One of the specific challenges that you’ll face after purchasing a new home is how to make it look and feel like it’s yours now. You have to decide what big things need to change, what small details to focus on, how everything is going to pan out with regard to time, and what kind of a budget you have to work with.
So, during that phase of ownership (and it might last a good long time), there are a number of places to look for inspiration so that you can find the perfect combination of themes and practical additions to make your new house your new home.
One good first place to look is online, searching for various construction companies’ portfolio pages. And you can get a bit more specific than that as well. Consider looking at churches if you’re religious, or at modern builders if you want to appear edgy. The more your narrow your focus, the better the inspiration is going to treat you, especially during the early stages when there are still major improvements to make.
Home Design Magazines
Another easy target would be to check out home design magazines. Again, you can separate into different conceptual categories. You can look into tiny homes, or perhaps research coastal construction, or even dive into specifics like country western themes, or tropical vibes. You own this new home, so it’s entirely up to you to use your resources creatively in order to create the perfect environment for you and your family, and that means knowing what you end goal is going to be as well.
For a touch of the exotic, if you look at foreign magazines and check out the architecture, you may be struck by some particular aspect of building and homes within their pages. That’s when you start adding ‘oriental’ designs, or ‘European’ ones, or even ‘African’ elements. The world have become one big informational neighborhood, so use all of those possibility to create your own thing.
Another way to look for what you might like is by reading about celebrity houses. You can check out how their designs work, and decide what kind of elements you could incorporate into your new home. These elements don’t have to be expensive or luxurious, necessarily, they just have to give off the same vibe that you want.
Walking Around Your Favorite Neighborhoods
And finally, just walking around your favorite local neighborhoods can give you great ideas as well. Visit a nice part of town and go for a stroll. Take some discrete pictures. Look at colors and designs. After all of this input, it’s guaranteed you’ll have some awesome ideas to plan for your own place.