Buying your first house is an exciting milestone in your life. To truly make it feel like home, it is important to choose appliances and furniture that not only look beautiful but also suit your needs.
Read on to learn some key tips and tricks you need to know when you furnish a house.
Take Stock of Your Belongings
The first step to furnishing your home is to take inventory of what you have. Identifying exactly what you own makes it easier to envision what will work in your new space and where you may need to purchase new pieces.
Start with the big players like couches, bed frames, and tables. Then work your way down to smaller pieces like art and decorations. Evaluate how useful the piece is, what condition it is in, and whether or not it suits your new home.
Don’t be afraid to let a piece go—a new home is a perfect opportunity for a brand new design aesthetic.
Furnish a House’s Essential Rooms First
No matter what, you are going to need a bed to sleep in and a couch to sit on. Furnishing the most functional rooms first is not only a great way to set the tone for your interior design, but to ensure that you’re comfortable in your space as soon as possible.
As fun as it is to get wound up in how to arrange a gallery wall, it’s best to start with the basics.
Consider wall colors, tile, and hardware before moving on to more intricate details like accessories. Prioritize what absolutely needs to be altered prior to your move-in day. This way your space can feel homier from day one.
Consider Long-Term Costs
As appealing as it may be to opt for the more affordable choice when first moving into your new home, chances are it won’t be built to last and you’ll end up needing to replace it in a few years.
This is especially true when it comes to appliances. Investing in high-quality essentials like Fisher & Paykel dishwashers, laundry machines, refrigerators, and cooking appliances ensures that you won’t have to replace them. Plus, their eco-conscious features will save on water and electricity bills.
Repurpose, Reuse, Recycle
You can have a lot of fun with an open mind and a can of paint. Simple tweaks like re-painting furniture, installing new knobs on a cabinet, or repurposing that old bookcase into a funky plant stand can lend pieces of furniture a second life. Plus, it is a lot more affordable than purchasing brand new everything.
Furnish a House With Confidence
Now that you’ve learned how to simply and effectively, it is time to start creating mood boards and dog-earing your favorite interior design magazines. For more ideas on how to make your new house feel like a home and you have questions about it, contact us here.