Turning a Blank Canvas into a Home: Room Decorating Tips for New Build Homeowners

Turning a Blank Canvas into a Home: Room Decorating Tips for New Build Homeowners

A brand new home can be an exciting time, but dealing with a blank canvas can be a daunting task, with endless possibilities. Read our guide to get started.

In recent years, the United Kingdom has witnessed a surge in the construction of new build homes. These modern abodes offer homeowners a blank canvas, a fresh start to create their dream living space from scratch. This can be a unique opportunity to transform these blank slates into captivating and personalised sanctuaries. In this blog post, we will explore the art of decorating a new build home, unlocking the secrets to infusing character, warmth, and style into these pristine spaces. So, if you're about to embark on the exciting journey of room design, have found yourself stuck on what to do next, read on for valuable insights and five essential tips to turn your new build house into a home. 

1. Identify your Design Style

Before you even think about paint colours and furniture, take some time to define your interior design style and vision. Are you drawn to the minimalism of Scandinavian design, the timeless elegance of traditional decor, or the sleek lines of modern aesthetics? Clarifying your style will serve as a roadmap for your decorating journey, ensuring a cohesive and harmonious end result.

If you need some inspiration for this-head over to our Pinterest account where we have some ready made boards to help you vision your dream home style and give you some Inspo to get started. https://www.pinterest.co.uk/aftainteriors/

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AFTA Interiors Moodboard Concept Design @pinterest

2. Work with the Architectural Features

New build homes often come with striking architectural features, such as large windows, open floor plans, and high ceilings. Embrace these elements as opportunities to enhance your space. Strategically placed furniture, window treatments, and lighting can accentuate these features and make your home feel even more inviting.

Reference: https://www.robertsonhomes.co.uk/homes-for-sale/thorn-view/

3. Colour Palette Matters

Selecting the right colour palette is a crucial step in creating the desired ambiance for your new build home. Consider the mood you want to evoke in each room. Soft, neutral tones can create a calming atmosphere, while bold and vibrant colours add energy and personality. Don't forget about the power of accent walls and the impact of well-chosen paint colours/ or patterned wallpaper on your overall design.

Triadic complementary colour wheel

Reference: https://www.lick.com/uk/blog/complementary-colour-schemes

4. Invest in Quality Furniture and Accessories

Quality should always take precedence over quantity. Invest in well-crafted, timeless furniture pieces that will stand the test of time. Pay attention to the scale and proportion of your furniture to ensure it fits the room's layout. Thoughtfully chosen accessories, such as artwork, rugs, and lighting, can elevate your interior design and reflect your personality.

Reference: https://dusk.com/products/soho-3-seater-linen-natural?

5. Personalise Your Space

Your new build home should reflect YOU! Your unique personality and lifestyle. Add personal touches through decor items like family photos, heirlooms, and cherished souvenirs. Customisation can also extend to built-in storage solutions and bespoke furniture that perfectly fits your space and needs.

In the ever-growing world of new build homes in the UK, the decorating possibilities are endless. With a clear vision, an understanding of your home's architectural features, a well-planned colour palette, quality furnishings, and personal touches, you can transform your blank canvas into a warm and inviting haven. Remember, it's not just about creating a beautiful space; it's about crafting a place that truly feels like home. So, roll up your sleeves, unleash your creativity, and turn your new build house into a masterpiece that tells your unique story. Happy decorating!

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AFTA Interiors Bedroom Design


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Need more help? We are a fully qualified independent Interior Design firm and have primarily work with small commercial and residential clients. We'd love to help you design your dream home or space. 

Email: afta.interiors@outlook.com

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We offer a FREE no obligatory call first to get an in depth insight to your project so we can offer the package that will give you best value and work within your renovation budget.

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