Decorating Your New Home – Tips and Suggestions
Purchasing your first home is a big step. Nothing is more exciting or liberating than having a place to call your own, especially if you’ve suffered through years of apartment living. With your own place, you’ll no longer have to be subjected to stomping neighbors, four-floor walk-ups and begging your jerk of a landlord to fix the leaky faucet in your bathroom. It’s a fresh start and certainly a new chapter in your life, so why not get things off to a great start? Decorating your new home is the most fun, but also most stressful part of getting settled. It’s hard to know where you should start and what you’ll need to buy. There are numerous changes that you’ll have to make and it can’t happen overnight. For an easier transition, check out my tips and suggestions below.
1. Before you purchase new furniture for your home, think about the color schemes you want to incorporate into your new home. Everything from the wall color to the carpet should be taken into account. If you’re dissatisfied with the current decor, consider painting or putting up new wallpaper before you move in all of your furniture and household items. If you are having trouble deciding on a color scheme, choosing neutral earthy colors is usually a safe bet. They will last through many different trends of furniture and they are unlikely to clash with what you currently own.
2. Purchasing to new furniture can be stressful. You need to make sure that you are getting the most out of your money; do plenty of research beforehand. You should be concerned with quality and value. Cheaper imitations of what you really want won’t last nearly as long and they won’t look or feel the same. If your budget doesn’t allow for higher quality items, consider saving up or arranging for a payment plan. Your new home won’t be furnished overnight, so don’t feel stressed if you have to wait a little while to get what you really want.
3. Once you’ve painted and furnished the inside of your home, you should focus on decorating the outside. Curb appeal is everything. If your home doesn’t currently have plants or flowers, consider purchasing some. They will add warmth and a personal touch to your new home. Also, don’t forget about your backyard. You’ll want some high quality, comfortable patio furniture, so that you’ll be prepared to have your friends and family over for lots of summer barbecues.
Congratulations on purchasing your first home. You’ve certainly got a lot of work ahead of you, but don’t be discouraged. Be patient and enjoy the process. It will probably take you years to get your home exactly the way you want it. Don’t rush and you’re sure to be satisfied with the look of your new home.