Moving into a new home can be as stressful as it is exciting, especially if you have just moved out or transitioned from renting to buying a property. This is the perfect opportunity to put your stamp onto the house and make your personality shine through.
Furnishing and decorating are the easiest ways to make your house a home. Here are some tips to help you to furnish and style your home.
The first stage of styling your new home happens during the moving process, or even before you get your stuff into the property. If possible, take measurements of the empty rooms and visualize where you want your furniture to go. This means that, on moving day, you already know how you plan to lay things out.
Another way to make moving day run smoothly is to store as much furniture as possible in storage units. These units are useful if you are temporarily living in smaller accommodations before the move, but they also come in handy when you want to pack things out of your previous home as quickly as possible.
Your furniture can be stored safely and securely, then delivered to your new front door ready to arrange.
When it comes to furniture, you need to consider function first and foremost. You might have the most beautiful table in the world, but if everything you put on it slides off, it doesn’t exactly function as a good table, does it?
However, this doesn’t mean that you should only get the most boring, standard furniture that you can find. There is plenty of room for style in the design of your furniture.
A good practice to get into is to keep an eye out for stunning standout pieces of furniture in thrift stores or online marketplaces. You can sometimes find a work of art that perfectly complements your style, and without having to break the bank.
For example, if you opted for a neutral color scheme in your living room, then a cream-colored boucle sofa will make a lovely and comfortable focal point. A minimalist wood-and-glass coffee table would then finish off the look of your seating area.
One of the best ways to save money when it comes to furnishing and decorating your home is to find out what you can do yourself. While you might not be able to make a chair yourself, you might be able to find a cheap and beaten-up chair and upcycle it into something that’s perfect for your home.
You can also tackle a lot of other jobs, such as painting the walls. Doing these things yourself isn’t just cheaper, but it’s satisfying as well.
If you’re stuck for inspiration, then there’s no harm in checking out the latest interior design trends. True, they might not all speak to you, but you’re more than likely to find something that you can use in your new home.
One thing to watch out for when looking at trends for inspiration is falling into the trap of valuing a trend over your personal preferences. The most important thing about your decor is that you like it. Trends come and go, but your personality should be stamped on your home.
If you like something, then go for it.