The home-buying process can be a long experience. Once you finally get a home, it can be like a huge weight is lifted off of your shoulders. While you want to unpack and be sure to relax a little bit, the next thing on your agenda will be to decorate your new home. If you put this off too long, it can feel like you are living in a hotel.
Decorating can be a fun experience, but also one that can be overwhelming at times, as you have an entire home to decorate. If you are struggling with where to start, we’re here to help. This blog post is going to go over four things to do after a move in terms of decorating your new home.
Make it Your Own
The first thing to do is find a way to make it your own. When you first move into a space, it might not represent you at all, and you need to change that. Be sure to add furniture you like, change up where the art is hung, and do anything else you’d like to make the space feel like your home, and not like a long-term vacation rental.
You can get as creative as you want. You could even utilize a service such as Instapainting to turn your favorite family photo into a one-of-a-kind piece of art. Whatever you decide to do, you want to begin doing it relatively quickly so your house feels like a home.
In order for your decor to shine and look great, your home needs to be organized. Nothing ruins the look of a good space or room quite like clutter. So while decorating your home with new pieces, take time to put things away at the same time and ensure every item and piece of clothing has a home.
In addition to helping your new home look better, being organized can also help it function better. Organization helps prevent you from losing things as often, and ensures you can always find and gain access to an item right when you need it.
Incorporate Your Favorite Colors
Of course, it is your house, so you want to utilize your favorite colors throughout the space. This can help you feel more at home, and enjoy the space more. Whether it is furniture, art, decor, rugs or anything else, there are several ways to incorporate your favorite colors into your new home.
If you are struggling to see and decide which colors work well together, consider using a color wheel. This can help you to see which colors may clash, and which will complement each other well. Of course, it is your house, and you can decorate it however you want, so if you don’t feel like sticking to certain rules, you don’t have to.
Create (and Stick to) a Budget
While decorating a new home is fun, it can also be expensive. If you simply buy everything you see that you like and do everything at once, the costs will add up and you may be unable to afford it. As a result, be sure to create a budget when it comes to decorating your home.
Look at your finances, and know how much you can comfortably spend. Do your best to stay under that budget, as well. Things can be tempting, but self-control is very important. If you like something, but there isn’t room in the budget, make a note of it and revisit it in the future.
While unpacking is an important part of moving into a new home, you also want to make the effort to decorate it. These tips can help ensure your new house looks great and starts to feel like a home.