When designing your new home, it can be easy to get overwhelmed by the amount and expense of possible home improvement projects to undertake. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the 5 best furniture and decor buys to help you get the most bang for your buck in your new home. These 5 DIY decor ideas are quick and easy changes that can dramatically impact the overall appearance of your new space.
Repainting is the cheapest, easiest, most impactful way to make your home feel new and entirely you. Scuffs, scratches, and small holes are a common unwanted parting gift from a former tenant and their movers to you in your otherwise beautiful new home. A fresh coat of paint in the color of your choosing can erase the marks of those who came before you and also make your space to feel more you. Whether you choose to go with a neutral color, a bright and bold accent wall, a dimensional accent wall, a wall mural, or any other design choice, make sure to buy safe, high-quality paint and primer and don’t forget to protect the floors and any furniture in the room.
2: Furnish your new space
It is possible to prioritize both form and function. With so many options available in the world today, your new pieces should fit your style as well as being comfortable and practical. Pieces that are well designed and constructed will last a lifetime. While they may be slightly more expensive, they are worth the money in the long run.
Start by taking note of what you have and what you still need. You may not end up replacing everything at the same time, but remember that Rome wasn’t built in a day. Take the time to find the pieces you truly love and spread out the expense over time. Prioritize the largest pieces of furniture–such as your couch–first as such items will have the greatest visual impact on your space. Try a modular sofa in an outdoor-friendly fabric to accommodate all of your guests. Modular sofas have a more customizable shape than conventional alternatives and outdoor-friendly fabrics will keep you from worrying about staining your beautiful sofa when friends and family come to see your new home.
3: Soften your space with textiles
Softening your space with textiles will go a long way to help you in creating a cozy and inviting home. Say goodbye to the echo of an empty home and hello to sound-dampening qualities of fabric and endless possibilities for introducing color and texture into your space.
An area rug will make a huge impact on your space making your home appear more put together. In your living room and bedrooms alike, throw pillows and blankets can add comfort and style. Curtains, too, can improve the form and function of a space. By framing your windows, curtains can draw attention to the feature while also contributing style themselves. There are also plenty of options for hanging your curtains.
4: Brighten your space with lamps and light fixtures
Whether you plan to curl up on your couch with a book and a glass of wine in the evenings or have a cozy and romantic dinner with your partner, lighting can greatly affect the feeling of your space. For a simple look, flush mount can lights can bring lots of light into your space. For a grander look, a chandelier. For a cozy feeling, floor and table lamps can do the trick. For a fun accent, a neon sign can bring a colorful message into your space. With light fixtures available made from repurposed materials or art, the possibilities are nearly endless.
5: Make your new house into your new home
It’s really the details that make all the difference. Find art that speaks to you. Hang up family photos. Get a bookshelf to display all of the bright and beautiful books you’ve learned from and enjoyed. Hang shelves to display the trinkets from your travels that hold wonderful memories. Put out candles or diffusers with your favorite scents. These additions will show who you are and what you care about to your guests. Whether those items are your kids drawings, houseplants, or antiques, finding beautiful ways to stay true to yourself in decorating your home will help you be comfortable and happy in your new space.
Whatever items you choose to surround you in your new space, make sure that you feel at home. Good luck in decorating your new space. For more help, keep exploring our website for more tips and tricks for creating the perfect cozy space in your new home.