A new home is a blank slate. The chance to make a space entirely your own is an exciting one, to be sure. For some, though, the idea of filling a new home with furniture and decor is intimidating. We want our houses to be stylish and reflect who we are, but finding the perfect pieces to accomplish that goal is rarely easy. The good news? You don’t need to be a professional interior designer to accomplish this feat! Instead, abide by these custom home decor rules when shopping for the perfect pieces for your new home:

1. Stick to Neutrals
Beige has a terrible connotation, but it’s remained popular throughout the decades for good reason: it’s a pleasant neutral that matches virtually everything. Gray has made a big splash in recent years and is another good option. In general, stick to neutrals for things like couches, area rugs, and curtains. You can easily swap out pillows and accent art, but for things that are less easily replaced, it’s best to stay neutral.

2. Choose a Focal Point
It can be difficult to know how what pillows, prints and art to choose without a focal point. Some may appear naturally, like a grand front window or quirky fireplace, while others, like a funky mirror, need to be brought into the space. Whatever you choose, stick to it by building your furniture layout around the focal point.

3. Embrace Natural Light
Overhead lighting can be harsh. Play up a room’s natural lighting with bright colors and mirrors, which can make a space feel bigger. Don’t have a lot of natural light? Bring in fun floor lamps to brighten the area instead.

4. Select the Right Size Area Rug
Given the popularity of hardwood floors these days, you can’t begin building a room without first choosing an area rug. Whether you prefer tribal prints or traditional Oriental options, be sure to choose a rug that is large enough to fit all the furniture in a given seating area. It’s okay to have some of that gorgeous hardwood show through, but having furniture gathered around a single rug can really tie the room together.

No matter how you decide to decorate your new home, these simple rules can help guide the process. For more information on beautiful custom homes available now in Cedar Ridge, contact our real estate team today!