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Charm School: Adding Character to a Builder Home

Decorating ideas for blank rooms in new construction homes

By Kathy Barnes

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If your new house suffers from plain, boxy rooms, you'll love these ideas that give character to plain or recently constructed rooms.

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Living Room by Andrea Schumacher

Problem: Builder home's room can lack display storage.

Solution: Many rooms with a flat wall or a simple fireplace wall can be enhanced with built-in bookshelves.

A wall of shelves
allows you to put your personality on display as well as keep your favorite books at hand. If you're adding built-ins, consider including space for your media collection, too. 

Read Shelving Simplified: 9 Ideas for Living Rooms.
Living Room
by Andrea Schumacher

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