Are you worried that your new build seems, well, a bit lacking in personality? Don't despair! We have four tips which will give your home a real injection of character...
1. Most new builds are decorated in magnolia. While there's nothing wrong with this, adding colour to each room will give it a unique feel and let you put your own stamp on it. Once you've done this, take it up a notch by introducing accessories and furnishings, such as bedding and curtains.
2. Carefully decide what furniture you think will add character and personality. If you are crafty you can even upcycle some of your existing pieces to give them a new look. A little creative know-how could allow you to make your own lampshades, storage containers and accessories. The end result? A home of one-off bespoke pieces no-one else will have. And the best bit? It can all be done on a budget.
3. If you have a passion or hobby - it could be cycling, dancing or wildlife for example - introduce it into your home. Use this theme to add accents to your interior, through accessories such as photos, soft furnishings or trinkets.
4. Artwork and prints are a great way of instantly adding personal touch to a room. Why not choose photographs of the family to display on the walls, or showcase the places you have visited which hold special memories? This will make the house feel more homely and exclusive. In a similar vein, you could always pick up artwork and pieces from your travels and trips - this can inject personality into any scheme.