Complete the Interior Design of Your House With Key Details

By Toll Brothers 2 minute read

Last updated on December 18th, 2019

The saying “it’s all in the details” is especially relevant when it comes to interior design, where the details make all the difference. From filling those often-overlooked spaces, to solving the challenge of a blank wall, we’ve got you covered with creative decorating tips that will help you put the perfect finishing touches on your décor.


Filling the Gaps

Every home seems to have an awkward area or two that beckons to be filled. There are some beautiful ways you can add interest to these empty spaces and tie them in with the rest of your décor. Some of the most common challenges include:


No matter its size, a decorated hallway can add so much to a home. Since the hallway is an area of transition from one space to another, it should all visually connect. A neutral paint and elegant lighting go a long way in brightening up the space, while a sideboard and a mirror or wall art add interest. You can use furniture that is simple and unassuming or grand and elaborate. Just be sure to keep the look in-line with the rest of your décor and maintain the balance of the space.


Under the Stairs

Some staircases are open underneath, creating an area that can often be unique in size and shape. If the space is small, an interesting chair and side table might fill it, but a larger area creates more opportunity. Storage is a functional way to utilize this alcove. Custom-sized drawers and closet doors can be made to accommodate the items your family uses most. Another option is to create a home office area with built-in bookshelves and a desk. A reading nook can be a stunning solution that transforms an empty recess into an intimate and unexpected space. Pinterest is full of more clever ways to make the most of your unused staircase surroundings.


Dressing Blank Walls

Staring at a blank wall can put decorating fear in the hearts of many. But you don’t need to feel intimidated. Start by looking for a favorite painting that can maximize the impact of your space. If you have a large wall, consider two-piece artwork. You can also adorn a wall with a large statement mirror or an assortment of smaller mirrors to add depth and interest to a room. A grid gallery of photographs is a popular option that lends itself to both modern and traditional decors. The trick here is to display your images in a perfect grid of identical frames.


Accessorizing Your Space

Accessories are the ultimate finishing touch for the interior design of a house, and the options are endless. One of our favorite accessory trends is adding plants to your space, including a Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree or succulents. Lighting is also an impactful, double-duty accessory that brightens a space in all kinds of ways. Find some of our top lighting picks at Progress Lighting, including floor lamps, track lighting, table lamps, sconces, and chandeliers. Finally, of all the accessory options, one of the best for personalizing a space is a beautiful rug. We especially love the options from Karastan.

When it comes to your interior design, finishing touches are never final. You can always switch out rugs, pillows, plants, artwork, and other accessories with the colors and textures of each season, or just because. Changing out your accessories is also an easy way to keep your look up-to-date. For more decorating ideas, check out Toll Brothers Pinterest page.


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Toll Brothers, an award-winning FORTUNE 500 company founded in 1967, is the nation's leading builder of luxury homes. Embracing an unwavering commitment to quality and customer service, Toll Brothers currently builds in 24 states nationwide, and is a publicly owned company with its common stock listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: TOL). 2021 marks the 10th year Toll Brothers has been named to FORTUNE magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies® list. Toll Brothers also has been honored as national Builder of the Year by BUILDER magazine, and was twice named national Builder of the Year by Professional Builder magazine.


    1. Tom Van Loan says:

      In your ad for Newtown Woods Fairfield Ct you show a bedroom set in the Alton Grand II model. I am trying to locate the manufacturer of said bedroom set. Can you please help me. Thank you for your assistance.
      Tom Van Loan
      516 697-5008

      • Toll Brothers says:

        Hi Tom, we are unable to provide this information to you. However, this model was furnished by BA Staging and Interiors. You can contact them via their website here –

        We hope this helps answer your question.

        • Brandon says:

          Does Toll Brothers use different interior designers in different states? I’m looking for a referral for Northern California or a designer that can do virtual interior design.


          • Toll Brothers says:

            Hi Brandon, yes, we partner with various interior design firms when decorating our model homes. Savannah Design Group and Ryan Young Interiors are two firms that we’ve worked with in Northern California. We recommend visiting their websites and reaching out for more information. Thanks!

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