We know that building your home is only half the journey – the real detail is all in the interior design.

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From a captivating colour palette to cosy furnishings and fabrics, your new home is a blank canvas, ready to be injected with personality. Whether you’ve just moved in or are looking for a refresh, here are some of our top tips on making a house a home.

Design today, live tomorrow

The beauty of a new home is having the freedom to design a space that suits you. If you’re a self or custom builder, choosing the layout and finishes early on can be the key to getting off to a good start.

For those buying a new build home, while these details may already be decided, you’ll still benefit from a fresh canvas. With no previous interior designs to contend with, you can create the home you’ve always dreamed of.

So, whether it’s a workspace that motivates you or a bedroom that’ll help you relax at the end of the day, creating an environment that suits all of your needs is a vital part of making a home.


Setting the tone

One of the first things to think about when decorating, is colour. Do you want a bright and airy home, or something warmer and cosy?

When choosing the right colour, think about the mood that different tones evoke. Calming greens and blues are ideal to help you unwind in the bedroom, whereas a rich red will add elegance and charm to a cosy living space, for example.

Feature wallpapers are a great way of adding character to a neutral space, whilst the right flooring creates the foundation for the whole room.


Choosing furniture to match

Choosing the right furniture for your home is vital for maximising your space. You could opt for timeless classics, but don’t be afraid to switch up your style with a few statement pieces. Sometimes the most unexpected items end up having the greatest impact.

When picking your furniture, think about practicality and where you’ll be spending the majority of your time. Not one to eat in the dining room? A kitchen breakfast bar will save space and create functionality. Your home should work around you, not the other way around.

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It’s all in the finishes

The smallest details are often the ones that matter the most. Don’t overlook your curtain poles, skirting and fixtures. A well-designed home is one that brings all its elements together in an effortless and cohesive way.

Incorporating different textures throughout your home can bring it to life. Exposed brick can add a rustic feel to a modern build, whilst a chunky knitted blanket will add warmth and comfort.

Whether you’re moving into your first house or building somewhere to last a lifetime, interior design is crucial for creating somewhere you’re proud to live.

To find out more about the plots available at Graven Hill, get in touch with our sales team today.