Do you have a residential relocation coming up? Decorating your new home can be exciting and a bit overwhelming. Here are some things to keep in mind when decorating your new home.
1. Don’t Start from Scratch
You probably have some furnishings from your former residence that you like and can build around. If the colors no longer work, you may be able to paint or re-cover. Some familiar pieces will make your home comfortable and homey, while newer touches will keep it fresh.
2. Measure Everything
Become friends with your tape measure. Measure the size of the rooms, ceiling heights, window sizes, and countertops. Knowing these dimensions can help you select everything from curtains to artwork.
3. Define Your Style
You don’t have to have a formal style, such as Boho, traditional, or farmhouse. But you do need to know what you like and don’t like.
Gather several decorating magazines and thumb through them. Then, check out Pinterest and Instagram for ideas. Next, take an interior design quiz. Finally, put together a mood board with ideas you like.
4. Create a Plan
Create a decorating plan and a decorating budget. While you might have one theme overall, such as rustic or Scandi, the rooms can differ.
Set a basic color scheme so that the overall look will seem cohesive. Determine if you’ll use wallpaper, paint, or a combination. The color scheme doesn’t have to be rigid; it can vary from room to room.
5. Take One Room at a Time
You don’t have to tackle the whole house at once. Instead, start with one room at a time, so you don’t feel so overwhelmed.
Begin in each room by finding a focal point, such as a fireplace or large window. Then go from big to small. Choose the main piece of furniture for each room first, then choose the more minor details.
6. Spice Up The Decor With Color
Use accent colors in addition to your basics. For example, if your living room’s focal point is a large window, consider adding a splash of color to your curtains. Consider a colorful area rug beneath the dining room table. A bright piece of art can perk up the space.
7. Take Your Time Shopping
You don’t have to complete each room the first week you move in. As long as you position the main pieces, you can use the room effectively. So, keep looking until you find the perfect item for each space.
8. Consider the Power of Mirrors
Mirrors, if properly placed, can bounce the light all over the room. So consider one in every room and put them perpendicular to the windows rather than across from them.
9. Layer Lighting
Each room should have three types of lighting: ambient, task, and accent. Ambient lights the entire space and often comes from ceiling fixtures. Task lighting is specific to the task and might be found in a reading nook or above kitchen countertops. Accent lighting is decorative.
10. Remember Less is More
Don’t overdo it. Have a little bit of white space — or breathing space — in every room.
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