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New build renovation ideas

January 10, 2023 1 min read

It’s often said that new build homes have no character. But rather than letting this put you off, you could choose to take it as a challenge to create your own character.

That’s the philosophy of interiors blogger Bonnie, known on Insta as @the_lee_bees_homeA home should be a reflection of the things that make you happy and a new build can be the perfect blank canvas to make your vision into reality...

Bonnie's favourite renovation is the lounge, creating a new chimney breast wall and swapping the carpet for a rug, to give it a warm and cosy feel.

Bonnie's favourite renovation is the lounge, creating a new chimney breast wall and swapping the carpet for a rug, to give it a warm and cosy feel.

One of the most painstaking changes was painting a stripy feature wall in the bedroom, with stunning results.

One of the most painstaking changes was painting a stripy feature wall in the bedroom, with stunning results.

The hallway bannister has gone from white to black, with mirror frames, pictures and accessories to match.

The hallway bannister has gone from white to black, with mirror frames, pictures and accessories to match.

Bonnie has a huge love for rustic wood furniture, so this table and matching shelves are a dream come true.

Bonnie has a huge love for rustic wood furniture, so this table and matching shelves are a dream come true.

A new coat of paint and natural wood accessories have transformed the bathroom, which is stocked with Hampton and Astley's indulgently thick Egyptian cotton towels.

A new coat of paint and natural wood accessories have transformed the bathroom, which is stocked with Hampton and Astley's indulgently thick Egyptian cotton towels.

Want to look around more beautiful homes or read helpful tips on caring for your new homewares? You'll find lots more inspiration on the homepage of our blog.