Sometimes the best way to articulate the style you’re looking for is to find existing examples. This gives you a more comprehensive aesthetic to base your decor on. Websites like Pinterest, Houzz, and even Instagram, all have spaces dedicated to examples of home decor. There are also fun little quizzes available that can help you narrow things down to a specific genre of decor.
Once you’ve chosen a general style or theme, don’t feel like you’re restricted to one particular interpretation of that design. You can have an overall sense of theme that still allows each room to be a different expression of that style.
While the architecture of your home doesn’t necessarily have to dictate the decor that you choose, it can be a helpful starting point and is something that you should take into consideration when choosing decorative pieces.
If a room feels empty and you aren’t sure how to fill it out, including plants are an easy option. From small succulents or trailing ivy, to large and small palms, there’s a plant out there for everyone.
Another thing that will affect the decor that you choose is the types of cabinetry or shelving you’ve used. If you have open shelving, what you put on them becomes part of the decor. Whereas closed off cabinets are one less element to decorate.
The decorating process takes time, so don’t feel pressured to get your entire custom home perfectly decorated within a certain time frame. You should also avoid making a list of exact items to buy as this sort of pressure can make the process frustrating and much less fun.
Start with a basic concept and the larger pieces, such as paint and furniture, then slowly add special touches over time. This will give your home a more unique and personalized look than if you were to simply head down to a big box store or pick a room out of a catalogue.
By adding small design touches over time you can create a much better expression of your style; make them yourself, find them in antique stores, bring home things from your travels, and so on. These are the types of pieces that you’ll actually enjoy as opposed to simply buying something for the sake of filling a space on a shelf.
You should only buy what you love, because it’s okay if the shelf is a bit empty for a while until you find the right piece. If you keep measurements for things like shelves or tables in the notes on your phone you’ll always be prepared to find the perfect item and know that it will fit in perfectly.
The task of building a custom home doesn’t end when you decide on a floor plan and appliances. The process of making your house a home is on-going, and something that you should take the time to enjoy. Contact Empire Custom Builders to learn how we can help make this project a gratifying experience.