Moving into a new home is an intense experience; however, it can also be a rewarding one. You get to start fresh and decorate an entirely new home than the one that you had before. However, coming up with new ideas can feel overwhelming. Once you get over the initial exhaustion of unpacking your bags, you may be fresh out of creative ideas.
All that you want to do is simply put things where they’re easily accessed and worry about how they look later. Yet, you’ll find that you’ll be much more comfortable in your new living space if you take the time to carefully decorate in ways that you will continue to love over time. When decorating your new home, make sure that you keep these things in mind.
Fill The Walls
One of the biggest giveaways that you just moved into a home is empty walls. Try to fill your walls up as soon as you can. Bare and lifeless walls give a feeling of emptiness. Rather than allowing yourself to feel like a stranger in your new home, why not make it feel cozy by filling up the walls with images that you love?
Whether it’s artwork that you love or photographs of special moments, take the time to fill your walls with things that make you feel good.
Lighting Is Key
Lighting is something that you should never take for granted. The type of lighting that you choose for your home can completely transform the way that you feel in it.
Overly fluorescent lighting can start to make you feel like you’re in a hospital. Instead of opting for the brightest cheapest bulbs in the store, try to balance overhead lighting with accent lamps. Slightly dimly lit bulbs throughout your house can give your home a cozy and even romantic feel.
Unless you’re moving into a 10,000 square foot mansion, you’ll need to make the most out of the space that you have. Maximizing your home is all about paying attention to how you use every single area.
Don’t throw away any space that could be used for something useful. Try to come up with creative ways that you can combine style with functionality so that you don’t start to feel boxed in with stuff everywhere.
If you live somewhere especially small, you might want to consider combining storage with furniture. For example, a couch that has an additional storage space built-in, or a bed with storage drawers.
Don’t Shy Away From Color
Each room should have colors that are carefully chosen to give the right impression. You should use colors that reflect the kind of energy that you hope that room will exude.
For example, your bedroom is somewhere that you want to relax and rest, so go with neutrals. Your living room is somewhere where you will entertain and enjoy guests, so choose colors that energize!