Styling your new home is one of the most exciting parts of buying a home. Whether you want to paint the walls, update your appliances or buy new furniture, you now have the freedom to make it your own. Most homeowners usually start with furnishing the home.
Whether you need to move it or you’re starting from scratch, furnishing your home is a big endeavor. Use the below checklist as a brief guide to help you furnish your new home.
What Is Your Style?
Deciding a style for your home is key to making sure that your home appears put together. Clashing themes cause your home to feel incomplete and will leave you unsatisfied. Before rushing to furnish your home, spend some time online looking at inspiration until you have a clear vision of what you want your new home to look like.
Spend A Little More To Spend A Little Less
You’ve spent a significant amount of your savings on your home and it can be tempting to try and save some cash on your furniture. Yet, sometimes it will pay dividends to spend a little more to spend a little less. When you are unsure about your furniture, but it “works for now”, you are extremely likely to replace that furniture in the future. Spending more on a piece of furniture now that you love will mean that you spend less replacing it in the future.
Go Room By Room
Purchasing the furniture for your new home can feel overwhelming and will add up quickly. Instead of focusing on the entire house, go room by room. Starting with the most important rooms, such as the kitchen and living room, you can work your way through the whole house and focus on the end result.
Don’t Go Overboard
It can be tempting to fill the space in your home, but often less is more. When purchasing furniture, it is a great idea to start out slow and buy the bare necessities. After you have those items in place, if you feel like your home is missing something, you can add those pieces one-by-one. Using this strategy, your home won’t feel crowded and you make it seem much bigger than it is.
Measure, Measure & Measure
We have all been there. You buy something online and you think you measured the spot… but what do you know, it doesn’t fit. Make sure that when you measure a spot for furniture you take into consideration:
- The size of the space versus the size of the item
- Whether you need the surrounding space to move around the item
- Whether the piece of furniture will need accessories such as side tables, bookshelves, etc.
Following these simple tips will ensure you are happy with your home. Interested in what it takes to buy a home? Click hereto schedule a complimentary home loan consultation. You will spend an hour with one of our seasoned home loan experts and go through what it takes to buy a home.