3 Top Tips On How To Make Your New Home Look Like A Showhome
Do you just love that pristine, contemporary showhome look? Sleek and stylish, the perfect space to live luxuriously. Our interior design experts meticulously attend to every single detail of our homes, ensuring that design is equally as impressive as functionality.
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The upcoming three key tips regarding how to make your new home look like a showhome are a great starting point for your interior design journey. Discovering your true style and incorporating it throughout your home is a brilliant way to enhance your life at home.
1. Choose Your Colours
Well known within the interior design world, the 60-30-10 rule is a clever indication of how to strike the perfect balance of colours within a room.
60 (or 60%) represents the main colour you have decided to use. Fairly neutral colours work well here, such as cream, white and grey, because this colour will be seen on the largest surface area of your room: the walls. Anchoring the overall structure of the room, this colour should be complementary to your other chosen tones and allow for lots of room to develop and build upon.
Once you have figured out the foundation, introducing a new shade to add some dimension and contrast with the base colour is the next step. This colour will account for approximately 30% of the room, equal to half of your base colour. Sofas, chairs and tables are examples of perfect pieces which can establish this secondary colour.
The final 10% is the finishing touch, which will ultimately unite your space. Accent pieces such as lampshades, cushions and subtle artwork are the seemingly small yet hugely important features of your room. The colour of these final pieces will balance out the entire feel of the room and create a complete, coherent look.
Currently, interior design colour trends include stone hues, such as grey, brown and white; subtle greens; mixing bright colours with warm metallics; and deep jewel shades, like magenta, plum and dark cerulean, as the feature of a room.
On the other hand, some timeless colour combinations which are regularly seen in showhomes include black and white; ranges of neutral shades, including cream, taupe, and beige; and classic grey tones. If you're happy with a minimalistic, sleek finish and calm colour combinations, these are perfect for your home.
However, if you prefer to include more colour in your home and create eccentric spaces, try using these combinations as a base and then adding brighter tones elsewhere, perhaps through furniture pieces, picture frames or as a feature element, such as the staircase or a standalone wall. Introducing a splash of colour can completely brighten the mood of your home and add a touch of fun. At the moment, this trend is emerging with darker, rich colours but any colour could work if paired thoughtfully with complementary colours.
Using the colour wheel is another interior design trick in order to ensure your chosen colours will work well together. Finding out which colour is opposite your chosen shade on the colour wheel will be useful - this colour is known as ‘the complement’. Combining these two tones will create layers of depth and dynamism within your home.
2. Consistency Is Key
Each room of your home containing similar base colours and furniture styles simply exudes sophistication. Allowing each room to complement and play off of each other is the key to a unified home.
Pairing your favourite colour schemes with unique lighting features, subtle artwork and matching furniture will create a harmonious space. This simple rule of loosely matching colours and the overall aesthetic of your home in each room will completely tie your home together and ensure that no room is left out.
One fundamental element to consider when maintaining consistency is flooring. The root of our homes, it draws our attention more than we may realise.
A great way to approach this element of your home is to organise your rooms into categories, for example, bathrooms, cosy rooms and kitchen/utility rooms, and to then choose the same flooring for the rooms within each group. It's even possible to have the same flooring throughout your entire house and create a cool modern vibe.
But if you prefer to separate your rooms slightly, installing sleek marble flooring in the bathrooms, chic cream carpets in the living room and bedrooms and marble again in the kitchens with a cream rug in any cosy areas is a brilliant example of coordination and consistency.
Explore the potential materials and discover which ones can provide a solid basis for building up your chosen aesthetic and the entire feel of your home. Neutral, practical flooring is the way to go if you're unsure about which direction to head in.
3. Unlock Your Creativity
The beauty of interior design is that you can create a space completely unique to you.
Adding your own personal touches and distinctive ideas creates a truly individual space that you can spend quality time in. Whether you choose to incorporate family pictures, meaningful artwork or decorative pieces which you have had for as long as you can remember, there is always a way to include those invaluable personal aspects.
As a way to get started with your creative thinking, logging in to Pinterest and creating a board that encapsulates your dream home is sure to provide you with plenty of ideas. Selecting your favourite aspects of a few Pins and combining them together creates your own masterpiece, bringing your dream into reality.
Hopefully, these three golden rules were easy and useful for you to apply to your new home in the North East and have assisted you with achieving that beautiful showhome finish. Enjoy the process of creating your own space, materialising your ideas and ultimately living in your own carefully crafted home.