Thursday July 16, 2020
One of the most difficult things about moving into a new home is knowing exactly how you’re going to decorate it. Whether you’ve owned your own property before or you’re moving into a new house, a house often doesn’t feel like a home until you’ve decorated it how you want.
While it may take some time to get your home looking exactly how you like it, there are a number of tips and tricks you can use to ensure you’re creating your dream home. From using neutral wall colors to making use of natural light, you may be surprised at the difference a few small changes can make. With that in mind, here are 6 design tips you can use while decorating a new home:
When Decorating A New Home, Where Do I Start?
Before you get started, you may be wondering where you should be starting with your decorating. Although you may have lots of ideas and an incredibly long to-do list, you need to think about your main priorities. Whether that means decorating the rooms you’re going to be spending the most time in or fixing any issues you may have, it’s important you’re doing the most important tasks first. To help, you may want to create a list of everything that needs doing. From there, you can mark which ones need to be done first.
Light And Neutral Wall Colors
When thinking about the colors you want to use in your home, you may want to consider using both light and neutral wall colors. Not only does it make your rooms look bigger, but it also makes it much easier to make color pairings, which is often one of the most difficult parts of putting a newly decorated room together.
Not only is color important in a room, but so is the finish you choose. Depending on the room you are planning to decorate, you should choose a finish that will flatter the room and also provide the proper amount of durability. We discussed the best type of paint finishes for each room in our last blog.
To help, you may want to follow the 60 30 10 rule.
But What Is The 60 30 10 Decorating Rule?
For those of you that don’t know, the 60 30 10 decorating rule is designed to help those that struggle to come up with a color scheme. The 60% + 30% + 10% proportions are meant to give balance to the colors used in any space, making it easy to put together a room.
In theory, the 60% should be your main color, the 30% should be your secondary color and the 10% should be your accent color.
Allow For A Lot Of Natural Light
Another important thing to consider when you’re decorating your new home is how much natural light you have. Whether you have lots of it or it’s in short supply, you need to make sure you’re using it to help lighten your rooms.
If you don’t have a lot of natural light and you want to increase this, you may want to consider changing the style of windows you have.
Add A Mirror To Each Room
If possible, you may also want to consider adding a mirror to each of your rooms. Not only will it make the rooms feel bigger but it will also add an element of interest to the walls. Often it can be hard how to know what to put on each wall, so investing in mirrors is a great way to fill what would ordinarily be an empty space.
Don’t Buy Everything All At Once
Another top tip to bear in mind is not to buy everything all at once. Although you may have an image of how everything is going to look in your head, buying things bit by bit will allow you to see what will work and what won’t. If you buy everything all in one go, you will spend most of your time trying to work out where to put everything and how it will fit together.
Ultimately, it will also save you a lot of money and a lot of time.
Get Rid Of Items You Don’t Want From Your Old Home
You may want to consider getting rid of everything you don’t want from your old home. In most cases, it’s much easier to do this before you move.
Whether that means putting together all of the things you want to sell or hiring a skip before you move, there’s no point taking the items you no longer need with you when you move.
Set A Budget
Finally, you need to set yourself a budget, as this will ensure you’re not spending more than you can afford.
With lots of tips and tricks available, you can be sure you’re creating your dream home in no time. If you are looking for assistance when it comes to decorating your new home, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our friendly team.