Six Tips for Designing Your New Home

There’s nothing quite as exciting as diving headfirst into designing your new home. With so much space to express your personal style, the possibilities are endless. But, in the same vein, too many options can lead to decision paralysis and second-guessing. That’s why we’re here to help. Here are a few home design tips to make the process easier.

1. Relax

Design trends are ever-evolving. It’s the name of the game. With trends going in and out of style and new options hitting the market regularly, it’s important not to get too swept up in the here and now.

When you design your new home, it should reflect who you are and what you like. So take a step back from analyzing, and consider what options are going to make you the happiest.

2. Don’t Ignore Your Budget

Before jumping right into the selection process, know your budget. Spending a little extra on cabinets, countertops, or other selections can make a noticeable difference in the look, feel, and comfortability of your home. Setting a budget will help with the selection process and keep your new home design based in an attainable reality. You’ll have greater focus and avoid wasting time, so you can dive right into having fun with design choices that fit your budget.

3. Define Your Own Style

Your home is just as unique as you are, so don’t pigeonhole yourself by adhering to strict style guidelines. Go with the flow. Think of the tones and color schemes you like and which finishes speak to you. Then create focal points that captivate and excite you.

4. Go Big

Take a step back from the idea that trends can be fleeting, and ask yourself if a design choice fits your personal style. Is the answer yes? Then go for it. Don’t be afraid of trendiness. Colorful or intricate backsplashes in the kitchen, something eye-catching — like green cabinets — or innovative tiling on a fireplace are great ways to add wow factors to your living space. When you design your new home, all that matters is that you enjoy it.

5. Consistency is Key

Don’t overthink your space. You may feel the need to make each room feel different, distinct, and unique. But running the same cabinet colors, flooring, or palettes throughout the entire home creates an inviting sense of cohesion.

Instead of mixing and matching cabinet stains or flooring, liven up your space with decor. Throw pillows, towel choices, bedding, and wall color are easy to switch up, and can add the pops of color, texture, and personality you want and need without any extra work.

Using decor to your favor saves you from replacing cabinets, refinishing, or reflooring.

6. Consider the Longevity

Your home is where you want to build a life. And where you’ll spend most of your time. So considering the future is a big part of choosing the right designs. Ask yourself, “What can I see myself living with for the next several years of my life?” This can help you figure out what styles and material might work in your best interest.

When you design your new home, the options are truly endless. Just be sure to stay true to yourself.

For more home design tips, visit our interior design blogs, or contact one of our New Home Consultants to start designing your new home, today.