Liz Hanley is excited to decorate her new home in Barton Hills, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, with the help of her power tools and a pizza! Photo Courtesy: Andy Piper
When we are first moving into a home, it is a grand occurrence which begins a new chapter in our lives. It also points out the need to decorate this new space to the best of our abilities. There are many ways we can do that, but the basics remain the same no matter how we approach the subject matter.
Here are some of the simplest tips you can use when you start your decorating spree:
Cleaning out the old place
This is the first and most basic step, as we all know, because it begins the definition of change. You should begin by downsizing your old home’s possessions to an acceptable degree, as the transition will give you a chance to change your style entirely. After all, if you’re not using a grand amount of your possessions, then you could easily exchange them for different ones at this important turning point.
You could donate your excess to charities or sell them via classifieds websites and still gain something in the process.
Beginning with the Bedroom
Why the bedroom? The answer is simple; this is a place that you will frequent as well as the fact that it will literally be the first room you will have to prepare when you arrive at your new home. You should make sure the room mirrors your personality and tastes to the best of your ability.
For example, if you are a bit of a night person, then make sure the place is fitting and soothing to your way of life. If you are an early bird, then combine that with lighter colors and a more lively overall look. The most important thing to remember is that this will be a room that will play a pivotal role in the years to come, so choose wisely.
Matt relocates to a new home in Berlin, Germany – Photo Courtesy: Matt Biddulph
Knowing exactly how much to spend, and on what, is key to having a good decoration spree. You should carefully balance your finances to ensure you can cover the entire home. Although a lot of things may look interesting and worthy of being in your home, you should still stick to a basic budget which will constrain you. This will help in the long run however, especially if you feel literally bound to make sure your home looks perfect.
Matching and diversity
Although, in many cases, you will feel the need to have matching interiors around your home, that must not be the case all the time. You can do a lot better with a bit of diversity in your home, especially if that can help when you’re not living alone but with several family members. After all, each and every one of us has different, often unique tastes which clash and evolve overtime.
Furniture try-out at Varla’s new home – Photo Courtesy: Varla’s Drive
This is an excellent opportunity to avoid the uniformity of catalogue decorations and, instead, moving on to something truly close to the heart. You can also stick to a certain theme for each room of your home, if you feel inclined to do so due to personal preferences.
Cindy Davis has great passion for household maintenance and organizing projects. Recently, Cindy has been writing mainly about cleaning, home improvement and home decoration related matters.