These simple interior design tips for first-time homeowners can help ensure that the decorations and furniture you purchase for your new home not only tie into the decor of the home itself but also fit your tastes perfectly. As a Langley REALTOR®, I understand the importance of adding beautiful elements to a home, whether it is a condo, townhouse, or house.
Tips for Decorating Your First Home
Some simple tips of decorating your first home include:
1. Create a Plan and Budget
The first step in decorating a home is coming up with a plan and a budget to stick to. Planning ahead of time, especially if you can get a copy of a floor plan that includes measurements, will provide you with a clear idea of not only where furniture will be placed in a room but also how much furniture you will need to purchase. Planning out a specific budget for each room is also a great idea, as it will ensure that you are only spending what you can afford and stop you from going into debt.
2. Know Each Room’s Dimensions
Before purchasing any furniture for your new home, it is important to know the exact dimensions of the rooms being decorated, as well as the hallways and doorways. Knowing these dimensions ahead of time will prevent you from buying items, such as a new couch or table, that will not fit into your space.
3. Do Not Buy Everything at Once
While purchasing furniture items in bulk can save you money, it is always a good idea to shop around to see what is available. Since you will be living in your new home for quite a while, you will have the luxury of time when it comes to finding the best furniture and decor items for your particular space and needs.
4. Do Not be Afraid to Mix and Match Pieces
Mixing and matching furniture can be a great way to incorporate your style and taste into any space. Instead of just buying furniture pieces that are designed to go together, consider gathering pieces that work to complement each other’s style or colour palette. If you have second-hand pieces that are in good condition but do not match the colour palette of the room, consider reupholstering it in a trendy material or fabric to make the piece look new again.
5. Invest in Quality Pieces
When it comes to decorating your new home, it is important to consider investing in quality pieces that will last for years to come. Investing in quality pieces can save you money in the long run, as well as help with resale value in the event that you are planning on selling your home a few years down the line.
If you would like to learn more interior design tips for first-time homeowners, or if you are thinking about buying or selling a home in the Langley area, please contact me at 604-530-0231 or by filling out a contact form on my website.