What to look for when furnishing your new home
New home furnishing is an exhilarating time and process. You get an empty space that can be designed exactly how you like it. Building the home of your dreams is one of the few things that keep us motivated in our careers. Hence, furnishing this new space holds special value in our hearts. However, one can often feel lost or wonder, “where do I start?” when handling a new space. Though there are a number of interior decorators out there, it is not always a feasible investment for all. Additionally, those who find themselves overwhelmed by how to decorate a new space can find design ideas too confusing to explain to a designer.
If you, too, are soon going to, or are currently struggling with, the question “how do I furnish my home?” keep on reading.
First things first, before purchasing any items to put into a new home, it is essential to decide what type of ambience you are looking for. Do you have a minimalistic aesthetic or something chic yet undertone? Do you wish to have it colourful, have vibrancy, or be a haven for peace and calm? These are the primary questions you must tackle.
Now, when the time comes to purchase products, there has to be a methodical approach, and you can even purchase a “furnish your whole house package” from an interior designer. Something like the following steps:
- Measure: Firstly, measure your space. Carry a measuring tape in your house, figure out the layout of a room and measure how much space you can afford for the big items first. When you furnish your home, start with big things like sofas, beds, etc. Measure the space and do not eyeball at all.
- Budget: It is essential to know your budget and even break it down for individual items to avoid overspending and compromising on other products.
- Do not overfill: Once all the big items and necessities are done, the time to purchase decorative products comes. While expressing your personality and buying things that make you happy is essential, it is crucial not to buy too much stuff. Overfilling a house runs the risk of making the space seem and feel small, and in the long run, can make you feel uncomfortable.
- Be realistic: Yes, we are all floored by the beautiful Pinterest spreads and want the exact homes they show. But let’s be honest. Maintaining a home actually inhabited by people is almost impossible, especially if you have children. Create a livable house where you are not constantly straightening up to maintain that aesthetic look you saw on the internet. If you wish to have a picture-perfect place, consider creating a small space or a den where you can easily manage maintaining a Pinterest-worthy aesthetic.
Ultimately, there is no right and wrong when furnishing a new house. Everyone has a different idea, and that is what makes every space unique. Just follow the basic steps mentioned above to avoid a faux pas, and you are good to go. Most of all, ensure that your space feels like home to you.