The minute you have the keys to your new home in your hands the real fun begins, deciding how to decorate the interior of your brand new house. To help you get started, we have compiled our best tips for decorating your new home.
These Are Our Top 8 Tips For Decorating Your New Home;
1 – What’s your style?
Everyone has different tastes when it comes to interior decorating, so you need to determine what your style is. If you are a first home buyer you may be yet to discover what your style is. Check out Pinterest and visit some local display homes, get as much inspiration as you can.
2 – Get your diary out?
List down everything!
What is your budget?
Do you have a time you want the decorating completed by?
Start a shopping list for any decor items you want?
3 – Size up your space
Make sure you know the measurements of the room you will be working on, this is really important when you go to purchase furniture. If you are decorating a townhouse or two storey house, make sure your furniture choices are able to fit up the stairs. Also take note of where lights and power points are located.
4 – Make a vision/mood board
Once you have an idea of what look you are going for, create a mood board. Cut out magazine pictures, print photos off the internet, browse home builders brochures, and attach any samples or paint swatches. Having a visual reminder of the look you are hoping to achieve is so important, keeping you on track and helping you to focus.
5 – Mix up your lighting
Although downlights are the popular choice, create some ambiance by adding different light sources in each room. Lamps, pendant lights and even led strip lights can add that little bit of extra glamour.
6 – Plan your art
The type of art you choose, and it’s placement, can make or break the whole look of a room. To get it just right, you need to experiment. Place framed pictures on a sideboard, make a photo gallery or add one statement painting to the wall above your favourite piece of furniture. The possibilities are endless.
7 – Add texture to the space
Once all your large furniture is in and positioned, you can start to create layers of visual texture. Place some cushions on the couch, neatly stack a few gardening books on the coffee table, put a rug down to define the space you are working on, and don’t forget a throw or two.
8 – Go Natural
Bring in natural elements to give your home that ‘perfectly styled by an interior designer’ look. Wooden furniture, a vase full of fresh flowers or indoor plants are all great options for bringing the outside in.
Decorating your home ultimately comes down to your own personal style. Your house should reflect your personality, and should be styled to fit your lifestyle. Do your research, don’t rush your decisions and enjoy the process. For more tips for decorating your new home, or for anything else. Get in touch with our team today!