You’re buying your first home and have been scouring the web looking for inspiration on how to decorate your house. Look no further, we are here to help!
How to Decorate Your House
Step 1: Determine a Theme
It doesn’t have to be set in stone, but a color scheme or general idea of what you like is always best to know ahead of time.
If you love rustic, used items, make sure you know that, so you can have an idea on where to thrift items, and where to buy new.
Step 2: Wants vs. Needs
What items do you need? What items do you have a desire for?
Sometimes it’s best to write down the necessities first, and if you have leftover spending money you can splurge on the wanted things!
If you’re just dying to have that fancy chandelier, why not see about up-cycling one instead? It’ll be cheaper on your pocket, and more fun!
Step 3: Less is More
We’re not saying to have a bare living room with only one couch and one table. No! We’re saying to be picky about what you bring into your home.
You don’t need three console tables, so pick your favorite and sell the rest. You can use the money you make on that, to splurge on a few special things like scented candles or a fancy rug!
Now that we have a few ground rules on how to decorate, let’s do a deep dive!
Go Big or Go Home
Okay, maybe we’re terrible at puns!
But seriously, start with the big items first, then get the smaller, decorative items. We love these tulip table and chair sets from littletulip.com! Grab one of these sets first, then match your home decor to it.
Make sure you take measurements of the space before you make your order though! There’s nothing worse than falling in love with an item, having it shipped to your beautiful new home, and it not fitting in the space as you had hoped. Fight the guesstimating feeling and use a tape measure, trust us!
Don’t Be Afraid to DIY
We love a good Do It Yourself project! Look back at a previous post to see a few of our suggestions on what to DIY in decorating your new home.
While we do suggest DIYing to save money, be mindful of the project you’re taking on. Sometimes what seems to be easy, will turn out to be a huge undertaking that requires several steps and time devoted strictly to the project itself. You got this, just keep in mind a feasible outcome!
To wrap this baby up, decorating your new home may seem like a daunting task to some. We have full confidence in you that with the right mindset, and these tips, you can be an expert on how to decorate your house. You got this!
After you get all settled in, why not check out a few organizational tips? We’ve got that covered for you as well! Here are some easy ways to keep that beautiful new home neat and organized.