4 Things You Need To Consider When Decorating Your New Home
Decorating your new home can be overwhelming. The good news is with the right research and planning, you can get exactly what you want.
Decorating Your Home By Planning
Who agrees with the idea that having your own space gives you a liberating feeling? That’s why many young professionals with age brackets of 25-40 years old love to get their place. The excitement of getting your own place is a whole lot of thrill.
When you think of it, you need to plan deliberately how will you handle and manage the preparation. And to be honest, while it is so fun and thrilling it is really laborious.
But why kill the fun when you can truly make the entire experience worth remembering.
Decorating Your New Home
When we purchased our townhome over 15 years ago, the internet was in its infancy and wasn’t much of an option. I relied on good old-fashioned leg work and research to discover my style and taste.
Whether you live in a townhouse or apartment building, you still want the best advice when decorating your home.
Thankfully, today, the world is at your fingertips and decorating your home is so easy and information widely accessible.
Here are 4 essential things you should know and prepare in designing and planning your own space.
Check the Place First
It might seem ridiculous to say this but you need to physically examine your place before you sign the lease or purchase agreements.
I know lots of folks who either purchase or rent via the internet and never get a chance to inspect until they move in. You can avoid many potential issues planning way ahead in the process.
It pays that you visit your prospect apartment, condo, or a pad before you actually purchase or rent it.
Checking the place personally gives you an upfront idea on how you will prepare on things. The photos you have seen online might be attractive, that is why you made the leap. And seeing it in person will also give you a vibe that the place is really for you.
Decorating By Pre-Planning
Paying a visit first to your new place is essential and you can actually raise questions to the landlord.
You can ask some specifics like the dimension of the floor area. Also, will it be OK if you install something on the walls? You’ll also want to ask if you change the wallpapers or have them repainted.
It’s a good idea to raise all of these questions very early on in the process. That’s why it’s essential to see the new place and inspect it carefully.
Choice of Fixture and Furniture
You have now finally chosen your new place; it is small, quite cozy just perfect for you. The window bay is an ideal spot for late-night book reading. The floor area is spacious, there is enough space to roam around from your living room to your kitchen.
And you discovered a great spot to position your new bed frame. What a great choice of space! Did you know that the wrong choice of your fixtures and furniture can really make your decor look out of balance?
Choosing your fixture and furniture will significantly affect your room space. The wrong choice of furniture will immensely affect the entire balance and aesthetics of your room.
If your place is small and cozy, opt to buy a Convertible Chair Sleeper Sofa. The dual-purpose one, you can convert it from a simple sofa chair to a comfortable bed. We own one and love using it for company.
Invest in great fixtures like brass ceiling lights which are trending right now and make use of the walls (if it’s allowed by your landlord). Do not cram your floor area and always make sure that there is space to roam around and a breathing space for all the furniture.
A full room is not suitable for you and your health as well as it limits the air coming in.
It’s OK To Ask For New Stuff!
Obviously, it might mean a bump in your rental fee but don’t let that stop you. You can still make the changes happen on your own as there are a lot of online kitchen cabinets sellers that offer custom-made or ready-made kitchen cabinets at a very affordable price.
Think About Cabinet Options
The good thing with these offers is you can freely choose between a pre-made cabinet or built it from scratch and provide custom measurements to the manufacturer. But we highly suggest going with pre-assembled kitchen cabinets since most of these pre-assembled cabinets are retrofit to a specific space.
It means they fit perfectly in an area you allotted, and all you need is to install them. No hard work required, if you are not confident enough to perform it by yourself, call a friend or a reliable handyman to assist you.
Stick to a Single Color Theme
If you want a bright room, stick with pastels, white and anything light. If you wish to choose something earthly, choose the nudes and the neutral colors.
You can always add pops of color to your decor too. When decorating your new home, you’ll want it to look and feel inviting and alive. You can still stick to a single color theme and add color too.
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When decorating your home, make sure that you maintain the consistency in choosing your room theme. If allowed by your landlord, you can have your walls repainted according to your preferred colors, or you can select a wallpaper to your liking.
Repainting your walls automatically gives a different vibe, add some wall accessories like frames and paintings. But you can always stick to a more straightforward theme and give off a minimalist style.
If you are decorating your home and it’s a small space, you can use block colors. With this design, it tricks the space of the room that it can actually turn it to look like a more prominent and has a wider area.
This style is a great designing technique, and many interior designers apply this to their projects.
Now you are all settled in your new place, all you need to do is to materialize things and make all the changes in your area. Make it an experience to remember and have fun in redecorating and designing.
Don’t forget to read 14 Flooring Ideas You Need To Think About For Your Home too!
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