So, you’ve just bought a brand new home and have a blank slate to fill. For some, this may fill you with excitement, but for others there may be more fear than excitement! Not to worry, we have some fab ideas to get you started.
Theme your Rooms
Picking a theme for each room allows you to create a distinct style in each. This kind of planning is great to start off with, as then you can use it to inform other decisions, like wallpaper and furniture. Don’t be afraid to change the theme if you think it’s not working either!
There’s a lot of software out there that you can use to start planning out these themes. Home design apps will let you import your floorplan then create a mockup of what you want to achieve. This can save you a lot of time and hassle later on, as you can quickly see whether the design works or not.
Create a Budget
The last thing you want to do as a new homeowner is overspend. You most likely have new bills to pay and perhaps a larger mortgage, so you need to conserve your cash. Set yourself limits and break down where you’re willing to spend a bit more and where you can scrimp.
Budgeting doesn’t have to mean you miss out, it just means you know what you have to spend overall and you know where there’s free cash to be used on the stuff you really need.
Add Extra Touches
Additional touches like wall art and decorations really tie a room together. That little extra something in each room is essential if you don’t want the home to feel bland and unfinished. Interior decorators usually add one statement piece per room, which acts as both a talking point and draws the eye.
This means that the room itself becomes a well-balanced piece of art, with a focal point. What this is exactly will depend on your room, just keep this in mind when you’re hunting for items.
Switch things up
You don’t have to keep your home the same for the entirety of the time you live there, let’s face it that will get boring fast! You don’t need to go out and buy all new furniture and art either, you can just move things around.
Switching furniture between rooms or even positioning it differently in the same room makes all the difference. You may find a configuration that makes better use of the space and makes the room feel a lot larger. This breathes new life into the home and switches things up when you feel they’re getting a bit stale.
No matter what configuration you end up with, just remember you can change it all again whenever you like!
So what are you waiting for? Get decorating, painting and planning to turn that new house into a home. Just follow our tips and advice to make sure your endeavours are successful in no time at all.