One of the greatest joys in life is buying a home and moving into your new property. However, it can be a daunting experience also, especially with decorating. How can you transform your living space and make it look inviting while also reflecting your style? If you do it right, you’ll have an aesthetically pleasing and comfortable home.
Conversely, it’ll look like a mixed bag of colours, fabrics, and furniture that will fail to congeal appropriately. However, with some planning, budgeting, and the tips below, you’ll give yourself much better odds of succeeding than you otherwise would.
Don’t start shopping at the furniture stores
There’s a saying that you should never shop at the grocery if you’re hungry as it will only lead to poor decisions. And this holds when it comes to furniture stores. Don’t go panic shopping because your home’s empty. Yes, we know that you’ll have to get a sofa. However, if you decide to purchase one immediately without taking any measurements or considering the space as a whole, you’ll only waste your money. The furniture you get must fit the space, not the other way around, or it’ll look awkward. So do the groundwork first before you begin making any purchases. This way, you’ll be able to pick the right items like a coffee table or silk lamp shades to elevate your living space.
Base your design on routine
You can make your daily life a breeze with select accessories and furniture pieces. For example, if you’re someone who tends to drop your belongings as soon as you walk into your home, having a drawer console on the entryway where you can put your mail or keys can make things more convenient. Or, if drawers aren’t an option, a tray, bowl, or any other sculptural container will do. Another example is a stool or bench that can slide underneath the console to lace up your shoes without taking up too much floor space or a wall-mounted mirror to give yourself a final check before leaving. Always remember that function is just as important as the form is in decorating a home.
Stick to a neutral colour
Paint is a considerable element of a home because it sets the tone and atmosphere of the living space but also because it guides the design direction for decor. While a bold colour palette might show off your personality better, there are more reasons to stick to neutral colours. For starters, it can show off the textures and furnishings better. Moreover, they can work with almost any style, so you’ll have an easier time picking your decorations. Thus, it makes sense to keep to a neutral colour.
Lastly, try to have fun while decorating your home. It can be tedious and time-consuming, but the more you enjoy it, the easier it will be. If there’s enough money in the budget, hire an interior designer or decorator. It will make the job much easier than it would be.