One of the most exciting times in a person’s life is when they decide to purchase a new home. Not only does it represent having a piece of the American Dream and financial independence, but it’s also the chance to create a space that is all their own.
If you’re someone who is preparing to move into a new place and you’d like a few tips on things that you should think about before furnishing it, we’ve provided you with a list of five factors that you should strongly consider below:
The budget that you have. There’s a pretty good chance that after paying your closing costs, your budget is going to be pretty tight; at least for the first few months. So, before doing any shopping, take out a moment to see how much money (in the form of cash rather than credit cards) you have. And remember, it’s OK if you have to go slow and decorate one room at a time. You own the house. There’s no rush.
The furniture you already own. Although it can be tempting to take on the whole “out with the old and in with the new” mentality, the reality is that there are probably some pieces of furniture that you already have that will fit in quite nicely with your new space. Remember, if you want to do a bit of upgrading, you can always reupholster your couch or paint your wooden kitchen table another color.
The state of your bedroom. According to many interior designers, when you’re looking to redecorate some of the rooms in your house, the first place that you should start is your master bedroom. Being that we spend a third of our time in there (because it’s where we sleep), it would make sense why it should receive a lot of initial attention. After the bedroom, you can then move on to the kitchen and living room.
The placement of your windows. There is another thing that you should think about before you start to furnish your new house: the placement of your windows. For one thing, you want to position your furniture in such a way that the sun’s rays do not fade it. Plus, if you want to use elaborate window treatments, your furniture should not cover it up. So, as you’re envisioning what you want to add to each room, make sure to take where your windows are into account.
The color of your walls. If you were to ask a company like Stash Inc. for some home decorating tips, before furnishing your house, one of the things that they would probably tell you to consider is the color of your walls. Now when it comes to this particular point, that doesn’t mean that you have to go with the palate that’s already in the home. It simply means that it’s a good idea to think about the color of the walls before deciding what kind of furniture to put in it. If you’d like some tips on how to choose the right hues for various rooms of your house, visit HGTV and put “10 tips for picking paint colors” in the search field.