It can be exciting to finally move into your new home, but it can be also be overwhelming. You might only be used to decorating one room in a crowded apartment, if you even bothered to do that. As a result, many people might feel anxiety about making a new house feel cozy and inviting.
Here are some tips that will allow you to break through that anxiety and ensure that your home is inviting, without breaking the bank:
1. Start With the Bedroom
You might be tempted to start with the rooms that people are going to see when they come to visit you, such as the living room or the kitchen. Although this isn't the worst idea, it's going to be less efficient in the long run. If you start decorating the minute that you move into your home, you're not really going to have a sense of how you want to use the space at that point. Don't start on these areas until you've lived in the house for a month or two.
However, you know exactly what you're going to be using your bedroom for. Chances are good that you're going to have brought a bed with you. If you have, use that. If not, buy a new bed. Then, always buy a new bedding set first. The bedding set is going to be the focal point of the room. Try to buy the nicest bedding set that you can afford because it will allow you to decorate to the bedding set without worrying that you're going to have to replace it soon.
2. Worry More About Proportion Than Matching
It's critical that you get the correct amount of furniture into each room. You don't want to leave a huge room with a small amount of furniture, or stuff a small room full of gigantic couches. Get some friends to help you distribute your furniture throughout your house. Don't be afraid to keep moving things around until the proportions in each room feel comfortable to you. The first thing that people are going to notice about a room is whether it feels empty or cramped, rather than if everything matches.
3. Tie Everything Together Using Color
Finally, most people have furniture in wildly different styles that they've collected over the years. If you can't figure out a way to get everything to mesh together, consider using color to unite your home. For example, if you have three couches in a room that don't all seem to match each other, try to find an area rug that has two or more of the couches' colors in it. By highlighting colors that furniture has in common, you will be able to tie the room together.
For more information, talk to a company that specializes in interior design and home staging.