Friday, 19 December 2014

Tips on Decorating your Very First Home

Moving into your first home is a very rewarding, liberating experience. After you settle into your fresh environment, you’ll want to start decorating your new found space in such a way that will showcase your interests and personality. Decorating a home for the first time can be a daunting task for some people, but with the below tips, you’ll be well equipped to get things off to a flying start.

1. The bedroom
The bedroom is where you’ll be spending over 33% of your time when you’re at home so it makes perfect sense to give its design some serious consideration. Start with buying the best mattress that you can afford, as it will make all the difference in the long-term scale of things. If your budget will allow it, you should think about creating a colour theme by painting the walls in the bedroom to coincide with the colours of your bedding.
Your bedroom should always mirror your personality and style, because you’ll be spending a significant amount of time in it.

2. Don’t buy everything at the same time
So, you've just got the keys and you’re eager to start buying new things but there really is no need to rush out and buy everything right away. Give yourself some time, get comfortable in your surroundings and then decide what it is that you need and want. Even if your desire is to have aluminum bi-fold doors in your conservatory and frameless sliding glass doors in your shower, it’s ok to wait until you’re in your home for some time before installing them.

3. You don’t have to have everything matching
Despite what all the big marketing chains will tell you, it’s not important to match absolutely everything in your house. Pictures in magazines and the advertisements on TV are designed to try and entice consumers into buying matching items in the form of table sets, bedroom furniture and bathroom fixtures etc.
When possible, be original with your d├ęcor to avoid giving your home that generic “showroom” look, unless that’s the style that you’re going for. In most cases, buying matching sets of items will end up costing you a lot more money than if you were to go and find individual pieces. Besides the cost-savings, buying individual items is so much more fun than just investing in one big ready-made look.

4. Solve problem practically and inexpensively
Rather than going out and buying a new set of kitchen cabinets if yours are a little drab, why not freshen them up with a lick of paint? More often than not, this will be more than enough to inject some extra life into them and bring them up to date. In the bathroom, you can change the lighting system to immediately improve the overall appearance of the room. It’s all about solving these little problems practically and as inexpensively as you possibly can.

These are just a few quick tips that will help you to organize your thoughts when it comes to decorating your very first home. It’s a special time in your life and a start of a new beginning, so don’t forget to enjoy the experience and do your best to make your new space as comfortable and as homely as possible. 
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