Decorating a new-construction home is like working with a blank canvas. You will not have to worry about removing dated lighting fixtures or painting over horrendous colors. You have the ability to truly make it a home of your own. It’s one of the biggest advantages to buying a new construction home.

As you decorate your abode, consider these interior design ideas for new home builds.

1. Statement Fixtures

One of the biggest interior design mistakes is to ignore lighting. Lighting choices can instantly change the look and feel of a room. Personalize your home with statement light fixtures. Include a chandelier in the bedroom to tie together your glam décor. Are you going for a coastal vibe? Opt for pendant fixtures made from wicker.

Pendant lights are also popular in the kitchen. In addition to providing much needed light over kitchen islands, they can also add a pop of color.

2. Mud Rooms With Built-In Cubbies

Messy mudrooms are an eyesore. Avoid clutter by installing cubbies in your mudroom. This allows you and your loved ones to organize and store your belongings when you enter the home. While you can install cubbies after your move-in, we recommend having the homebuilder do it beforehand. If not, it may end up becoming the project that is permanently on your to-do list.

3. Gray Cabinets

When it comes to interior design, gray is still having its moment. But it’s not just gray wall colors and tile that homeowners are choosing; many are opting for gray cabinets in the kitchen. While white cabinets were all the rage for a while, gray is becoming a popular neutral. For households with little ones, gray may be a better option because it’s less likely to stain than light-colored cabinets. Plus, there are numerous shades of gray to choose from.

4. Wallpaper

Another interior design idea for new build homes is wallpaper. For years, wallpaper was considered a no-no for interior decorators, but it’s making a comeback. Mural wallpaper is a great way to accent a room in your home. Today’s wallpapers come in variety of colors, patterns and textures. Even better, they are easier to install and remove than older versions. With all of the interior decorating options for new homes, it can become overwhelming. Don’t stress out. Visit your homebuilder’s design center, and show your Pinterest board and favorite decor ideas from Instagram to a designer. They will help you choose fabrics and materials that match your tastes and your lifestyle. Together, you can transform your house into your dream home.