Just moved into a new home? Now you can have some fun with the interior. With so many options out there, it can be difficult choosing an interior that suits your lifestyle. You need to factor in the style, layout, the quantity/quality of your furniture and of course staying within your budget.
Starting with a blank canvas gives you the chance to show off your interior design skills and create your perfect home. Even if you’re just looking to fill a space, we’ve put together a guide to help you furnish your new home. With these tips, tricks and ideas your process is sure to be a lot easier.
Do some research
Get some inspiration online by looking at blogs, Pinterest, forums, magazines and Instagram. Find elements that you like and decide from there what you want to achieve. There’s an endless amount of ideas to explore that will provide options you can use in your own home. Take different design elements from multiple sources and create your own unique style. You don’t need to be tied down to one specific style. Research, explore, and create your own personal space.
To avoid potential space problems, set out a plan before jumping straight in and buying everything. Draft up a floorplan with your furniture in your desired position to visualise how the final product will look.
Plan a budget beforehand so you know exactly how much you want to spend overall and include a breakdown of each area of your home. A clear plan made ahead of time will become a guide to follow throughout your whole process making it easier to stay on track and reduce the chance of your furniture not fitting correctly.
Don’t rush to buy everything at once
Take your time. You might be tempted to go out and buy all your furniture at once to hurriedly fill your blank space. If you rush it, you may find you buy furniture that you don’t need. After you’ve been living in your new home for a while you’ll have a better idea of what you want so your decisions will be more precise.
At first, focus on the furniture and appliances that you’ll need right away in your daily life and from there slowly buy more things once you realise a certain piece would be beneficial. Splurging on everything all at once can also be a big blow to the wallet.
Understand your space
When choosing your furniture and the layout you must consider how your space will look, the ergonomics and how the room will flow. A large stand out piece may catch your eye but if it looks out of place in a small room there’s probably a better option. Envision where each piece will fit into your home, if it works with the rest of the décor and is it complimenting the style your trying to achieve.
Plan your layout around practicality. Think about how you move through your home, your living requirements and where you need the extra space. In the end you need to be able to live comfortably in your home.
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