Decorating Tips for Your First Home

No more renting out apartments that 100 of people have already lived in, you finally have your own place! A way to make your new home finally yours is to decorate it the way that you want. Looking at your new and empty home is like looking at a blank canvas. You want to decorate in a way that looks grown-up, comforting, and inviting all at the same time. But where does one get started on decorating? Follow these decorating tips for your first home.

The first decorating tip is to not buy everything at once. Instead, just take it one room at a time. This way, you won’t buy everything and then change your mind on decorations the day after.

The next tip is to avoid buying matching sets. Matching sets just usually end up taking your money. Who needs 8 throw pillows in the same pattern anyway?

The next tip is to focus on decorating the rooms that you will be spending most of your time in first. For example, focus on your kitchen and your bedroom.

Another tip is to splurge on your bed and comforter sets since you will use this everyday and you want to make sure it is something you like and is comfortable.

The next tip is to start out by painting the walls and then pick the furniture after that. This way, you won’t have to pick the paint based off of the furniture you have.

Another tip is to move your furniture around a couple of times after you first move in. This will allow you to see which arrangement you would like better and what works best for the room. A good tip on this is to find the focal point of each room and then decorate around that. For example, if your room has a fireplace, make that the focal point of the room by decorating the room around that.

You want to arrange your living room to invite conversation. This is where you will have friends and people mingle and meet and you should want to make it a comfortable setting to do so.

Another tip is when you hang your pictures and art, hang them at eye level. Avoid hanging pictures at the very top of your wall because not only do pictures look best at eye level, but everyone will be able to see the picture at that level.

Another tip is to add rugs to pull the room together. If you have furniture in the room with carpet, make sure to put the legs of the furniture on the rug. This will protect the floor and create a designated seating area.

Remember, a cute home doesn’t necessarily mean that you should spend thousands of dollars decorating. Check out places like TJ Maxx, Target, Ikea, Wayfair, and Overstock. You could also create your own decorations for half the price.

This guest post is contributed by Valley Brokers Real Estate Agency.

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