My hands-down biggest concern about building a new home, particularly in our price range (aka we’re not building a completely custom, budgetless dream home) was that I didn’t want it to look like everything else in the new construction market. While we tweaked and upgraded some structural things here and there to make it our own, we knew our biggest differentiators would come through some color, starting before you even stepped inside the front door.
While most homes right now seem to be going the taupes and tans route, we went more greys and whites…and requested that our door paint be swapped from standard black…to lime green.
And while we won’t be moved in in time for fall, how cute will my new Etsy wreath be on that door next year?
I love the idea of displaying our house number in some cool way, whether it’s just inside in a frame like this idea…
Or out on the porch painted on a fun pot…
Stepping inside, the front hall has a bench with cubbies just underneath the window. In keeping with the color scheme of greens and yellows on the first floor, I think these could be fun on the seat of that bench:
…along with some funky baskets underneath to store umbrellas, shoes, etc.
I am in love with either of these rugs in a runner size to start inside the door and run down the hallway into the kitchen.
We have a couple of fun customized things planned for the front entry and I don’t want to give them away until they’re finished and I can show you our finished product, rather than an inspiration photo that isn’t quite “right”. So be sure to stop back for a tour of the real deal!
Oh, and I further eliminated my concern that our new house would look like everything else new right now, when I got this email from our builder’s realtor today…”It will be fun seeing all of your choices that you selectedâ€¦.different than the norm is always fun!!” 🙂