Design Tips to Add Character to Your New Build Home

Clean lines, smooth surfaces and sleek finishes are what you can expect from a new build home — it’s also a blank canvas for you to make your own. Your home is a unique reflection of you and your family — your personalities, your lifestyles and your pizazz. It’s time to design it accordingly and show off your design flair. Read on for our top five design tips to add character to your new build home.

1. Replace standard hardware with more unique options

Simple yet effective, replacing existing hardware on doors or cabinets is a great way to level up your home. Opt for bold crystals, a matte black look or a more antique feel — there’s an array of options to suit every personality or design preference.

2. Create a mural with wallpaper

For those who would like to make their first foray into the world of accent walls, wallpaper provides a simpler and more flexible solution. It’s one of the easiest ways to completely transform the look of a space, and truly make your home uniquely yours. With a variety of styles, patterns and colors to choose from, you have the ability to customize the look and feel of each and every room in your new build home.

3. Level up your home’s architecture with ceiling medallions

Just because you bought a new build home, doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice all the smaller architectural details that you love. Get the look that you’ve been dreaming of with ceiling medallions which make a beautiful focal point and impart a classic, yet Victorian feel.

4. Instantly add texture into your home with Beadboard wall paneling

Beadboard wall paneling is lightweight, easy to install and it’s affordable, too — all three of which make it a project that even the most inexperienced handy men or women can take on. Instantly add texture into your home or get the look of traditional wainscoting, all with Beadboard wall paneling.

5. Fill your rooms with wood accents

One of the best ways to add character to your new build home is by filling it with wood accents. Install a wooden mantel above the fireplace or purchase a live-edge dining room table and revel in the difference that it makes.

Image courtesy of: Home Depot (Beadboard wall paneling).