53 Summer Decor Ideas to Get Ready for Fun in the Sun

When buying a newly constructed home in a subdivision or development, sign on the dotted line as soon as possible. Small changes, such as an extra counter where the kids can hunker down for a snack or no shelf in the bath, will impact how each room functions. Use these decorating tips for new homes as you begin to make your plans. On the following pages, you’ll find much of the information you’ll need to think through every phase of your decorating project from conception to happy completion. To start, read more about decorating tips for new homes on the next page. Before the saws buzz and the dust flies, specify one room as your headquarters.


But where can you find such a boundless source of design inspiration? We asked interior designers to share 51 of their favorite interior design ideas—and all of them are ready for your perusal, below. And if vintage style isn’t your thing, you can still embrace salvaged decor.

Charm With Light Green Shiplap

“We installed smooth beams on the ceilings and tied in the same wood tones on the frame of the chair, mantel top, even the frame of the art to carry the warmth through the room.” “We wanted to create a space that really captured the client’s personality,” designers Dekay & Tate say. “This space is very expressive, vibrant, creative and nods to a fun, mid-century, groovy style.” This light and bright living room, also designed by Desiree Burns of D Burns Interiors, makes use of a statement pendant in the center of the room.