If you love urban chic and vintage industrial styles or consider yourself a “modern minimalist,” you may want to check out urban infill projects in Milpitas, San Jose and Silver Lake, California. New home construction offers home buyers a blank slate so they can define space and express their style with sleek furnishings and décor items.
- Choose a floor plan
After touring new homes, you will want to select a floor plan that has the square footage and number of rooms you need for your furniture. Also, consider whether you want a deck or porch for outdoor living space and entertaining.
- Go shopping for furniture and décor
After people find their new homes, the fun has just begun. They now get to go shopping for décor items. If you have an eclectic mix of home furnishings, you may want to shop for re-purposed painted furniture and vintage accessories. Some items you might need include mirrors, rugs and pillows.
- Consider your lighting options
Although natural light is always ideal, it’s important to have well-lit area for cooking, reading and working. Lighting can also make a fashion statement. Some popular lighting seen in new homes in urban areas include industrial chandeliers. You may be able to find chandeliers made with reclaimed wood with decorative Edison bulbs and hardware in antique gold or silver.
- Hang wall art
Hanging wall art is another exciting part of becoming a new home owner in an urban area. Some people like to feature urban photography, while others prefer contemporary urban abstract paintings.
Decades ago, the idea of “modern” was synonymous with uncomfortable. Today’s modern style can be extremely comfortable with the use of organic and natural fabrics in upholstered chairs and sofas.