Are you already thinking about how you might decorate your new home? As you look at new homes on the market, being able to visualize them in your own unique style can help. Here are a few tips for decorating a new home without getting overwhelmed.
1. Imagine the property completely empty first.
It’s easy to be influenced by things already in a house. If you’re looking at staged houses, try to imagine the house empty. Before you start decorating your own home, you’ll want to strip it down to what’s nailed down.
2. Decorate by the rooms you’ll use the most.
Most of your budget should go to the rooms that matter. For some people, that’s the bedroom. For others, it’s the office or the living room. Some people even find the kitchen the most important center.
3. Focus on the most important fixtures first.
Get started with the core furnishings that you’ll be putting in each room. You don’t need to buy all new furniture: consider the pieces that you really want to keep, such as pieces that have been in your family for years. You can use these as focal points to build around.
4. Fit the furniture to the size and style of the room.
Furniture that’s too large or too small for a room will be distracting. Make sure to size the furniture to the room to avoid the room feeling either crowded or too large.
5. There’s a lot you can do with a cheap coat of paint.
Don’t jump to installing new cabinets or resurfacing walls until you’ve considered paint. Paint can fix a lot of imperfections and make things look bright and brand new.
6. Make decisions about flooring early on.
Flooring is one of the most difficult things to install and it must be installed when the property is empty. If you’re buying a home, ideally you’ll change out the flooring before you even move in.
7. Consider small, distinct changes such as hardware.
Faucets, cabinet knobs, drawer pulls, and door knobs are all small things that you can change about a house that can instantly update it to a new style.
8. Don’t try to do it all at once.
You don’t have to decorate the entirety of your home at once. Instead, you can grow into the space slowly. Invest in a piece at a time rather than trying to fill the entire home with matching items.
Most of all, you should be having fun. If decorating your home ever feels too overwhelming, it’s time to take a breather and look at some style magazines.
If you’re interested in looking at new homes in Olathe, Kansas, Cedar Creek Realty can help. Get in touch with Cedar Creek Realty to start finding your perfect home.