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Decorating Your New Home

Decorating Tips for Your New Home

Last Updated on January 7, 2012

Moving into a new home can be an exciting yet intimidating undertaking. Your new home is like a blank canvas, ready for your creative juices to flow and make your new dwelling into a warm and inviting environment. The following are some helpful tips to make your home a comfortable haven you and your family will want to rush home to.

Set a Budget:
Decorating a home to look chic can be costly, so know your limit and stick within those parameters. Put together a budget for purchasing furniture, household paint, accent pieces and additional trips to the hardware store. If you don’t have enough in your decorating budget to finish the entire house, complete one room at a time instead of having several unfinished projects going at once. You can save additional costs by doing a lot of the labor yourselves. Your local home center will have lots of great ideas on how to get the job done and think of how proud you’ll be knowing that you completed the task on your own without hiring additional labor.

Select a Color Scheme:
Each room in your new home doesn’t have to be the same color however there should be a color scheme that flows throughout the house. Select a couple of colors that complement each other and paint the home with those particular choices. To bring in additional color, find accent pieces like vases, rugs, furniture, pillows and throws that blend everything together. Add a chair rail or wall paper border to incorporate an extra burst of color.

Plan Your Furniture Placement:
Deciding where all your furniture should go is an important task when first moving into a home. Not only do you want your furniture to look attractive and inviting, but it should also be functional too. If you have a large family, make sure there is suitable room for everyone to sit in the great room together. Can everyone see the television from every seat in the living room? If you have a pool table in the basement, set it up so that you have room to shoot at every angle.

Tackle One Room at a Time:
When it comes to decorating your new home, start with the one room in your house that you use the most. Begin placing the biggest pieces of furniture first and move them around until you like the flow and everything is in place. Add in accent pieces like area rugs, window treatments, throw pillows, vases and houseplants until the mood of the room is complete.

About the Author: Jon Clark is a blogger, coffee lover and home décor enthusiast. He writes for which provides apartment renting and living tips as well as reviews for apartments such as these townhomes in San Diego and Long Beach, CA apartments.

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