Where To Find Design Inspiration For Your New Home

After you’ve achieved your vision of settling into a new place, the exciting time to get creative and decorate your home has officially begun! The best way to feel right at home is to personalise the look of the whole house in a way that reflects your very own style. Although it can get overwhelming when surrounded by endless design inspiration, the trick is to be aware of what’s on offer and know how to incorporate your own taste. This article will provide tips on where to look for design ideas and get you started on transforming the home to exactly the way you want it.

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House Design: Fitzgerald 316 by Burbank (VIC)

Visual Inspiration

The design inspiration you are wanting for may be achieved by simply taking a step outside to soak up your surroundings. You are able to quickly make firm decisions as you can instantly compare the design right in front of you against the layout of your home. Nature produces a variety of colours and textures which can assist you in sorting out which palette works best for every season.

In addition, visiting show homes, hotels and interior shops can allow you to physically map out how each room in the house should be displayed. If you’re at a holiday destination, take the opportunity to really absorb what you see and bring it back home by recreating your unique design that is a reminder of your getaway. Check out this article for tips to decorate your interior through your travel’s!

Print Inspiration

There’s an array of house and garden books, magazines, artwork and catalogues that are available to have a flick through. There are now several niche publications to accommodate for every type of style and provide helpful advice in achieving the particular design scheme you’re searching for. With home shop catalogues and photographs, you are able to gain some perspective on the way that the design material should be positioned, the pricing of the products and visualise what you’d like to include. Through acknowledging what catches your eye and also being practical, you can easily sort out which design inspiration works for you and your household.

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House Design: Marriott Grange 49 by Porter Davis Homes (QLD)

Online Inspiration

The internet, along with its several resources, are a treasure trove of design inspiration that can be accessed from your fingertips. The widely popular website, Pinterest, is the perfect place to collate all your design preferences and also survey all your options. By setting up a few inspiration boards, you can pick and choose which scheme will best suit your home. As you are able to access them during any time of the day, store websites and home sale sites are great spaces to explore.

Through doing some research, you can begin with smaller home projects to get a feel for which design fits within your budget and is in line with the structure of the home. Social media is also an effortless way to figure out what tickles your fancy. Why not take the time to follow the iBuildNew Instagram Page for aesthetically pleasing design inspiration. You can also check out our online blog that provides hundreds of articles on how to get the ball rolling.

Are you in the process of building a new home? Feel free to contact the iBuildNew team on 1800 184 284 or book a call online for free, expert advice!

Davina Deluao

Davina graduated from Swinburne University with a Bachelor of Arts. Through travelling and studying abroad in NYC and LA, her interests for property and design grew and have become her strong pursuit.


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