Model Home Tour: Design Takeaways

Over the weekend I toured some nearby model homes in a new housing development. I love peeking into model homes to look for creative design ideas. These designers/stagers had some great takeaways which I was going to share on Instagram but instead decided they were worthy of a blog post.

I shot these with a cell phone so the quality is not as good as if I had brought my dSLR camera, but they capture the the spaces and details adequately enough. I’ll share more closeups and video in today’s Instagram stories.

Think bigger: display large scale art instead of a gallery wall of smaller frames.

Model Home Tour: Design Takeaways

 

Turn macramé curtains into a bed canopy.

Home &Amp; Garden Model Home Tour: Design Takeaways

 

Say yes to subtle patterned wall to wall carpet.

Home &Amp; Garden Model Home Tour: Design Takeaways

 

Classic hue + modern shapes = this opaque blue glass tile mosaic.

Home &Amp; Garden Model Home Tour: Design Takeaways

 

Blend different shapes of porcelain tile flooring.

Home &Amp; Garden Model Home Tour: Design Takeaways

 

Consider rectangular open cabinets instead of floating shelves for storage.

Home &Amp; Garden Model Home Tour: Design Takeaways

For drama, stack rectangular natural stone tiles in a shower.

Home &Amp; Garden Model Home Tour: Design Takeaways

 

Group smaller tables to create one larger interesting coffee table arrangement.

Home &Amp; Garden Model Home Tour: Design Takeaways

 

Tuck an ottoman under nesting tables for texture and/or extra seating.

Home &Amp; Garden Model Home Tour: Design Takeaways

 

Hang wall cubbies asymmetrically in kids rooms.

Home &Amp; Garden Model Home Tour: Design Takeaways

 

Stained wood slats over dark paint make a dramatic backdrop to bookcases.

Home &Amp; Garden Model Home Tour: Design Takeaways

Home &Amp; Garden Model Home Tour: Design Takeaways

 

 

Better in threes: group small pendants in corners or above nightstands.

Home &Amp; Garden Model Home Tour: Design Takeaways

 

Hang white brick wallpaper on one wall for subtle texture.

Home &Amp; Garden Model Home Tour: Design Takeaways

 

Install textured tile in creative stripes inside small showers.

Home &Amp; Garden Model Home Tour: Design Takeaways

 

Display opportunity: Shelves in front of windows.

Home &Amp; Garden Model Home Tour: Design Takeaways

 

 

Small spaces are perfect spots for focal point wall treatments.

Home &Amp; Garden Model Home Tour: Design Takeaways

 

Group same size mirrors together in an abstract wall display.

Home &Amp; Garden Model Home Tour: Design Takeaways

 

Which one is your favorite design element?