So you’re moving into a new house and one of your main priorities is furnishing it.
It can seem like an intimidating task, especially if you’ve never done it before. Furniture can be expensive, and there’s always the risk of spending the time on furnishing a room, only to realize you don’t like the job you’ve done.
With almost 30,000 furniture stores in the USA, you’re spoiled for choice. Sometimes, however, that’s not always a good thing and can make the task seem overwhelming. It’s important to have a plan.
Bear these tips in mind and furnishing a new home will be more fun than stressful!
Go Through Your Belongings
Chances are, you might already own some furniture and belongings. Go through them and be honest with yourself.
Can you use this? Is it something you actually like or are just hanging onto? Can you comfortably afford to replace it?
When furnishing a house, it’s important you love the end result.
When thinking about how to furnish a house, picking themes is something that will help you center yourself.
The themes can be as elaborate or as simple as you like. Perhaps you want your office themed around your favorite franchise, or maybe you’re happy to stick with using a color pattern as a theme.
Even something simple will help you keep focused on a result you’ll love.
Check Out Marketplaces
Furnishing a new house can get expensive, but online marketplaces for new and used furniture will give you even more choice than the tens of thousands of furniture stores in the country.
Better still, you’ll get better deals.
Research some awesome market places to look into. For example, here is everything you ever wanted to know about Charles and Ray Eames, a great option.
Prioritize the Busy Rooms
If you need to space out your furnishing for the sake of finances or time, prioritize the high-traffic rooms. For example, your living room is likely to see more guests than in your office.
Although the end goal should still be to have every room just as you like it, prioritizing busy rooms is more important.
Don’t Crowd a Room
Less is more, so when furnishing a new house, try to be minimalist! That way it’s also easier to move the stuff around whenever you want to switch things up.
Crowding a room can leave you stressed and anxious, so try to keep some space in the home.
Lighting Makes All the Difference
Lighting can make all the difference to furnishing. Pick some pretty string lights for the bedroom, or a strong lamp for a room that doesn’t see much sunlight.
So Does Art!
Decorate your walls with art you love that will complement your furniture!
Sometimes if a room doesn’t look quite right it’s because of the decor, not the furniture itself. Adding some art to the walls can change the entire look and your entire perspective of the room.
Furnishing a New Home Doesn’t Have to Be Stressful
Furnishing a new home can feel like a stressful experience, but it doesn’t have to be. By having a plan in mind and choosing your furniture and decor carefully, you can create an awesome environment in the home that needn’t break the bank.
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