Decorating a New Home

Moving can be an exhilarating experience, especially if it’s your first house. One of the primary things that you must tackle is turning a house into your home. The following are some tips for decorating a new home:

Don’t buy everything at once

When you first move in, those empty walls and sparse bookshelves can be daunting. While you will want to infuse your personality into every aspect of your house right away, you should take your time. Start by purchasing essential pieces and some decorations. In the following months, buy items here and there as you see them. This will save you from splurging on things that you think you need to fill space in an empty home.

Invest in big ticket items

While you are purchasing the essentials, be attentive to what you are spending your money on. You should invest in items like large pieces of furniture and necessary appliances. Don’t spend a lot of money on top of the line wine bottle openers or expensive coasters. Spending more money now on better quality things can ultimately save you money in the long run.

Avoid buying sets

Furniture showrooms often create the idea that in order to have a perfectly decorated living room you have to buy a complete set. However, doing so would make your home look just like those furniture showrooms! Instead purchase some pieces in a set, like a bed frame and matching dresser, but find end tables somewhere else. Mixing and matching will show that you spent time finding the perfect items for your house, and not like a store picked them out for you.

Add personal touches

Finally, don’t be afraid to get creative! Instead of spending money on all new cabinets, consider painting them and adding new hardware. Being resourceful will also save you money. Visit thrift stores and yard sales for items like picture frames and small knick-knacks that will give your home a personal touch that only you could create!

 

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Sources:

http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/17899330/list/How-to-Decorate-When-You-re-Starting-Out-or-Starting-Over

http://www.hgtv.com/decorating-basics/6-tips-for-decorating-your-first-home/index.html

 

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