Decorating your new home is easier than you think! Keep reading!
Just gone through the nerve-wracking yet delightful experience of buying your first home? Kudos! That’s a step many people won’t get to experience. However, you are not truly done with the house until you finish the interior decorating business. Only then will you truly feel at home.
Interior decoration can be quite challenging, especially when you are mentally and physically exhausted from the buying and moving process. Therefore, you need to plan for your interior decoration project well.
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7 Tips for Decorating Your Home
Here are a few tips to follow when looking to decorate your home’s interior:
1. Get the Hard Parts Out of the Way
The hard parts in interior decorating are painting, putting up or tearing down shelves, and making sure your floor looks the way you want it to. These are the heavy lifting activities that require immediate attention before you even move in. If you get all your furniture and stuff in place before figuring out what you’ll do with the walls and floors, you likely won’t do anything at all. The task will seem more difficult than when the house is still empty.
2. Declutter the New Home
Remember when your rented apartment had nothing but the bare minimum? That is how most people start out. However, over time, you acquire new tastes and start buying more stuff. Things then start piling up in the house. When it’s time to move, you’ll realize that you have tons of stuff to pack. Chances are that there will be things that you no longer use—because you dropped some interests along the way as acquired new ones. Declutter the new house to make it spacious by doing away with the things you don’t need. Decluttering will also give you room to fill with new things when the need arises.
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3. Reconsider Heavy Furniture
If a piece of furniture has captured your heart, think about its weight and the logistics of moving it. Heavy furniture can be a nightmare when you are moving. The furniture probably won’t even fit the new home as well as it did the previous one. Get lightweight furniture, which are easy to move and rearrange. It’s even better if the furniture is the type that you can easily take apart, or if it can be modified as needed. If you have heavy furniture that cannot be easily modified, consider selling them off before moving. You can then buy new furniture for the new house.
4. Consider Professional Help
You can decorate your home by yourself, especially if you have before. However, if you are a first-time homeowner, it may take a few trial and errors to bring out your vision. If you have the time and patience, by all means, do the interior decoration by yourself. However, working with a professional interior designer could go a long way in helping you realize the potential of your home. Moreover, you’ll get your vision realized sooner.
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5. Minimize Accessories
Checking out a house on sale can be magical. Why do some homes on sale grab people’s attention? Sometimes, it’s all about presentation. The house may not be showy but could have the right amount of everything, which will make it look well balanced. Design principles applied with simplicity provide balance. Try to balance your accessories to recreate that model home.
6. Don’t Let the Momentum Fizzle Out
You need to complete at least half of the interior decorating while you are still pumped up to do it. You can’t wait for the energy to fade away and start procrastinating. Remember, the longer you wait, the more you are likely to get back into your routine, and the more other things will demand your attention. If you have taken work leave, don’t wait around till you start working again to start decorating. At the very least, tackle the hard parts of decorating and leave the simple stuff for later.
7. It Takes Time to Get Things Right
You may not get things right the first time; don’t be too hard on yourself. It’s normal to change the home decor several times during the first year until you find an arrangement that captures your taste. Also, getting things wrong is not the same as not making an effort. Making wrong moves brings you closer to the right one. Every time you get part of the decoration wrong, you learn what you don’t like. Perfection will come down at its own time. If you have just bought your first home, decorating it may seem like a never-ending task. You’ll have to experiment with different ideas to make your home cozy and match your taste. Following the tips above will make it easier for you to carry out your home decoration project.