In just a weekend, you can turn a boring space into an area that truly reflects your style. In this article, we’ll look at some fun design project ideas for your new home that take little time and leave a big impact.
The Front Entrance
Make a great first impression with an inviting front entrance. Here are some ideas of what you can do in a day to brighten up your front entrance:
- Paint the front door.
- Hang up a seasonal wreath.
- Place potted flowers on the porch.
- Add comfortable seating to the porch.
- Place decorative house numbers on the front exterior.
It’s amazing what the right light fixture can do for a room. If yours are builder grade or simply aren’t interesting, try something fun and new.
Chandeliers in a master bedroom or entryway work well if the ceilings are high enough. Industrial-looking lights over a kitchen island or bathroom sink are also fun and make great conversation pieces.
Window boxes are another great idea. If you want to spruce up your home’s exterior into something that brings to mind an adorable cottage, then try using these great additions.
Window boxes are already colored when you buy them. However, you can buy them plain and paint them whatever color you want. They can be installed quickly and completely change the feel of your new home’s exterior.
Paper a Wall
You no longer have to be a wallpaper expert to create a fun accent wall in your home. There are peel-and-stick options that are easy to stick to the wall. Additionally, they’re also easy to remove when or if you want to change them.
Try some out in a small area, such as the powder room, or as an accent wall in the den.
Shiplap or Beadboard
Nothing says stylish and cozy like shiplap or beadboard.
Shiplap is used on walls to replicate the siding of an old farmhouse or barn. You’ll see it used in the modern farmhouse style of interior design. Beadboard comes in the form of paneling, is usually white, and is taken from the Cape Cod or cottage style.
Give either one a try. Be adventurous! Ceilings and kitchen islands look great in shiplap and beadboard just as well as walls.
The entryway is an area no one knows what to do with. You should try to make use of every area you can. Design one of the best projects for your new home by considering the idea of what people need when they enter. Here are a few ideas of what you can do with the entryway:
- Install some key hooks.
- Install coat hooks.
- Set up a small table with a welcome sign.
- Lay down a rug for shoes.
- Put fun color on the walls.
- Arrange a chair or two.
- Place an umbrella holder by the door.
Use our list of ideas to kickstart your imagination. Make your new home feel comfortable and let it be a reflection of you.
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