It’s always exciting moving into a new home in Auburn AL and having a chance to put your own personal touch on all of the new rooms. If you’ve worked with Grayhawk Homes from the start, your home may already have a lot of the colors, finishes, and other decorative elements that you want, making it easy to add the finishing touches. However, if you’re purchasing a move-in-ready new home in one of the numerous communities in which Grayhawk Homes builds in Auburn, here are some tips on making it really start to feel like home.
One of the perks of living in Auburn is the fact that you can enjoy the outdoors for longer than other areas of the country. That means you have time to do some landscaping and outdoor decorating to make your home feel more finished and welcoming. From the moment you pull in the driveway, you want your home to make a good impression, even on you! By personalizing the house number and mailbox, adding flowers and shrubbery, and even adding a rocking chair or other furniture to your front porch, your home begins to better represent you.
Don’t forget to care for the backyard and porch, too, where you can set up a grill, add comfortable outdoor furniture, and perhaps even add a stylish fire pit to create a fun and comfortable place to relax on evenings and weekends. Atmospheric lights, and even some outdoor sculptures, along with seasonal plants turn a back porch into a second living room.
Inside your new home, one of the best and easiest ways to make any room feel more like home is by adding artwork. Bare walls are cold, uninviting, and impersonal. Whether it’s a gallery wall of family photos or a collection of prints and personal photos, this simple touch adds life and personality to any room. You don’t have to have an expensive art collection. Even relatively inexpensive canvas prints from craft stores, Ikea, and similar stores allow you to express your personal style. Look for a couple of larger prints for big, open walls to fill the space and make a statement.
Another way to add your own personal touch is through color and texture. Whether you bought the home as is or were involved in the design process, most people choose neutral colors for the walls and trim. This allows for more fun with furnishings and accessories. You could always paint one wall in a bold color for an accent wall or go in and choose an accent color for doors, windows, or moldings in various rooms.
Even if you keep the walls, doors, and other elements neutral, you can add color and style with a sofa, rug, curtains, bedspreads, chair covers, and other larger pieces. Be bold and go with a deep red sofa and smaller colorful accents spread around the room. Alternatively, choose other neutrals, such as navy blue for main pieces, but add in more unusual pops of color in curtains, decorative bowls, or even lamp shades. Don’t forget to think about texture — whether it’s wool and wood or silk and stone — incorporating it into a rug, side table, throw pillows or even wall hangings.
Once you’ve put some personal touches into your new home in Auburn AL, the best way to really make it feel like home is to welcome your friends and family. Throw a housewarming party and start making memories in your new home. That’s probably the best way to truly make a house feel like a home. Fortunately, no matter where in Auburn you’re looking, Grayhawk Homes has a number of houses available in at least six communities. With so many outstanding options, it won’t be hard to find the house you can easily call home.Tags: homebuilder in auburn al
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