Becoming a first-time homeowner is amazing. Now, you finally have the freedom to do everything just like you want to. You are free to make your own choices and to have a say in anything that’s happening. As much as this is amazing, it is also terrifying and it means that you have to have an opinion about all the things that are happening in your house.
If you make a mistake, you are the one who literally has to live with it, and you risk spending a lot of extra money if you don’t get things right the first time around. Interior decoration is a fun task and it lets you explore your creative side, but it also means that you need to have some skills and knowledge where to put everything. You have to be able to envision the whole space and to know if things are going to look good together.
If you need to think about how the whole place is going to look, you are probably having some doubts if you are making the right choices. Well, the good news is, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we are going to give you some tips for furnishing your new home, and we will give you some ideas on how to make everything work. Remember that you need to scale things up or down depending on the size of your house, and if needed, you should sit down, and make an initial drawing of the space and see how things will look after you are done.
1. What is your style?
The first thing you want to do before you go shopping or putting furniture around is to determine what you like and what you don’t like. Do you have a style in mind, or do you plan on improvising? The real reason why you need to think of a style you want to follow is that that way you can also follow some imaginary guidelines.
For example, if you are into minimalism, you can easily decide how many pieces of furniture you want to place, and where is your limit to adding things to the room. On the other hand, if you want your place to look more vintage, then you can easily choose the colors and the type of furniture. Just because you like one style or the other, it does not mean that you cannot mix things up, but it is going to be easier for you to get an idea of what you want to purchase.
2. Do you have any furniture?
When you think about the interior design, you must also consider the furniture you already own. If you are moving from another place you’ve owned or lived with someone, you probably have a few things on your own. Now you have to decide what you are going to do with those things. Do you want to incorporate them into the design, or do you plan on selling or donating them?
Let’s look at things one by one. If you plan on donating, then it’s great. You don’t have to worry about a thing, and you can just continue with the initial plan. If you plan on selling them, then you can make some money and invest it in better furniture for your new house. And, if you plan on keeping them, then you have a few other options. Do you want to keep them as is, or do you plan on restoring the furniture, painting it, or reusing it as something else?
Once you answer all of these questions, it is going to be easier for you to incorporate the plans with the new look of your home. According to Jetcube.co, you can also find inexpensive furniture for your home online, so if you want to get some ideas on what you should get, or how to restore the old items, just go online and see what today’s market has to offer.
The colors are one of the main things when it comes to interior design. You need to choose colors that go well with each other and that will just compliment one another. For this you don’t need a professional, the only thing you need to do is go online and look at color schemes. You can use a generator that will show you which colors go well together, or you can just look at pictures of other homes, and see if there is a palette you like.
Explore all of your options before you settle on something, and know that sometimes taking a risk is going to be worth your while. If you choose to go with white walls, then you can add some pop of color in the furniture or the decorations. On the other hand, if you choose colorful walls, then you can balance things out by picking neutral colors for the rest of the items.
4. Focal point
The last thing we are going to talk about is the focal point. Every room needs it and the easiest way to explain what this is – it is the item that you first notice when you go into a room. That can be the couch, the coffee table, or the painting on the wall.
It is easier when you choose that point at the beginning so you can build everything else around it. Don’t be afraid to choose something large, or to choose something bold and “loud”. Now is the time to express yourself and to show your guests what kind of personality you have. You can also choose to use a bold color for one wall, and choose the rest of the furniture depending on it.
When doing this whole process on your own, you can save up some money, and you can prove to yourself and others that you know how to combine different items. If you ever get to a point where you don’t know what you need to do or feel like this is a too big bite to swallow, you can always consult with an interior designer and get some professional assistance from them. Have fun and remember that you are the artist and your home is your canvas.