Moving in can be pretty tricky and bittersweet if you don’t know one thing about setting up your new place. It may be ideal at first and sometimes you get that feeling of relief for being independent but… what now? Do you then start to wonder what should be the first step? Our answer would be to decorate; and by decorating, we meant planning what furniture to have, where to place them, and what necessities to get to make your house feel like a home.
So worry no more because our tips will guide you all throughout your moving process!
1. Know your Style
Keep in mind that the place you are about to decorate will become your home. It’s supposed to give you comfort and relaxation. That is why our first step for you would be to find out how you want your home to look. Whether you want it modern or classic, it should fit your style because what good is your home for if not for finding your own peace? To add to that, you should not get tired of what your home looks like, it’s not supposed to remind you of your everyday stressors. If you get stuck in the office all day and you’ve had enough of contemporary designs, it’s best to choose a bohemian or classical-themed home that eases your tensions and gives you a new view after seeing modern architecture all throughout your day.
2. Choose your Color
When you choose your color, complement it with your theme so your home would look in its best form. Be sure you do not choose colors that would overlap each other so you do not get overwhelmed by its bold look. Colors can set the mood of your place and will most likely affect your patterns and transition designs.
3. Light Up!
Choose your preferred lighting carefully, if you decide to choose warm ones, do think of the wall colors of your home, and its size. A more spacious room needs lighting with brighter lights, and although they would still look good in smaller spaces, it can clear out the coziness of your small room compared to using darker lighting.
4. Get Organized
Tidy up your place by providing more storage to your home. Adding cabinets are essential if you want a more spacious room that highlights the designs more than the materials you have. It is a strategic way to keep things organized and in place. Storage cabinets also hide your trash and can divide your kitchen materials. This way, it is easier to sort things and secure your important documents.
5. Give Room for Air
There is nothing wrong with enjoying your time alone at home, however, it is preferred that you get windows so they can provide your home with light and will make you less isolated. Ventilation and natural lighting will not only benefit your plants but will also affect your mood, it will make you feel lighter as you hear noises and breathe fresh air from outside. Also, installing windows is not solely for decoration or for you to enjoy the view outside; it will also serve as an escape passage during emergencies.
6. Add some Spice
Get your home some decorating materials like flower vases, fancy mirrors, or even a painting. This will make your home warmer than it already is. A flower vase will help display your favorite bouquets and will add layers to your house as you can choose its texture, colors, and preferred sizes. Also, hanging mirrors and painting on your wall will give some vibrance to the dead and plain corners of your room.
The earliest and best memories we have are made at home; from celebrating holidays, inviting your friends over, and introducing them to your family until one day you also build a family of your own. Those memories are all made in that place. That is why it is important to keep in mind that a home is supposed to make you and your loved ones feel safe and comfortable.
We hope our tips helped and we congratulate you for having a new place! May you get the best experiences there!