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Tips for Decorating Your First Home

Tips for Decorating Your First Home

Oct 22, 2019

Moving into your first home is exciting. Gone are rental apartments and roommates. Now you’re in a space that is truly yours. Maybe the home the much larger than your former place or you want something completely different this time around, making the thought of decorating your first home completely overwhelming. Don’t worry: we can help!

There’s a lot to consider when it comes to decorating your first home, but if you’re starting from scratch or simply want to create a more mature home than your previous rentals then use this practical guide to decorating your new home without getting overwhelmed.

Start with paint

Nothing freshens up a new home than a fresh coat of paint! It’s a great way to add some personality and set the tone in your new home. Ideally, you’ll be able to paint before moving in but if not, try to paint shortly afterward. Check out this blog post on some tips for choosing the right paint color for your home.

Invest in the essentials

If you’re furnishing your first home from scratch or simply want to upgrade the furniture from your apartment, focus on investing in larger-ticket items like couches, beds, and dining table. These pieces will be the basic building blocks for your home décor that you can build on with inexpensive accessories to tie everything together.

Start with the bedroom

Sometimes we have to prioritize which rooms we decorate first. Choose a room you use the most. Typically, it’s the bedroom (we spend about one-third of our at-home time in the bedroom) so it’s a great place to start. Choose new furnishings and bedding that will create the relaxing space you’ve dreamed of. Here are some tips for designing a dream-worth bedroom.

Don’t buy everything at once

Getting to decorate your first home is exciting, especially if you’ve been limited in rental properties. But before you start buying all the things, take some time to live in your new home to see how you really live in your home. Sometimes how we envision our lives in our new homes is far from reality. To save yourself some time and cash, give yourself some time to really understand how you use your new space and gradually furnish it as you go.

Putting your personal stamp on your first home is an exciting moment. But don’t worry about rushing through the process to get everything done! There are definite benefits of taking your time and slowly decorating as you learn more about your new home and how you live in it.

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