Styling New Build Homes In 2024


A. Tranquil Retreat:

Let’s face it, many of us have demanding jobs and lots on our plate. Transform your bedroom into a serene retreat with calming colours like soft blues, muted greens, and warm neutrals. You can also consider greys though these aren’t quite as on-trend as they have been over the last few years. Integrate plush bedding, layered textiles, and subtle lighting for a cosy and inviting atmosphere.

B. Nature-inspired Oasis:

Bring the outdoors inside by incorporating natural elements such as wooden furniture, floral artwork, and earthy tones. This biophilic approach (literally a love of the elements in the natural environment) creates a harmonious and relaxing bedroom environment and is bang on a trend that is unlikely to go anywhere.

Take this trend a step further by bringing some plants into the room. These will work with most colour schemes if you choose carefully, and plants have been shown to boost relaxation. If you’re not someone who’s great at looking after plants, cacti and succulents are good choices as these are hardy and will survive even if you forget to water them for a while.  ~

C. Statement Wall:

Whilst statement walls have been around for a while, using an accent wall featuring textured wallpaper, geometric patterns, or striking paint colour is still a great way to add an exciting dimension to a room. This approach can add personality and depth to your bedroom without overwhelming the space.

Of course this can be combined with our other trends as well. Consider a feature wall with bold floral patterns that draw the eye then more muted greens or complementary colours elsewhere in the room to balance things out and bring tranquillity.


A.    Spa-like Ambiance:

Like the bedroom, this is another space where a sense of relaxation is paramount. Create a spa-like atmosphere by incorporating calming colours, sleek fixtures, and considered accessories. Adding scented candles or essential oil diffusers is nice for a luxurious touch, but of course, consider fire safety.


B.    Minimalist Elegance:

If you’re a fan of a minimalist aesthetic the bathroom can be the place to do it. Clean lines, neutral tones, and clutter-free surfaces will give you this look as well as help you keep an orderly bathroom. Opt for simple yet stylish storage solutions and focus on quality materials for a sophisticated and timeless bathroom.

At the moment, mid-century modern design is having a resurgence and this can give you a nice twist on minimalist design in a slightly different way that can enable you to bring it  little more colour and texture then strict minimalist design. 


C.    Vintage Charm: 

Away from minimalism, you can give your bathroom a touch of nostalgia by incorporating vintage-inspired tiles, fixtures, and accessories. This blend of old-world charm with modern functionality can create a unique and inviting space.


A.    Open Shelving:

Replace traditional upper cabinets with open shelving to create a more airy and visually appealing kitchen. Display stylish crockery, cookbooks, and decorative items for a personalised touch. This is also a great choice if you frequently find yourself digging through cupboards trying to find things buried at the back


B.    Bold Backsplash:

A vibrant or patterned backsplash is a great way to add character to your kitchen. This small but impactful detail can tie together the overall design scheme and become a focal point, drawing the eye. Even if you go neutral elsewhere, this is a way to bring in a bold hit of colour.


C.    Smart Technology Integration:

Think about how you can incorporate smart appliances and technology into your kitchen which will can bring both efficiency and convenience. This can include touchless faucets, smart refrigerators, and voice-activated lighting to enhance the functionality of the space.

This is particularly handy if you’re someone who spends a lot of time in the kitchen or who has a large family who all make use of the space.


A.    Multi-functional Furniture:

Not so much a design trend but a design principle that’s worth bearing in mind - opt for furniture that serves multiple purposes, such as sofa beds, ottomans with storage, and modular seating. This maximises space and allows for easy adaptation to different activities. Again this is a good choice if you’ve got a larger family who want to do different things with the space.


B.    Nature-inspired Decor:

Continuing with the biophilia theme, integrate natural materials like wood, stone, and woven textures to create a warm and inviting living room. Just like in the bedroom, large indoor plants and nature-inspired artwork can add a touch of tranquillity to the space and help it be a relaxing haven.


C.    Statement Lighting:

Invest in eye-catching light fixtures to enhance the visual appeal of your living room. From pendant lights to floor lamps, the right lighting can transform the ambience and highlight key design elements.

Make sure the light you pick works with your wider design theme and consider the space carefully. A small light in a large room won’t fully light the space and will get lost whilst a large light can be overbearing in a smaller space.


A.         Mix and Match Seating:

Create an eclectic dining space by mixing and matching dining chairs in different styles, colours, or materials. This trend adds visual interest and a personalised touch to the room.


B.        Artistic Feature Wall:

This could involve a mural, gallery wall, or unique wallpaper, much like in the bedroom. Achieving tranquillity may be less of a focus so this could be a good space to play around in. Just don’t pick anything too full on that might put you off your food.


C.         Sustainable Dining:

Whilst sustainability is something to consider throughout the home, more environmentally friendly choices can be particularly effective in your eating space. Consider a reclaimed wood dining table, recycled glass accessories, and energy-efficient lighting to align your space with eco-conscious design.

Styling your new build home in 2024 is an exciting venture, offering a canvas for personal expression and creativity. By incorporating these room ideas, you can create a home that not only follows current design trends but also reflects your unique personality and lifestyle.

Whether it's a tranquil bedroom, a spa-like bathroom, a functional kitchen, a comfortable living room, or an inviting dining space, each room can be transformed into a stylish and harmonious haven for you, your family, friends and, visitors.