Adding Character To Your New Build Home

A new build house is an incredible place to call home. Modern, stylish interiors, excellent schooling options nearby and plenty of green spaces on your doorstep, there’s so much to love about them! Your chances of living in a new build are likely to increase in the future too with the government estimating that they need to build 300,000 new homes every year to accommodate the rising demand for houses in the UK. 

If you want to buy a new build house or you’re in the process of doing so, we want to give you our top tips for adding character to yours. This allows you to make your home look ultra-stylish on the inside and ensures you can make it your own. 

Continue reading our guide below to see how you can add character to your new build home and make it stand out from the rest of the properties in your new development. 

Make use of natural materials 

Living room interior created using natural and sustainable products
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A new build home can feel generic and sometimes cold if you don’t get your material use right. That’s why adding natural tones is a must in these properties. Stone or timber flooring and wood furnishings can add character immediately while making the home feel much more welcoming

Consider your wall colours 

Sage green living room interior design idea
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Your walls can make or break the décor of any room, especially in a new build home. You’ll want to avoid harsh colours and instead go for options that provoke positive emotions within the home. Colours like yellow can add positivity to a room while green can make it more peaceful. Choose the right hue for the emotion you want to feel in every room to inject character around the home. 

Make the home your own with personal touches 

Creative wall art display on a living room wall
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Don’t follow interior design trends that’ll make your new build generic. Instead, add personal touches that showcase your style and tastes for character. Custom-made furniture, unique artwork and family memorabilia are all easy ways to add personal touches and make your home feel truly unique to your family. 

You may do some DIY projects too if you want to add more storage or personal designs to your new build house. This is sure to add character and shouldn’t cost the world to do either. 

Don’t forget about your outdoor spaces

Your outdoor spaces will be the first thing that your guests will notice when they visit your home. Giving them character is, therefore, vital for setting a good first impression. Ensure your gardens are well kept, add comfortable outdoor living spaces and plan plenty of colourful flowers to make your home stand out from the others on your street. 

Those with children should add plenty of fun areas to add character and safe spaces for play. Sandpits or treehouses are excellent ways to do this, and should guarantee some brownie points from the kids too!

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