Add Character to Your New Construction

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Add Character to Your New Construction

One of the most common complaints of new construction homes is the lack of character. As I’ve busily saved money for the past few years to build my dream home, I’ve often been worried about this important issue myself. However, while completing some research, I’ve discovered many ways to add character to a newer home. For instance, installing crown molding, a wooden staircase, and trey ceilings are great ways to fill a new abode with character. Another great idea is to install a stained glass window. These colorful beautiful additions give your home old world flair. On this blog, you will learn how to add character to your new place by installing stained glass windows.

Are You Decorating An Elegant Entryway?

Did you recently move into a new home? Perhaps you have lived in your home for awhile, but you are just now getting to decorate the entryway. It might be that you focused on buying things like living room furniture or family room furniture, leaving the entryway because it's probably not an area that you actually use as much as you use other rooms in your home.

However, just like driving up to a beautiful home is more than likely a pleasure for you, walking into an attractive entryway is important to you, too. After all, first appearances often set the mood for the remainder of the home. From buying a glass wall divider to selecting furniture pieces, here are some ideas that might help you to decorate your entryway in an elegant manner.

Establish Space

If your entryway is already separated from the rest of the house by a wall, you've got a good start. Otherwise, think of how you can visually separate the entryway.

Have you seen glass partitions before? Talk about dramatic and elegant at the same time. Including a glass partition accented by glass railings will give your entryway the illusion of having a glass wall, even though it will more than likely be more simple and less expensive to add than an actual wall would be. Part of the drama that a glass wall will bring is that those who enter your home will also have a preview of what is in the next room, whether it is your living room or another room.

If you want to use the same decorating technique in another area of your home, consider dividing a large area into two living spaces. For instance, if your house has one room that is used for the living and dining room together, think of dividing the room so that the dining room will actually become a separate room, still enhancing the look with furniture pieces that complement each other. 

Select Furniture

Of course, the furniture you select for your entryway will help to set an elegant mood, too. How large is your entryway?

If it is a small area, consider having just a slim table on which you can place something like a delicate lamp and a small plant. If your entryway is large, think of having a table on each side of the entryway, and chairs that accommodate guests who will stay for just a short visit.