Moving into a new house is always exciting. However, decorating a new house can be an overwhelming task, as you need to work with a completely new layout and take several decor decisions. But, don’t worry, ‘coz we’ve got your back! From deciding on the decor style to executing it in your new house, we bring you a step-by-step guide to decorate your new house from scratch.
1. Decide on a Decor Style
The first step to decorate a new house from scratch is to decide on the decor style. Though deciding at first seems to be an easy process, but it isn’t always as simple as it appears to be. An easy way to decide is by scouring home stores, magazines, and the internet to get a hang of what is trending in the world of decor. Take notes of the decor styles that you like and relate to the most, and then decide. Additionally, these days a lot of fun design quizzes are available online, you can take up one of them to get an idea about what kind of decor will suit you and your home the most.
2. Break Down Your Decorating Plan
One of the easiest ways to overwhelm yourself with an empty house is by trying to decorate the entire space in a day. To help your new house appear beautiful, think of breaking down your decorating plan. Think of the rooms that are your absolute favorites and start decorating, one room at a time. However, don’t try to match the decor of all the rooms. Just do what your heart desires. If you want the bedroom decor to be Scandinavian and the living room in the industrial decor style, so be it! Just ensure to add a unifying element (for instance a certain color) that ties all the rooms together.
3. Begin with the biggest piece in the room first
Now that you have already broken down your decor plan, find the most important piece of furniture in the room. The biggest piece is usually the most vital and expensive piece of furniture in the room. That’s why it’s essential to begin with that one piece and work your way from there. In a living room, pick the couch first. In your bedroom, the bed is the most essential piece, and in the dining room, the dining table is the most crucial piece. It is generally also the most-used furniture in the room. You can always save some on accessories, but never hold back on this statement piece!
4. Get Help From Experts
In case you have are still confused about decorating your home, take help from decor experts. These days, many online and offline decor stores offer free design consultations. They employ highly skilled design experts who understand your personality, likes and dislikes and then provide advice based on that.
5. Your New BFF – Paint!
One of the easiest ways to get your home ready is by painting the walls. We suggest, don’t play safe. Instead, be bold and take some risks. If you want a splash of energy in your living room a bright yellow will work well. In fact, even a light mocha or beige can make a statement! And the best part is that if you don’t like it, you can always change it.
6. Layer it
Decorating a new house takes time. The more you stay in the house, the more you understand what kind of decor you would like to see. You may have a new perspective on a room after staying there for few months, so don’t rush into decorating everything at once. Here are the decor elements you can add later on: accent colors, rugs, lighting, wall art, throw pillows etc.