Congratulations on your new home. Now that you have bought a new home, putting the home in place is the next thing to do. It is imperative for you to put your home in order in such a way that it would suit you and you would be comfortable. One of the major factors to consider when putting your new home in order is the decorations. This is because the decorations help to bring out the beauty in your home and add a level of taste to your home.
You should put in mind that any decoration decisions you make would have far-reaching effects on your home. Here are some simple but effective seven tips you could follow while decorating your new home so as to bring out the best in it.
Budgeting is a very essential while setting up your new home. Chances are that you would have really loved as many things as possible in your new home to be brand new. This would however, not be possible in most of the cases as you would most likely be constrained by cash. Decorating a new home could be cheap and it could be expensive. This would however, depend on how much you have to spare and your taste. You should know that the most expensive does not always mean the best. You should thus, first of all list out all what you need for the house and how much you are willing to spare. You could then make a scale preference based on how important they are. You could bring in some useful things from the old house and replace them at a more comfortable time. You should also accept gifts if you are lucky to have friends and family members who decide to give you one or two old or new items. All of this would help you stabilize and be comfortable in your new home faster. You could then buy other things and make other replacements with time.
You have to put in place the right type of flooring for every part of the house. This would be useful in bringing comfort as well as ensuring that you do not have to bother about your flooring for a very long time. For your floor, you could consider putting a soft carpet or rug in the bedrooms. This is because you might have to move around barefooted in your bedrooms. This would make it easy, warm and comfortable as opposed to a wooden or tiled floor which would be hard underneath your feet. Wooden and tiled floor would however, also come in handy in rooms that have a high number of traffic such as the children playing room as well as the visiting room. Putting a soft carpet in these types of rooms would not be appropriate as the carpet would wear out soon and you would need to replace them regularly.
- Coloring and Wallpaper:
Coloring and wallpapers are other factors that you will need to consider while decorating your home. Colorings have a way of adding some form of looks to your room as light colors makes your room look bigger while dark colors makes them look smaller. Some colors also make your room look warmer than others. For instance, blue colors tend to give a cooler feeling compared to a room compared to red color. Depending on the temperature of the area your house is located and the size, you would need to carefully consider the colors you use in painting your new home. Of course, the color of the wall would also have to as much as possible, match with other items in your sitting room especially your furniture and flooring. You could also consider using beautiful wallpapers. It could however, be stressful resurfacing and changing wallpapers.
- Placement of Furniture:
It is important to set your furniture in such a way that it gives you versatility and spacing. This would be dependent on the size of the room and the size of the furniture. You should thus avoid buying large furniture when you have a small room. Initially, people often preferred to arrange their chairs as close to the wall as possible to give the center a lot of spacing. In recent times however, that philosophy has changed as they now arrange the furniture in such a way that it divides the room into 2 parts (not necessarily equal parts). This makes the room look bigger, adds versatility, space and in most cases, makes room for a freer flow of movement.
Your kitchen is a part of the house where you do your cooking. It is often referred to be the most dangerous part of the house due to the presence of a lot of sharp and hot objects. You should thus arrange your kitchen properly so as to make it less prone for accidents. You should make as much use of the cabinets and cupboards and ensure that it is well arranged and free.
After you have made your list, budget and concluded on what to buy as well as what you are not buying, you would have to go to the market to purchase the items you need. Look out for affordability, quality and durability. You could read up reviews and compare prices on the Internet before going to the market to get those items. You should attach specific prices or price range to every item you desire to buy so as not to overshoot. Ordering online is also a good alternative as it would save you the hassle of having to transport the items down to your new home yourself.
- Outdoor Decorations:
Not just the inside of your house should look beautiful. You should thus, also take time to put the outside of your house in place. You could plant carpet grasses and gardens around the house to make it attractive and welcoming. If you live in an area with hot temperature, you could also want to plant a tree, or build a small outdoor hut, where you can relax during the day time. You should make sure that your outdoor environment is always very clean and well maintained so that it does not attract dangerous animals such as snakes and scorpions amongst others.