Increase curb appeal by adding lush landscaping to your yard. Choose from a variety of native and non-native plants to help your yard flourish.
Plant palm trees to increase shade and create a tropical, Florida-inspired result. Add oak trees for a beautiful, rustic finishing touch. Make your own oasis with lush greenery including shrubs, bushes, and vines. Add color to your landscaping design with annual or perennial Florida native flowers such as milkweed, beach sunflowers, azaleas, and purple coneflowers. Choose a finishing touch to enhance visual appeal like wood mulch, which retains soil moisture, or gravel pebbles, which ward off weeds.
Choose a color scheme that complements your home’s structural design. Lighter colors can help you keep your home cooler — enabling you to cut energy costs during the hot summer months.
Brown, tan, and white are many homeowners’ go-to neutral colors. Choose cool-toned neutrals such as grey or green for understated elegance. Make a statement with a red, yellow, or blue exterior.
Incorporating large windows in your home’s design helps each room feel more spacious and open. Large windows also let in maximum natural light, which can help you cut energy costs. What’s more, natural light livens up your living space and can benefit your mental and physical health, sleep quality, and more.
Control how much light gets in by adding finishing touches such as sheer curtains, adjustable shades, or a combination of both.
Florida Design Ideas For Your Home’s Interior
Open Floor Plan
As a home design trend established in the 1950s, open floor plans are a great way to keep the main living areas of your home connected. Open floor plans allow for better traffic flow and make socializing between rooms easy.
Open floor plans give you the flexibility to design your home according to how you use it and what’s best for your lifestyle. Use your furniture to unify or separate each living space. Arrange larger furniture pieces, such as your couch or dining room table, to create distinct spaces in your home. Turn your furniture toward the room’s center and place them along the walls to create one unified space that’s open and inviting.
While Florida is known for its hot, humid weather, many homes contain fireplaces. If you choose to live in North Florida, you’ll appreciate a fireplace when the temperature drops below freezing. Other parts of the state can experience cold weather. A fireplace adds a nice, cozy touch your family will appreciate on those occasional cold nights.
Customize your mantel to make your fireplace match the rest of your design. Use stone to complement a natural, rustic style. Select a white mantel with a sleek, angular design to match an elegant, modern style.
Monochromatic Color Scheme
Creating a color scheme you love will help you make your house feel that much more like home. Monochromatic color schemes are currently trending in home design. Start with your main neutral color on the walls. Use light colors on your walls, ceilings, and floors to increase energy efficiency.
Add variety with your backsplashes, countertops, cabinets, hardware, and other parts of your home. Implement different tones and shades of your chosen color palette throughout each of these features. Incorporate different patterns and textures in your home’s furniture and decorations to keep your design interesting. Change it up with an occasional pop of color.
For many, the kitchen serves as the main focal point of the house — a place where memories are made and family and friends gather. Design your kitchen to make room for these memories to be made. Maximize your storage space by including plenty of cabinetry. Place high-top seats at your kitchen counter to ensure there is plenty of seating. Add a kitchen island for more prep space, and include seating, cabinets, or both in your kitchen island to optimize your square footage.
Create a Custom Home With Jacobsen Homes
At Jacobsen Homes, our dedicated design team will work with you to create the home you love. You can customize your manufactured home with many highly sought-after characteristics including energy-efficient features, luxury materials, spacious rooms, and more.
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