This week we are putting the final touches on our newest model in Easton Village which means its a great time to talk about how best to decorate a new living space. During the process of building a new home our clients are given total control over how they want to design their living space, but how they fill that space is equally important. Our interior designer assists each of our clients with how to design a pleasing living space, but when it comes to final decorating our homeowners often have their own vision they wish to pursue. Whether your looking to build a new home yourself, or just do a bit of decorating at home, here are some tips which can help you along the way.
Collect Ideas and Develop Your Style
Let’s admit it, we’ve all had that day when we spent a whole afternoon binging HGTV looking for the newest trends or spent a bit too much time on Instagram searching for inspiration, who hasn’t? When it comes to building your new home, these exploratory expeditions are the best way to find your style, so long as you are taking notes along the way. By cataloging what you like, and ruling out what you don’t, you’ll be more than ready for the design and selection process – so much so that our interior designer may start asking you for tips.
Make a Plan and Stick to It
Once you’ve decided how you want to design and decorate your home you’ll need to make a plan and stick to it. Having a plan will help you see the big picture, identify which rooms still need work, and most importantly it will give you direction. Whether you are utilizing furniture your already have or are purchasing all new, if you don’t have a plan you’ll never know how it all fits together. Finally, once you’ve begun the work you need to trust your instincts and stick with it. It’s easy to get worried on moving day and start calling an audible on the whole design, but remember that you did your homework and see the project to completion.
A Little Bit of Green
It’s usually the big things which command most of our attention when decorating a home. The wall colors, flooring choice, pieces of furniture and how they fit in the space are all very important, but so are the little things like effective use of plants throughout a home. Whether or not you choose to care for real plants is up to you but that extra splash of green is often that missing piece which can make a room feel alive. It can be a tree in the corner, a few pots on a bookshelf, or even a simple succulent in the powder room, all that matters is that you remember the dose of life a little bit of green can bring to your home.
Keeping It Clean
This should go without saying but the key to any good design is cleanliness. Clutter is the enemy of any good design and once you have decorated your home you need to do your best to ensure the design stays focused as time goes by. We all love picking up a fun trinket or antique while we are out for the weekend but you must always be aware of how it fits into your space and more importantly, whether you have the room for it. A well lived house is unique, it has family photos and cool knick knacks abound, but there is a fine line between a home being interesting and a home being too cluttered. So, when you’re out and about, and you find that neat little trinket you must have, give a bit of thought to how it works with your orignal design.