Are you ready to transform your house into a stunning space that reflects your unique style and personality? Decorating your space is an exciting journey, but common pitfalls can come up quickly.  As the decorating experts, the Clarity Homes team can walk you through the do’s and don’t’s of styling your custom home, drawing insights from our years of experience. Dive in with our interior design specialists and ensure your decorating project is a resounding success.

The Do’s of Decorating

Start with these basic principles of design to begin decorating your custom home.

  • Plan ahead: Before you start, create a comprehensive plan that outlines your vision, budget, and timeline. Planning ahead can help you avoid costly mistakes down the road.
  • Embrace a cohesive theme: Choose a cohesive theme or color palette throughout the home that resonates with your style. Consistency will give your space a harmonious and balanced appearance.
  • Prioritize quality furniture: Invest in high-quality furniture that not only looks appealing but also stands the test of time. We recommend selecting pieces made from durable materials to ensure longevity. Additionally, don’t be afraid to mix and match furniture. 
  • Layer lighting: Illuminate your space effectively by incorporating various layers of lighting, including ambient, task, and accent lighting. This technique adds depth and ambiance to your rooms.
  • Utilize vertical space: Make the most of your vertical space by incorporating shelves, artwork, or hanging plants. This draws the eye upward, making your rooms feel more spacious.
  • Experiment with textures: Combine different textures, such as smooth fabrics, rustic woods, and sleek metals, to create visual interest and tactile appeal in your interiors.

The Don’ts of Decorating

Be careful to avoid these “decorating don’ts” as you think about the design plan for your home.

  • Overcrowding: Avoid cluttering your space with too much furniture or pieces of decor. Overcrowding can make rooms feel cramped and disorganized. 
  • Scale and proportion: Be mindful of the scale and proportion of your furniture and decor, like a large couch with comparatively small art above it. Disproportionate items can throw off the visual balance of a room. 
  • Neglecting functionality: While aesthetics are essential, don’t compromise functionality. Your space should cater to your daily needs and routines, not be a museum!
  • Forgetting the entryway: This important space sets the tone for your home. Design your entryway with first impressions in mind. Use any design themes you have in the rest of your home, in your entry. 
  • Overlooking the fifth wall: Ceilings are often referred to as the “fifth wall.” Don’t forget to consider this surface when decorating. Applying unique paint colors, wallpapers, or decorative molding can add depth to your rooms.
  • Rushing the process: Patience is key in decorating. Avoid rushing through the process, as it may lead to hasty decisions that you’ll later regret. Take your time to curate the perfect look for your custom home.

Decorating your home is a rewarding task that requires careful planning, creativity, and attention to detail. By following these expert do’s and don’ts from Clarity Homes, you’ll be well-equipped to create a captivating and inviting living space that truly reflects your unique style. Remember, every choice you make contributes to the overall harmony and comfort of your custom home. Happy decorating!

A certified Master Builder, Clarity Homes believes everyone should have access to the life they want – without being in over their heads with debt.  The luxury homes we design and build offer a better way – life simplified. If you’re interested in our available homes in Aledo, Denton, Godley, or Fort Worth, contact us today. We are also here if you have any questions for us!