Designing a home can be a strenuous and difficult undertaking. Whether you have purchased a historic property with hundreds of years of history behind it or built a brand new home, a good design is always in the detail of considerations.
You want to know where exactly to start to keep things organized and mess-free. However, creating a good design scheme is not easy, regardless of the size of your home. Fortunately, there are versatile home décor and strategic planning that you can do to pull off the look you want for your new home.
Always Start With Your Bedroom
Your new bedroom is where you’ll spend almost one-third of your life when you’re at home. Hence, it only fits that you pay extra attention to it.
If you have money to splurge, buy new bedding, and paint the walls with colours that complement with it. If you can still shell out a little more, you can add window treatments. If you’re an early riser, go for a more translucent treatment and a lighter palette of colours.
But if you’re on a constrained budget, prioritize buying the bedding first, just don’t roll back with the thread count.
Buy Only the Items You Need in a Gradual Manner
The idea of furnishing your new home with new furniture items and other embellishments makes you very excited up to the point wherein you buy almost everything that you see in one swipe. And worse, not everything you bought actually suits with your new house. It’s a mistake you need to avoid.
Before you make any significant purchases, live in your new house for at least two to three months. There’s a fine line between how you actually live in the house, and you think you’re going to use it.
Perhaps that $10,000 you’re planning to spend on beefing up the kitchen and dining area for entertainment purposes isn’t quite as important as renovating the bathroom. Thus, evaluate every item and renovation that you’re planning to buy and do to avoid unnecessary spendings.
You Don’t Have to Match Everything
Most retail stores love to preserve the idea among customers that everything around your house must match. They will most likely encourage you to buy everything in sets. Don’t fall into such a trap.
A few pieces with the same style are fine, but anything more than that will give your home the generic, bland look of a furniture showroom. Thus, purchase only the items that reflect your style and personality. Get pieces that has important functionality. You can start by investing in a good modern table lamps, lighting and home decor’ in one.
Also, put into priority the balance, scale, and proportion factors when it comes to buying furniture items for every space of your new home.
Play With Colours
The most economical and easiest way to create a harmonious look and feel for your new home is to play with colours. Decorate and arrange furniture item with similar shades.
Make use of that similarity and make it the unifying wall colour of your living room. If it’s too laborious for you, find accessories, rugs, or curtains with identical colours. These are sure to complement with each other as well as to your interior.
Use Practical Methods to Resolve Designing Issues
Just like most design projects, there are inevitable buffers you will encounter which call for immediate tweaks. But you don’t need to break the bank just to do so. There are excellent alternatives that you can apply so you can save more and put your money to better use.
For instance, if your kitchen cabinets look dull, you can freshen them up with a new coat of paint and new hardware. You don’t have to buy and install expensive and overly decorative cabinet hardware on poorly fabricated woodwork.
Moving into your new home is a landmark, liberating process. The thought of converting an empty shell into an inviting home is just as exciting as the designing process itself. But of course, before you dive in it, it’s also essential to clean and declutter your old space.
Pack the items you will bring with you, hire a removal service, and pare down your belongings to the minimal amount. When you’re all through and done, you’re now ready to move and make a new batch of memories to your new abode!