While it is a very exciting experience, moving into a new home can also feel overwhelming. You find yourself in an empty space and it’s up to you to make your new house feel like a comfortable home. With a little bit of planning, you’ll be able to fully furnish your new home in no time at all.
- Choose your colours wisely
Before adding furniture, it’s time to think about the colour palette of your new home. If this is your first home, it’s recommended that you choose a neutral colour palette that will match an array of furniture options.
While many people choose to paint their homes completely white, this is not always the best choice. Stark white can feel very cold and sterile. Instead, opt for soft neutrals, including beige, taupe or blush colours. Pick both paint and flooring colours that complement each other. You can either use the same colours throughout your home, or you can use different colours in each room.
- Size matters
When choosing furniture pieces, be sure to take the size of the room into consideration. Large pieces may cause a small space to feel even tighter, while a large room can easily accommodate bigger pieces. Measure furniture before making a purchase to see if it will fit in the space you have.
It’s also wise to limit how much furniture you purchase at first. You don’t want to overcrowd your home, and you still need space for small items and decorative pieces. If you try to fill your home at once, you may end up with a cluttered space that feels stressful and overwhelming.
- Light brightens the space
Every room needs great light, whether it comes from a natural source or an artificial one. If you have a lot of windows, take advantage of this. Choose drapes that allow enough natural light to fill the room.
If you don’t get much natural light, then add light fixtures around the room. Bright, white lights are perfect for energising, while soft, yellow lights help create a feeling of calm. No matter what type of lighting you choose, make sure you’re also able to properly dim the room whenever you need to get some rest.
- Add a bit of nature
There is something extremely soothing about nature. It’s important to add a few aspects of the outdoors to the inside of your home. When furnishing your new space, consider bringing in some natural elements.
Potted plants are a great way to add greenery to your home. It’s easy to place some foliage around windows or in entryways. Flowers are the perfect addition for someone who loves colour. Plants also help to filter the indoor air.
- Be true to yourself
Above all, all of your home furnishings need to reflect who you are as a person. Choose furniture that matches your sense of style. Look for decorative pieces that speak to you. Don’t be influenced by others. In the end, you are the one who will be living in the home, so it’s important that you feel at ease from the moment you walk through the doors.
Furnishing your home is a very personal and enjoyable experience. If you don’t know where to begin, consider shopping around at various stores and asking for advice by finding tradespeople. Look online for inspiration. Take your time furnishing your home. Don’t rush through this very personal process. The end result should truly represent who you are.