Moving to a new home is an exciting time of change. You probably already purged in preparation for the move, but now you’re tasked with decorating your new space. Feeling lost? Here are some tips for decorating a new home to get you started.
Make a Budget
When you’re preparing to decorate your new home, the first thing you need to do is decide on a budget. It’s easy to get carried away when decorating and end up spending far too much money on a single piece of furniture that you later realize you didn’t actually need or could have gotten cheaper. To avoid similar mistakes, create a budget that details how much you can afford overall and how much you want to spend in each category.
Evaluate Your Needs
If you’re moving into your new house from another house or apartment, you’ll already have some furniture and decorations from your past living situation. However, your new house may be bigger or a different style than your last home. As such, you’ll likely need to buy some new furniture and décor for your house. But don’t rush out and buy things just to fill the empty space; consider which items you actually need and buy accordingly. It’s also helpful to buy in stages; purchase the items you need most first and less necessary items later.
Decide on a Style
Before you begin decorating, decide on the style you’d like the house to have. There are many to choose from—perhaps you’ve always dreamed of a modern-style home or a cozy farmhouse style kitchen. A new house is a blank slate and your opportunity to decorate in your dream style.
Focus on One Room at a Time
Furnishing and decorating a whole, empty house can feel overwhelming, so it helps to take things one room at a time. Make a list of rooms in order of priority and tackle the top rooms first. Once you’ve finished decorating those, move on to the others. If you’re unsure of where to start, begin with the rooms you spend most of your time in, like the kitchen, the living room, or your bedroom.
Accessorize the Space
Once you’ve completed the basic layout and furnishing of your new home, it’s time to focus on the fun part: decorations! Add some rugs, throw pillows, wall art, and other fun accessories to each room. For a cohesive look, choose décor that complements the style you’ve chosen for each room.
These tips for decorating a new home will make your transition into your new space fun and easy. And soon, when you’ve decorated each room to your liking, your new place will truly become a home.