Moving into your new home can be exciting, whether it’s your first or fifth time. There’s nothing like moving to a new place that makes you feel fresh and like you can start with a clean slate. However, moving can also be difficult and stressful for many people. It takes time, energy, and a lot of organizational skills to make it all work. Aside from actually making the move, you also have to think about decorating and furnishing your new home. Now, to help you with this, we’ve compiled a list of tips you can use when furnishing and decorating when moving into a new home.
Make a budget
The first thing you need to think about if your budget. Buying a new home and moving takes a lot of money. After that, you should think about how much money you have left over to work with. You don’t want to go deep into debt just to get your home beautifully furnished. By working out a budget, you will know how much you can afford, so you don’t break the bank.
If you have a limited budget and time, you might have to prioritize which ones you can do first. For example, if everything in the house is working so you can comfortably live in it, you can afford to do decorating projects and buy new furniture. However, if there are major repairs, like plumbing or foundation problems, you should have that sorted out first.
If all you have to do is decorate the home, then you should also prioritize what to do first. If you want to replace the flooring or add carpets, consider doing this first, before you move in. That way, you don’t have to spend the time moving in your stuff, only to take them out again.
Buy Vs. Move
If you are moving very far away, it may be better to buy new furniture when you get to your new home. You might have to pay a lot of money, for example, to move heavier things like refrigerators and sectional sofas. Ask for a quote on your heavy items, so you can make a better decision.
Start with the Basics
You don’t have to buy everything at once. You can go room by room or start with the very basics. You will definitely need a bed, since you will spend a lot of time sleeping. You may want to move onto the dining room if you eat a lot of meals at home. Finally, you can work on your living room and get a couch or find some latest design sectional sofas so you have a place to relax.
Tie Everything with Color
Many people will say that everything has to match, but you don’t have to stick to that rule strictly. One thing you can do is tie everything with color. You don’t have to buy matching dining room sets, sectional sofas and bed sets, but you can pick the same shade of color for them. You can also use one color swatch and bring it out throughout the room by using accessories like rugs, pillows, and blankets.
Colorado native Alice Watson graduated from the University of Colorado (Boulder) with a double major in Accounting and English. After graduation, she moved to Denver to work with KKB Accounting. After 10 years, she decided to move to Golden, Colorado with her husband Jeff, and worked sales for Colorado Office Works, a specialty importation of Furniture Company and became Senior Marketing Manager. She semi-retired to raise her twins, Cody and Jessica, and still works part-time for online furniture store SofasandSectionals.com