Buying and decorating our first new house is a true life event, for most of us! And of course, the majority want to make their new house feel like ‘home’, as soon as possible. For those, who have lived at their parents’ home, or shared rental accommodation, there’s not much to take across, other than the rug, wall-décor and a table lamp or two. Besides, many first home-buyers, take out a large loan and also use up their savings to manage deposits and closing costs. After buying their property, they realize, they have very little money left to decorate it and make it their ‘home’.
Some of us are good at DIY and handyman jobs and can get down to all the renovation jobs the property requires. But the ‘To do’ list can be long, and take away many weekends and quality time. It depends on the state of the property and the level of perfection you wish to achieve. But it can be a stressful experience. The following decoration tips for a new home can help manage the decoration of your home, tastefully and with a minimum of stress.
Decoration For Your New Home – Pace Yourself.
One of the easiest things to do is to take your time in deciding what needs doing first. Many first homeowners get carried away with the excitement of their new purchase, and rush to buy as many items as possible. In the shortest possible time. Without so much as even getting a feel for the place. Invariably making rushed purchases and blunders, they regret later.
Ideally, you want to spend a little time by yourself and familiarize yourself with the design of the new home, before deciding what to put in it. Other than the bare essentials, it is okay to live in an ‘empty’ home with older furniture and fittings in the early months. So, feel free to use whatever you can from your previous home, cleaning, polishing, and repairing as you go along. Not surprisingly, you will find new uses for older items and even continue using them as part of the new furniture. Without the need to spend valuable money, unnecessarily.
Decoration Tips For A New Home – Plan Your Purchases.
Great home design is not something you achieve by chance! If the goal is to create a welcoming, comfortable, and inviting living space, you need to plan for it. First, decide on the look you want to achieve. What kind of a theme appeals the most? What color schemes and lighting can bring out the best in every room? What kind of furnishings will complement the theme? What about accessories? Does it all fit in with the current trend?
Before deciding on any major purchases, prepare a plan and a visual map of the intended living space, as these will dictate the design choices. Remain open-minded, and accepting of changes to set ideas you may have about the particular way a room should look. Be flexible on what works best, balancing cost with practicality. The excitement of a new home often blurs the reality, and homeowners find themselves with a load of unwanted purchases. And unwanted credit card bills to along with them.
Look Out For Trends
Home TV channels, magazines, and home furnishing stores double up as simple avenues to explore new ideas. Visits to Home Depot, Lynn’s Furniture store, Soft Square, and other stores are a great way to beat the Pembroke Pines humidity and surround yourself with quality home-furnishing ideas and helpful tips, at the same time. These can help in outfitting your new home with the ideal furniture design, and create your comfortable retreat.
Pick up on the latest furniture and decoration trends as they will have the longest life. The minimalist-chic look has been trending forever, and will likely continue. If that appeals to you, focus on furnishing design with clean simple lines and an elegant look. Even as the overall design of your home evolves, the timeless feel of its furniture will continue. Also consider the latest accessories and home automation trends, making the rounds today. Inexpensive modern artwork and decorative elements can help project a modern and trendy look. Without stretching your already thin finances.
Remember…Quality Over Quantity
This can be a tough call. Budgeting for quality furniture and furnishings is a balancing act at any time. And more so, right after paying for your new house. But remember, you want to invest in quality materials for your new house, in the interest of longevity. High-quality furniture, fitting, and appliances are expenses to buy upfront, undoubtedly. But they maintain their value over time. Investing in specialist items or ‘collectibles’ can even turn out to be an investment for the future. But quality comes at a price. Try timing your big purchases with sales and other discount periods, to get the savings you need.
Focus On The Room That Matters The Most.
An important decoration tip for a new home is to focus on what is important. Many first homebuyers focus their attention on the kitchen or the bathroom. Or even the living room. The rule of thumb is to focus on the room that you are likely to spend most of your time in. Invariably, people spend a third of their time in the bedroom, and so it warrants the maximum attention and planning.
Another clear benefit of prioritizing and decorating your bedroom is that doubles as your private retreat after a hard day’s work. A comfortable bed, linen, and furnishings go a long way in ensuring a restful sleep and a relaxing mood, while you continue working through your plans. Besides, a good-quality bed is an investment for the future, as much as for your health. A bedroom with relaxing lines, an elegant theme, and calming paintwork is a great place to relax and unwind. Make the bedroom the focus of your efforts.
Taking over the keys to your new house is only the beginning of an exciting journey – not the end. Because, with it starts a new journey of decorating and furnishing it. So, you want to take your time, explore new ideas, and invest in quality items, all the while managing the finances. If you want to make the most of your valuable investment, you must focus on getting the fundamentals in place. Work on the plan, and the rest will fall into place effortlessly. Before you realize it, your new home will end up decorated to your taste. Without the stress.
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