Moving into a fresh house can often feel like a monumental task. But once you’ve gotten over the preliminary hurdle that is uprooting you and your family and physically moving all the material possessions of your life from one location to another, you get to start the fun part of this lengthy process: designing and organizing the brand new space. Yes, we’re talking interior design for new-build homes. Here are all of the styling essentials you’ll need for moving in and making a house into a home.
Interior design inspiration for your new-build home:
Ask any home builders in Sydney and other large cities, and they’ll all tell you that the most wonderful thing about building project homes is being able to provide young families with a cost-efficient method of finding themselves in modern homes equipped with modern features. These homes are generally built with contemporary facades made with fresh materials, like the timeless exposed timber and red brick, textured stone columns, and weatherboard in various colors.
With your choice of exterior colors from the get-go, you should already have some understanding of what colors you’d like to incorporate into your interior home design too. If not, consider working backward by looking at your furniture and decor first and arranging your interiors around these pre-existing elements.
Picking a color scheme for your new home is also basically where you’ll start with personalizing your fresh space too! Think about incorporating a nice feature wall or two into your living spaces and painting bedrooms to reflect the room’s occupants more.
Combining styles and themes
Modern interior design styles are quite bold and dynamic and usually involve incorporating various elements borrowed from different and potentially even clashing styles. And it’s more than okay to get experimental, even when it comes to designing with a style or theme in mind.
Throwing out your books is rapidly becoming the new way of going “by the book,” if that makes sense. If not, think of it like this.
More and more people are embracing minimalist principles without strictly adhering to the style as a whole because we can appreciate the benefits of minimalist living while also embracing the impulse to express ourselves through our homes. Combining minimalist principles with boho decor essentially adds an extra dimension to any space and, in doing so, presents the occupants of that space as multi-dimensional as well.
Embrace the freedom to pick and choose what elements of different styles you’d like to incorporate into your home. There’s no right or wrong when it comes to your living space. Instead, it’s about what suits your preferences and lifestyle.
Designing with accents
Speaking of coming into this new decade, we’ve been experiencing a cultural shift from adhering to themes to embracing personalization in a major way. One of the primary reasons for this has been the emergence of statement pieces of decor and furniture, such as accent chairs. Choose from the tub chair, wingback, armchair, and more.
Designers are getting bolder with their choices, which has created a myriad of fantastic accent pieces like velour furniture, statement fireplaces, and asymmetric or even geometric surfaces over traditional tabletops.
Then there’s the question of glass vs. wood table tops. Each one has advantages and limitations.
The revival of art deco and the whole aesthetic that accompanied the original ‘Roaring Twenties’ is also taking the interior design world by storm, and interior designers themselves are finding fresh ways to balance out the madness every single day.
And that’s the thing! With all this colorful and textural noise, it can be tricky finding new ways to keep your home feeling balanced and not cataclysmically messy with life! That is unless you identify the accents you absolutely must have and work your interior spaces around accommodating these accents and these accents alone.
Consider utilizing the 60-30-10 rule as a template to help get the ball rolling. That 60% part refers to the main color of the room, while 30% is the secondary color, and 10% is the accent color.
Final words on interior design for new-build homes
Designing with a modern facade is infinitely easier than organizing interiors for period-style homes, so it’s best to view your newly-built home like a blank canvas. Take a moment on your moving day to breathe in the freshness of your white walls and brand-new flooring, just as a palate cleanser before you get your creative juices flowing. A few seconds of fresh air might make a world of difference!