Basics to Interior Décor and Style

open floor plan decorWhen you were shopping for your new home, you probably did your share of daydreaming about what it would look like with all of your belongings moved in. But now that you’re faced with empty rooms and endless possibilities, appointing each room may seem overwhelming. If so, you’re not alone, as many of W.B. Homes’ clients find themselves in a similar position. Here are a few interior decorating tips that are sure to get your design off on the right foot.

Make It Your Own

With so many color schemes, patterns, and fabrics to choose from, it may seem impossible to nail down exactly how to decorate your new home. But if you ask any interior designer, they’ll tell you – first and foremost – to stay true to your personal preferences. Whether you love the modern farmhouse look or yearn for a mid-century retreat, choose the styles that catch your eye when investing in new furniture, picking out paint, and choosing elements for your home.

Use Color Wisely

Incorporating color isn’t easy. You don’t want bland rooms, but a rainbow of hues can be extremely distracting and take away from the flooring, countertops, cabinetry, and other fixtures you chose in our design gallery. Choosing a dominant hue to use throughout the home is a great way to strike the right balance. If you love green, for example, you can create stunning looks in shades of the same color accented with neutrals, like cream, gray, or beige. Mix in complementary shades for a pop of contrast, or use patterns and texture to add visual interest. Either way, you’ll avoid a clash.

Create a Focal Point

When you enter a room, your eye should be drawn to a clear point of interest. This not only makes it easier to organize furniture and decorative items but also sets the space’s theme. The focal point will vary from room to room and should make sense in terms of the area’s function. In your living room, a beautiful fireplace with a stunning painting hanging over the mantel could make the perfect focal point. In the master suite, a bed topped with stylish linens and soft pillows draws the eye, while the foyer is often defined by a mirror that reflects light and opens up the space. Once you’ve established a focal point, build the remaining décor around it in the same style and color story.

Leave Clutter Behind

Many people choose a new home because they want more space. Yet it’s all too easy to bring clutter to your brand-new house, filling it with things you may no longer love or need in the process. No matter how much sentimental value these items may have, they also create clutter that makes your new home feel crowded and messy. As you pack your belongings and consider buying new furniture and décor, be honest about the things you own and how you use them. If you own more decorative accents than you have space for, consider donating or selling these items. For must-haves, like craft supplies, important documents, toys, and more, invest in storage bins and boxes that can be neatly stored on shelves, under beds, or in closets out of sight. As you add new décor, be mindful of leaving open space on floors and walls to balance the look of the room.

Home Sweet Home

With these interior decorating tips in mind, you can enjoy making your new home your own. If you’re ready to build the home you’ve always dreamed of, contact W.B. Homes today. We’ll guide you through our floor plans, Philadelphia, Bucks County, and Montgomery County neighborhoods, and everything you need to know about building a new home.

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