on your wall, but it is also nice to remember the happy times you have shared with loved ones. It is great for inviting new neighbours over for a BBQ, as it can encourage conversations and help them get to know you more!
Add a mix of vintage and modern furniture – Furniture is one of the best ways to bring some personality and character, and you can add a mixture of modern and vintage pieces. A great way to make the most out of your space is by having fitted furniture in your living room, as this will create an area for storage that can be complemented by vintage pieces too!
Don’t forget your windows – Make sure that you don’t forget to decorate the window sills, this could be anything from a small photo frame to a bunch of fresh flowers. Leaving these bare can make your home feel empty and cold, so make sure you pick up a few decorations to make your home extra cosy!