Moving into a new build home or your recently completed new build project is an exciting time. You have a blank canvas to work with and you can create a space that reflects your personality and style. In this blog post, we’ll discuss how to make a new build house a home by adding personal touches, making small alterations and creating a cohesive design. 

Add Personal Touches


Personalising your new build home can be as simple as displaying your favourite photographs or artwork on the walls. Adding cushions, throws and rugs with patterns and colours that you love can also liven up a space and make it feel more personal.

Adding indoor houseplants is another great way to bring life to space. Plants are excellent in purifying the air and providing a calming effect, making them the perfect addition to a cosy home. You can also mix and match different textures like curtains, cushions, and throws to create a theme that suits your personality.

Customise Room Layout and Function


While you might want to keep some of the original layouts in your new build home, adding your own touch to the layout can make the space better suited to your needs. You can customise any room to different functions like having an entertainment room or a home office instead of a guest bedroom. Establishing a function for a room is an excellent way of making the best use of the available space. You can always explore building a house extension onto your new build if you require that additional space.



Painting the walls can make a significant impact, and the colours you choose can create different moods in each room. We recommend sticking to a colour scheme that complements your furniture styles and accents for a cohesive look. For new builds, less is more when it comes to painting. White or paler hues will make space look bright and airy. Still, you can add depth with darker colours that match furniture and decor accents.

Incorporate Technology


Smart home technology is an excellent addition to a new build. You can add a smart speaker to your home or connect appliances like Alexa or Google Assistant. You can also invest in smart thermostats that can be controlled from your phone or even through voice command. Smart home technology can add a significant level of convenience and comfort to your new build home.

Light Fixtures


Lighting can significantly affect the look and feel of space. The right lighting fixtures can add both functional and aesthetic value to space. One way to make your new build feel more like a home is to consider customizing your light fixtures. Consider adding chandeliers, floor or table lamps to your new build to give it a cosy and homely feel.


In conclusion, it doesn’t have to take much effort and cost to turn a new build house into a home. Once you have moved into your new space, you can add personal touches, customising the layout to suit your needs, re-paint, incorporate smart home technology, and incorporate unique light fixtures.

By doing these things, you’ll transform your new build house into a comfortable and welcoming home that reflects your personality. Remember to be patient and take small steps, and you’ll be delighted at how soon your new build will feel like your home.

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