Choosing Decor for Your New Home

If you are looking at new homes in Chester County and are leaning towards building instead of buying, then you may feel overwhelmed about decorating. Selecting the colors and patterns for an entire home all at the same time is a big job. However, there are a few methods of handling your massive job that can break it down into manageable chunks. Try one of the two following methods for organizing your decor.\r\n

Decorating in Layers

\r\nIf you think about your new construction in Chester County in layers, decorating can be made quite a bit easier. Similar to the way a person can layer their clothing, you can treat your decorating job as layers. Work your way from the bottom up and the flat surfaces inward. Therefore, start with all the floors. You can assign a color key to each room to keep track of the combinations. Or you can create a room board which has a piece of each item you add for each room.\r\n


  1. Select the flooring for the house.
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  3. Next choose the paint or wallpaper for each room.
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  5. Then select the ceiling paint.
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  7. At this point, you may need to look at any details for the flat surfaces such as moldings or texture for the paint.
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  9. Next, you would start on the layer that is over the floor, so that would be any rugs or carpeting.
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  11. Continue in this manner until you have completely decorated each room.
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Decorating Each Room as a Unit

\r\nThe other method which you can use is by treating each room or set of rooms as a distinct unit. You can then really focus on each room one at a time and do all the decorating at once. In this method, you would start with a color scheme, just like the first method. Then, you would visualize your image of what you want the room to be. You can use ideas from magazines or just from your own imagination. You can chart each added item or detail on a chart or create a drawing the represents the room to help you keep track of your progress. While you still will have to do the actual application on the walls, floor and ceiling first before you add furniture, you still can have it all ready to go at the same time.