Keys to Decorating a New Home

Gelotte Hommas Architecture -  Living room and Kitchen:diningIf you’re moving to a new place, you’ve obviously got a lot of things on your to-do list, and we understand that decorating a new home may be last thing on the list. But taking time now to plan your new home’s layout will make the decorating process much easier.

To make decorating a new home as easy as possible, we’ve outlined some of what we feel are the most important steps in the process, courtesy of Houzz.com.

  • Plan your layout: Furniture is heavy, but newspaper or cardboard cut-outs are not. Use them to plan where your furniture will go prior to moving in, or create a virtual floor plan online so that all of your heaviest things can move straight to their new locations without a lot of shuffling around. Trust us – your back will thank you.
  • Make a budget: If you’re up-sizing, it’s easy to get carried away with new furniture and accessories, but a “get it now, pay for it later” approach could leave you paying off your purchases well after their prime. Instead, tackle each room individually by following a budget and using home-made or second-hand accessories when possible.
  • Show your colors: Off-white walls are a safe way to sell a property, but too much of it can leave you feeling bored. Kick things up by adding color to your home through the use of colorful accents, rugs or window coverings. Use our Autumn-inspired color palette to help you decide what colors work best for you.

Many emotions accompany the move to a new place; from excitement and anticipation to fear and panic. But you can help make the transition smooth and enjoyable by planning for it in advance, including plans to decorate.

Do you have questions about decorating a new space? Contact us today at Gelotte Hommas Architects.

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