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Top Tips for Decorating Your First Home

Congratulations on your first home! Whether you’re upgrading from a rental, moving across the country, or starting a new life together, moving into your first home can be exciting — but also overwhelming. With everything you have to do to make it perfect, don’t overlook how important it is to make the space personalized and unique with the right decor.

 

Start downsizing before you move

Don’t buy anything new without organizing what you already have. Going through the home decor you’re using now and even the boxes you may have packed away can give you a much better idea of what you have to work with. Bonus — this will also make things much easier when you move!

Think about the furniture

You may be attached to that beloved living room sofa or that giant dining room table you currently have, but think carefully about how it will look (and fit!) in your new space. Take careful measurements, draw layouts, and even look at door frames, tricky corners and stairways to ensure they’re wide enough to move the furniture in, out and around the home. Many people have been unpleasantly surprised to discover that their favorite sofa won’t make it through the front door.

Try to buy second-hand

If you need to upgrade or invest in new-to-you home furniture, think about buying second-hand, vintage, or even consignment pieces instead of something brand new. Not only is this a great way to practice sustainability and eco-friendly home decorating, but you may also be able to afford high-quality furniture you could never previously buy new and directly from the store.

Upgrade your space with little touches

Even if you don’t have much furniture or many home decor items to start with, you can make quick and impactful changes to the space by simply swapping out lighting and plumbing fixtures or changing the hardware on cabinets. Even a new coat of paint can have your new home feeling like your dream home.

Create a home decor theme

All it takes is one search on Pinterest to see that you face an infinite number of decisions to be made when decorating your home. Those options may seem overwhelming unless you create a vision board that can organize your thoughts and help you through the design process. Don’t forget to share your design “after” picture on your own Pinterest board — you never know who might find inspiration!

 

Choose a color palette — and stick to it

Much like home decor and design choices, thousands (if not millions!) of stylish, complementary color palettes are available for you to consider. Pick these palettes out for the entire house at the same time; you’ll be able to create a cohesive look that serves as the perfect backdrop for home decor accents.

Add texture with textiles

Between rugs, upholstery, and window treatments, you have plenty of opportunities to create a custom home decor style with textiles. These are great areas of your new home to experiment with color; you can easily change them out if you’re not in love with the look or decide to switch up your home decor style

Hang a mirror in every room

Straight from the decorating pros, this is a great tip! Mirrors reflect light and play tricks on the eyes, making rooms look bigger and brighter. Here’s more from a home decor expert: Don’t hang the mirrors directly across from windows as that lets the light bounce right out again.

Scale your artwork to the size of the room

You know how annoying it is to see that a picture is hanging crooked? Imagine a giant wall with a tiny piece of art or a painting that’s hung too high for most people to easily see. Keep that in mind when choosing artwork and wall hangings for your new home — remember that the middle of any piece of hanging art should sit at eye level.

Get personal

A house can become a home when you choose decor items that put your unique stamp on the space, whatever you choose to decorate it with! Traditional, farmhouse, rustic, contemporary — whatever your home decor style may be — custom monogram pieces can help you welcome visitors to the home that you’ve worked so hard to create.

Take a look at our custom options; you can choose the color, font, and shape of monograms and name decor we offer on our website. This means you can have a one-of-a-kind piece that’s special to you and your family! Don’t see what you’re looking for? Get in touch with our team and let’s work on putting the finishing touches on your new home.