Purchasing a new home is an exciting time. Whether it's a new build or an older home, no doubt you'll be keen to add your own personal aesthetic to it. So before you get stuck in, check out our top tips for instantly adding your own personality to a new home.
First things first... start with a plan. It's a good idea to come up with a vision for your entire home, rather than just one room. Create a mood board, or Pinterest account and play around with colours and textures to get a feel for what you like. Add photographs, fabric swatches and paint charts and build up a picture of your view for your home. Although you probably won't complete it all at once, it's a good idea to have an overall vision in your mind.
White or beige walls not your thing? The easiest way to add personality to a new home is by painting or wallpapering. Painting is the easiest (and most cost effective way) to instantly change the mood of a room. Plus, it isn't too time consuming. And you can get creative with colour if it lends itself well to your taste. Feature walls created with wallpaper or a contrasting colour of paint are a popular choice.
In with the old
It's easy to think that when moving into a new home, everything should be new. And although not all your old furniture will fit the style of your new house, there are sure to be some pieces which will be right at home. A new build home filled with brand new furniture can lack character and personality so if you already own pieces you love, find a way to incorporate them. After all, pieces with history will make a house a home.
Cover your windows
When you move into a new home, no doubt you'll want to add privacy with curtains or blinds. But while initially this is a necessity, don't neglect the importance of style. Whether you choose curtains or blinds, ensure these compliment the vision you have for your home. Get creative with art
Probably the easiest way to add your own personality to a new home, is with the addition of art. Hanging prints, photos or paintings will instantly bring life to a room and effortlessly tie it all together. Before you purchase, spend some time thinking about not only the style you like but where they will feature in each room. Duo prints are the interior design
trend of the moment and are a great way to add symmetry to a room.
Add texture with rugs
Whether you've purchased a new home with its neutral coloured carpets, or an older house with flooring that needs replaced, rugs are a quick fix to instantly add style and also serve as the perfect distraction. Add colour, texture or patterns to your space, giving it a new lease of life, adding oodles of your personality in the process. Incorporate plants
It might seem like the trend of the moment, but plants in the home serve a purpose. Add lashings of life with gorgeous greenery and don't hold back. If you don't fall into the category of green-fingered, fake it with faux plants, which are often every bit as good. If you've just moved into a new home and you'd like the help of an interior designer to bring it to life, get in touch here