So you hired home builders to build your dream custom home–now what? Well, it’s time to decorate. Whether you’re purging your old stuff and starting over completely or you want to decorate with all of your favorite knick knacks you’ve collected since you were a kid, these tips and hacks can help you make the most out of custom homes.
Tip #1: Utilize Shelf Space
Custom homes, no matter how big you have them built, only come with so much space, meaning you have to create your own. One of the best ways; shelves. Many homes have high walls, ascending up and up, but ultimately going to no use. Shelves can change that. Some ideas include:
- Creating diagonal bookshelves- Even with tablets and such, hard copy books are still not out of style. Adding bookshelves can not only be great for decorating, but can also add more space. You can even color code the shelves for a nice rainbow effect.
- Pictures frames, knick knacks, and collectibles- Adding shelves can also make room for all of your family pictures, knick knacks, and collectibles–so you don’t have to get rid of them no matter how much your spouse nags you.
Tip #2: Pick a Theme or Color Scheme
Picking a theme or color theme for your house–or for the individual rooms in your home–can help you narrow down how to decorate it. You can go for a warm, homey feel, with checkered table cloths, dark colored furniture, and warm colors or an abstract scheme, utilizing grays, blacks, and whites and minimalistic decorations to give your home a clean, artsy feel.
Tip #3: Think About Furniture
Your furniture really makes a room. They tell a story and they are usually the thing that helps you decide on how to decorate it. There are many things to consider when buying new furniture, including:
- Aesthetic appeal
- And more!
Furniture is one of the best ways to make custom homes feel like home.
Tip #4: Wall Colors
In custom homes, the walls are yours paint over and over again until you are satisfied with the room. You can try pastel colors for a cozy, modern look, bright colors for a bold statement, or white and cream-colored paints for a fancy, official look. Either way, your home is yours to paint!