Have you just bought a house and been thinking about decorating it from scratch? Are you anxious about the enormous task that lies ahead of you?
Don’t worry! You’re not alone.
Decorating a new home can be exciting and intimidating at the same time. Let us make it easy for you. Here are some tips to get you started on your home decor project without stressing about it too much.
Plan, Plan and Plan!
The truth is, decorating your home from scratch can be some work. Even with a well-written plan, you may feel overwhelmed. So, what’s the way out?
Identify your style first. Do you want the decor to be formal or casual? Before you plan further, you must figure out the answer to this question.
Next, choose a color scheme for each room. Make sure you incorporate a few typical hues or themes in each space to keep the decor looking unified. For inspiration, consider creating some mood boards so you can use some visuals as your starting point.
You may have some furniture and decor from your old home that you didn’t want to discard. So, make a list of things you already have. Ask yourself- where can you put these in your new house? The answer to this question will give you a headstart into the decor process and a feeling of accomplishment for getting a little something done.
Decorate the Bedroom
Now that you have some momentum, start with the bedroom. This is where you’ll be spending most of your time. If you have budget constraints, consider getting new bedding first.
If your budget allows for a wall paint redo, consider getting an accent wall done that matches your new beddings, or get a wallpaper that resonates with your personality.
If you’re fortunate enough to splurge, get that crushed velvet single bed that you’ve always wanted, but make sure you choose one that matches your style and stays with you for years.
Don’t Buy Everything
You may think you have all the ideas about using your new house. But the reality might be different. It’s advisable to live in your home for at least one or two months before purchasing any significant decor pieces.
What if you spend a lot on renovating the bathroom and then realize that you should have done more for your dining area because you have friends hanging out at your place all the time?
So, think thoroughly!
Less is More
Home decor can quickly turn into a project where you start obsessing about anything and everything you see around yourself. So, don’t rush into doing multiple things at once. You’ll only stress yourself more. You can also consider incorporating white in your color scheme. It will instill a sense of calmness and ‘more space’ in your home.
Also, don’t fall prey to home decor deals that offer multiple similar-looking items. If you buy more than a few pieces with the same styling, your space will look like a generic furniture store. So, keep it minimal in the beginning to build on it with more experience.
Keep reminding yourself that you are decorating your home for both aesthetic appeal and functionality throughout the process.
Include decor pieces with personality and character. Some examples can be your treasured collectibles and shelves full of books. At the end of the day, you’d want your house to become a ‘home’, a place you enjoy living every day.
Now that you know how simple decorating your home from scratch can be; make a plan, prioritize your spaces, and get started. We’re sure your new home will turn into an elegant space in no time with our tips.