Five tips for transforming new build decor

by Lyndsey Wardman

Interior designer

Published: 22/05/2024

Moving into a new build home is an exciting adventure filled with the promise of a fresh start and a blank canvas to create your dream space. However, the neutral tones and standard finishes often found in new builds can feel impersonal and lack character. Here are five tips for transforming your new build from a white box into a space that brims with your unique style, personality, and warmth.

1. Embrace the power of colour

Splashing your favourite hues onto the walls will instantly add life and personality to the once bare space. Don’t be afraid to experiment with colours that resonate with you, creating a backdrop for your story.

2. Let art speak your voice

Fill your walls with artwork that speaks to you, whether it holds sentimental value or simply catches your eye. There are no right or wrong choices, just pieces that you like and contribute to the story of your home.

3. Dress your windows

Windows are the eyes of your home, and their coverings play a significant role in setting the mood. From curtains in bold shades to versatile Wooden blinds, the options are endless.

4. Mix and match

New builds often have a clean, modern feel that can sometimes lack character. Inject warmth and personality by mixing the old and new. Keep those treasured trinkets but mix them up with what’s on trend and you will achieve the perfect eclectic look that looks truly lived-in.

5. Connect with nature

Bring the outdoors in and create a calming, inviting atmosphere by incorporating houseplants, botanical prints, and natural materials like woven baskets and jute rugs. These elements not only add a touch of freshness but also create a sense of connection to the natural world.

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