Decorating your new home is a major challenge for new homeowners (like myself). It may seem simple, but there are some things new homeowners should consider before decorating their new home.
Please note my ‘precautions’ so that you can avoid making the same mistakes as most first-time homeowners when decorating their homes.
Purchase the Essentials first.
I can tell you from personal experience that buying decor for a new home is an ‘intoxicating experience.’ It’s like going to a candy shop for a child: You want to buy everything. Avoid this temptation.
It would be best if you decided before you enter a store that you will buy the most important decor for your home. It would be best if you looked at dining tables, sofas, and beds because that’s what you want. These items may be expensive but will last for years, unlike costly decors that are of little value.
Avoid Expensive Accessories
I understand how tempting it can be to purchase those expensive throw pillows, towels, and blankets with eye-catching patterns.
You’ll probably replace them sooner than you think.
Create a Space for Vintage Furniture
When I first visited my friend’s home, I gave her this honest review. She was surprised and delighted to hear it.
If you plan to hire experts in home renovation to help with your home, then it is a big red flag to have flashy furniture. It will make the home look unbalanced. It will look terrible.
Antique or vintage furniture should be used to create a warm atmosphere in the home.
Online stores make it easy to find antiques for your home. However, don’t overdo the vintage decor, as this will have the opposite effect. These items should only make up 25% of the overall decor.
Bring Beauty And Utility To Your Kitchen
Purchase high-quality dinnerware, pots, and pans for your kitchen. They can be used as decoration when not in use. It’s not worth buying cheap items for your home that you will need to replace after a few short years.
First-time homeowners should remember that they need to invest in high-quality and necessary products, even if the items are expensive. It makes sense to invest in durable kitchen products, as they are used the most.
Most first-time homebuyers make the mistake of slashing their budget for kitchen items and spending most of it on expensive but low-quality items. Avoid this big mistake.
Undecorate Your Mind
Undecorating means to ‘unlearn all your preconceptions’ about how to decorate a house. It’s time to let go of all the things you learned from television, movies, magazines, and other sources.
You can avoid making the costly mistakes most people make when decorating their homes. Start today by making your house your REAL dream home.