The day you went to closing on your new home may have been one of the happiest days of your life, especially if this is your first house. Buying a new place can be exciting and stressful at the same time. Sometimes, you might feel a bit overwhelmed when you think of moving and having so much to do to get settled. You may also wonder where to begin when it comes to decorating your new house. Home decor in an interesting category because it's so unique. No two homes are exactly alike.
The type of home decor your friend or neighbor chooses might be a style very different from your own, but that's okay. It's what decorating is all about. You can arrange your home so that it reflects your personality and style whether that happens to be modern eclectic or primitive country or something altogether different.
What is the first thing when decorating a house?
Even if you're a busy person, you're likely to spend approximately one third of your time at home. Whether you're single or married or married with children, you'll want your home to be comfortable and pleasant. A good logical first step to take when decorating a new home is to determine if you're going to paint anything.
It's always easier to paint rooms, furniture or even exterior items such as steps before you haul all your stuff into the rooms. Painting first also makes it easier to choose color schemes for carpets, window treatments, bed linens and more. Things will feel more organized if your rooms are already painted when you move in.
How can I decorate like a professional?
After everything is painted to your preference, you can get started on room arrangements. The easiest way to decorate like a professional is to hire one. If that's out of the question due to budget constraints or because you simply would like to do the work yourself, there are a few helpful tips to keep in mind.
Professionals have some great tricks to make a color pop or to pull a group of rooms together so the decor feels fluid. If you want to decorate like a professional, make good use of throw pillows and blankets to add color, texture or patterns to your layout. Try to create focal points, either with lighting or artwork and don't forget to arrange items at different heights. Plants are handy for this purpose.
What do I need for home decorations?
In addition to the items mentioned earlier, your options are virtually limitless when it comes to choosing decorations for your new home. If you prefer a streamlined, organized look around the house, then less is more. It's always nice to add a personal touch to home decor, perhaps, a piece of artwork you created or family photos or a cherished sculpture, tapestry or other items you picked up while travelling.
Maybe you're a collector and want to display your treasures. What you need to decorate depends on your goals. It's helpful to think ahead about the look you're trying to achieve, then start making a list of items that can help you bring your decorating dreams to fruition.
How can I make my room look nice?
Your room is a special part of your new home, for sure. Think of it as a respite place where you can go after a long, busy day at work. Maybe you love watching movies in bed on the weekend. Then again, perhaps, reading is more your thing, so a room lined with shelves full of books would bring you joy.
There's no right or wrong way to decorate your room, which is part of the fun. There are a few things that definitely don't make a room look nice, however, such as overflowing trash cans or mounds of scattered laundry all over the floor. Try to imagine what type of room you would like to stay in if you were on vacation. Your room at home may not be as lavish (Then again, if that's your thing, go for it!) but you can incorporate items in your room that make you "feel" like you're on vacation. If you enjoy candlelight, add some candles here or there. Bed linens are a critical component of your private room, so choose carefully. Avoid patterns or color schemes you think are innovative that you might wind up hating after a few weeks.
Wanting your new home to look beautiful and organized is a natural desire. One thing you don't want to overlook is all the plugs and cords you'll have lying around. The average household today contains at least 11 or more electronic devices. If you have televisions and computers in multiple rooms, you'll want to find a way to hide all the cords. A cable sleeve cover might be just the item you'll want at the top of your list when you're getting ready to shop for your new home.
Remember, moving into a new home is an opportunity to decorate it just the way you like it. Think of the time you'll spend entertaining friends and family or hanging out in your pj's all day on a weekend. You'll be making new memories in your new house and decorating it can be part of the fun.