Posted:4th November, 2019

Three quick interior design tips to make your new build unique

One of the benefits of a new build property is that it’s pretty much a blank canvas, there’s no need to spend hours removing woodchip wallpaper or replacing hideous carpets. However, this blank canvas can be a bit daunting when it comes to making your new build home feel unique.

So where do you start?

Designed for You – When buying a Russell Homes property, purchasers have the option of selecting some of the finishes for their new home. The Designed For You optional extras package allows buyers to choose things like work surfaces and flooring, upgrade kitchen appliances or have fitted furniture installed.

Accessorise - whether or not you’re able to choose your own fixtures and fittings, the quickest, easiest way to make your new build home unique is through the accessories you choose for each room. Struggling for inspiration? Visit the show home (again), and trawl through Pinterest and Instagram, or even visit those stylish friends you keep meaning to have a brew with. Anyone and anywhere can be a source of inspiration when it comes to your home.

As new build properties often have neutral colour tones, try accessorising with bold colours or a variety of patterns and textures. Scatter cushions, rugs and artwork in your favourite colours will pop against the neutral background and really help your new build home feel unique. Another benefit of accessorising effectively is that you can easily change the look and feel of the room whenever you like, either seasonally or keeping up-to-date with the current trends.

Furniture – with new build homes providing clean lines and spaces, the furniture you choose can really bring more character to a room. Try looking at vintage furniture, statement pieces that will stand out in the clean spaces, which in turn will showcase them all the more effectively.

Garden – your garden is another area you can quickly and easily personalise, giving a more unique feel to your new build home. With pots, functional art and statement plants, the opportunities are endless without the need to break the bank.

Looking to decorate on a budget? You can pick up some great vintage pieces second hand, and don’t forget you can always upcycle furniture for that more individual look and feel. Check out Gumtree or Freecyle for furniture, and if you are looking for inspiration, then Good Housekeeping and Ideal Homes are great places to start.