Homes don’t always come exactly as we want them. Sometimes a few customizations are in order. Occasionally, you might be left with an unfortunate color scheme, but more often than not, homes are passed on from one owner to the next with much of their personality stripped away, leaving a blank space in which to create the home you envision. If you’ve just recently purchased your first home in the NoMa DC area, you may be facing this realization for the first time. On the other hand, if this isn’t your first time in a new home, you may still be wondering how to handle the foundations of your new interior design. Here are some tips to help ease the process of settling into a new home and making it your own.