You’ve waited months, stalked solicitors, and quite frankly been on a rollercoaster of emotions, but it’s finally here, you own a brand new home! Large or small, flat, apartment, house or bungalow, it’s officially yours and there’s no better feeling.

Now comes the real task, making the place your own. Finding that personal style that shows who you are through your interior. These days we want our decor to tell a story, to demonstrate our character and reflect our own personal style. But what is that style? And how do you find it? If this is something you’re struggling with we’ve got a few tips below to help you transform your new house into your home:

Create a vision

These days, social media, magazines and the web are bursting with amazing home decor imagery. Pinterest and Instagram are great visual platforms and are especially helpful for inspiration as they have a real mixture of interior and furnishing imagery to spark that creative flare. Try creating a Pinterest board for each room so you can see how the pieces work together, or create your own mood boards.

Colour me beautiful

Pick a colour palette! Colour is really important in a home as it evokes a mood and can be a great way of adding character.  Natural tones such as grey, wood, beige and white complement most spaces and using lighter colours are also a great way to create the illusion of space in smaller areas. Or try being a little bolder and add a bright item to make your room really pop! Bright colours are great for showcasing your personality and making a playful and expressive home.

Make a statement

Now you have an idea of the sort of style and colour palette you want, it’s time to add a statement piece into each room. The easiest room to start in is probably the living area. A great way to add a pop of colour and add a statement item is through soft furnishings such as a sofa, chair, or cushions. Fama in particular are well known for bright colours, patterns and interesting shapes. Another way to add a real stand out piece is through artwork, a piece of art can easily and quickly transform a room.

If you want help designing any space in your home, our Interior Design Team are here to work with you on a one-to-one basis to create your dream space.