If you are moving to a new home and starting fresh. Don’t feel overwhelmed. Here are four new home decorating tips when you’re starting from scratch You’ll see that decorating your new home is fun and much easier than you think.
Pick A Decorating Style
First thing first. You need to choose the design style you want for your home’s interior. That’s already halfway to complete. An easy rule of thumb is to use the same style for the interior as the home’s exterior. With an architectural home style like ranch or craftsman, dark, rich wood pieces, clean-lined furniture and lots of earth tones work well.
Break Down Your Plan By Room
Don’t make an amateur mistake by trying to decorate the whole house at once. You need to prioritize what rooms are most important to you and make a decorating plan, one room at a time. Maybe you’ll want to start with your living room, bedroom, and laundry room. Pick two or three rooms maximum and plan to decorate them one at a time.
Matching all the rooms in the house is a design myth. If you decide you want a transitional bedroom but a modern living room, go for it! Your home will have far more personality when you decorate from scratch, one room at a time. Just be sure to add a unifying element to all the rooms for flow, like a certain color, or a decor item in the home’s architectural design style.
Prioritize Your Biggest Piece In The Room
Your biggest piece of furniture in the room usually the most important and most expensive. That’s why it’s important to start with that one piece and work your way from there. In a dining room, start with the dining table. For your living room, choose your sofa or sectional first. In your bedroom, the bed is the most important piece in the room.
The Cheapest and easiest way to transform your room is by paint. Repaint each room in a color of your choice. Now is not the time to be safe — choose a vibrant, bold or rich color. Even a neutral mocha shade or light grey can make more impact than plain white. And the best part is if you don’t like it, you can always repaint it.