Moving into a new home is exciting because it is a great achievement and can be the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. However, it is also a time of uncertainty, especially when it comes to decoration. How do you decorate a home to make it look its best while also ensuring it embodies your personal sense of style? You want everything to work together to create a harmonious, comfortable, and happy home. Here are some tips to follow to have a better chance of achieving this.
Know Your Measurements
Before you start buying things for the house, such as furniture, you should have all the necessary measurements. These measurements will help you get furniture and decor in line with the dimensions and scale of the different rooms you will put it in.
It is also a good idea to start making mental notes of what will go where when taking these measurements. Doing so will make things a lot easier when shopping for them. It will also help you budget accordingly and think about where to spend money now and what you will add in the future.
Create a Floor Plan
You should then use the measurements you have to create a floor plan. You can do so with a pen and paper, but numerous apps make doing so much easier.
Choose Your Furniture, Decide Where it Goes
Although furniture is not strictly decoration, it plays a crucial role in how good the home looks and how functional it is. If you already have furniture, it will be a matter of deciding where it will go so it contributes the most to how the home looks and feels.
If you are buying new furniture, consider the rest of your decor, the type of home and how you want to use the furniture, and where you will place it. All these will dictate the material, style, and color of the furniture.
You also need to think about where you will place different pieces. For example, you can get a white low table for the living room to be the room’s centerpiece, or use a similar coffee table on the entryway for placing things like keys. Place a mirror above it and accentuate it with some pictures and other decor to make it look even better.
For the kitchen or an outdoor sitting area, you should consider getting a dinette furniture set. These come in lots of colors and designs so you can easily find one that fits perfectly in or outside your home.
If you have already decided where everything will go, you can start placing it there. However, it is still a good idea to get some inspiration from the pros, especially when it comes to choosing additional decor such as artwork.
You can check online, with platforms like Instagram and Pinterest being particularly useful for this.
Proper planning, budgeting and thinking carefully about what you need and where everything will go will help make decorating a new home much easier and faster. Do not forget to keep an eye on your budget and think about what you need now and what you can buy later.