The day you’ve dreamed about has finally arrived. You move into your newly constructed home, and the whole family is eager to claim their own space! A new home is a big, empty canvas to fill with your furniture and personal touch. What’s the best way to make your house a home.

Add Texture.  Too many bare wooden floors and naked windows can create a sense of emptiness. A variety of textures are key to creating an inviting space. Take the time to invest in an area rug or fun curtains in order to shake things up.

DIY.  There are plenty of inexpensive ways to reuse what you have in order to put some final touches on the home. To list a few:

  • 1. Use fabric from clothes as new pillow covers.
  • 2. Repurpose extra wood into an accent wall or a customized headboard.
  • 3. Repaint old furniture.

Create a Pop of Color.  While it may be overwhelming to paint a room bright orange, adding pops of color help breathe life into your space. Think of the 60-30-10 rule: 60% of the space should be your dominant color, 30% is the accent color, and 10% is an accessory. Pair brighter, poppy colors as an accent or a secondary color with a solid dominant color to give your home some life.

Show Off Your Personality.  Don’t hide your hobby. If you have a crazy craft table or some fun knick knacks, let that space define the room instead of shoving it to the side. Consider creating a feature wall to display your kid’s art, a spouse’s metal crafting, or your water polo trophies!

Create a Nook.  If the structure allows for it, a breakfast or study nook really helps create a cozy place to curl up. Adding cushions, texture, or a darker accent wall will help bring warmth to your space.

Add Art.  Artwork is the perfect way to liven up a sparse space. But you don’t have to break the bank in order to find the perfect piece. Tons of quirky art pieces can be found at local thrift shops to save a quick buck while at the same time sprucing up the place!

Cultivate Life.  Plants improve air quality of your home while adding a touch of natural beauty. If you’re on a budget, it’s easy to take part of one plant and replant it to grow into another. Slowly but surely you’ll have your own indoor garden blooming in no time.

Your home should reflect your heart. Creating a personalized space can be done both with interior decoration, and exterior floor plans. Build a part of you into the walls of your home. For customizations, see our ​floor plans​ or ​make an appointment to see one of our model homes for yourself.