Moving into a new home is one of the most exciting days for most of us. We get our own personal space and we get to decorate it the way we’ve always wanted, the freedom is unparalleled. But this freedom can get overwhelming if we don’t know where to start with decorating our home from scratch. So, here are 4 simple home décor ideas to decorate your new home:
Even before you start the process of decorating your home, you need to declutter by getting rid of things you haven’t used in a long time. A lot of us hoard everything we have ever spent money on irrespective of it being of any use to us anymore. We do the same with gifts. Do you really need so many utensils in the kitchen? What about the number of bean bags and corner tables? Anything that simply occupies space but doesn’t serve its purpose must go.
Set the tone for your house with the right paint colour
It is very easy to underestimate the power of paint to set the tone for our house because many of us when we move into a built home, focus more on furniture and the style of kitchen and forget about the walls. For example, if you’re going for a classy look, then try lighter neutral shades and then buy furniture to compliment it. On the other hand, if you’re going for the upbeat, boho-styled look, go for darker, bolder shades, even consider multiple shades.
Living room furniture should invite conversation
Your living room is where you will hang out and talk to other people, engage in meaningful conversations, and so on. So, in order for you to talk to your peers, your sofa should talk to your chairs, i.e. your living room furniture should be angled in a way that invites conversation. Popular furniture arrangements include a U-shaped seating area where the sofa and the chairs form a U shape with a coffee table in the middle and an H-shaped seating area with sofa and chairs facing each other with a coffee table in the centre.
Invest more in your bedroom than the common spaces
Yes, when you welcome guests into your home, your common areas such as your living room and dining room is what they will mostly see. But your rooms are where you will spend most of your time in your home, so you should invest in making them as comfortable as you’d want to feel. Here are some room decoration ideas you could consider:
● Make sure the furniture is the right size for bedrooms. Unlike your living room which is more open, your bedroom is a closed space so make sure you have room for the bed, dresser, wardrobes, and anything else you need without crowding the space.
● Sleep is extremely important to function everyday so spend on a good mattress as per your body type and don’t skimp on linens.
● Ceilings are considered the 5th walls of rooms, so don’t overlook it. Most of us stare at our ceiling when we can’t sleep. So, you could decorate that with artwork, wallpapers, wall hangings, beautiful lights, and so on.
Make sure you budget your expenses well. It is not necessary to decorate your entire house in one go. You could spread it out, so you don’t feel the strain on your finances.