Moving to a new home is a great chance to reinvent yourself and start anew. However, it’s all too common for newly refurbished houses to feel a smidge too clinical and impersonal.
Furthermore, with all of the stress that comes with packing and unpacking, it’s easy to forget the creative aspect of moving homes and foregoing it for more practical concerns.
But when you’ve finally settled down and feel that your new house doesn’t feel like a home, you’ll start to miss the little touches that made your old home feel like a sanctuary you can truly call your own.
If you want your creative and personal flair to shine on day one, read on for some easy styling tips to help you decorate with style.
1) Formulate a Rough Furniture Plan
It’s easy to get sidetracked by all the things, both new and old, you want to add to your house. Before you know it, you could end up with a chaotic list of items that don’t mesh well or won’t fit the space you have.
That’s why it’s important to have a game plan before you actually move. Know the details of the number of rooms in the new home, their measurements, and their respective function in the overall layout. Visualizing the space you have to work with can help you plan where and how certain items should fit into your home without overwhelming it.
Next, look into your current selection of furniture and supplies you want to bring with you to your new home. Is there space for your sofa to fit this new layout? Are those extra tables necessary for your living room? Personally vet through your items and consider their place in your new home before automatically adding them in.
By doing this, you can keep the items you really want, while still making room for new styling ideas to evolve your house’s look.
2) Play Around With a Theme
If you don’t want to leave a jarring impression on your guests with a mish-mash of bold design choices, you should have an organized theme from the get-go.
A nice layout knows how to keep a fluid aesthetic as one looks from left to right. It also sets an ambiance that amplifies the mood of your place, not detracts away from it.
Generally speaking, the furniture you pick should maintain a standard color palette and materials that complement each other and enhance the look of your home. Besides the furniture, you should also look into your home’s structural foundation. The window treatments, the paint, the tiles, and the lighting fixtures are also pivotal in setting a certain atmosphere in your home.
For instance, you can incorporate a modern feel in your home by using black and gray furniture and ambient lighting. You can add a sophisticated natural look by widening your windows for natural light and situating various houseplants in parts of your living room. The choices are endless, and ultimately yours to choose.
Adopting all these ideas can bring a new dimension of creativity into your home, all while maintaining a nice level of consistency.
3) Centralize a Piece of History
Each person has a unique item in their possession that holds some sentimental value. It could be a family heirloom, an antique piece of furniture, or a trophy that symbolized a past accomplishment.
These items with special historical significance tell a story and are great additions to add some of your own personal touches. If these items are big like a grandfather clock, they can even act as the centerpiece of a room and can even lay the foundation for your other decorative items.
That said, if these items are bulky and aren’t easily transportable, you should contact furniture removalists with Muval or other local companies to help you move these large items around more safely.
4) Organize Your Moving Boxes
Labeling your boxes can help you maintain a sense of order throughout the move, both during the packing and unpacking process. Each box should ideally be packed according to the room it belongs in, and a marker should also be used to note what items are in each box.
If you want to take your organization a step further, you can list all your items in an online spreadsheet or write them down by hand. This way, all your items are accounted for, and you can easily find them in the event they get misplaced during the move.
Once you finally arrive at your new home, you can immediately set up your items in their designated spots with confidence. No more second-guessing where something should go!
5) Decorate Your Space With Photographs
Nothing screams “home” more than seeing framed photos of you and your loved ones above your fireplace or hung around your walls.
Upon moving to a new home, you’re bound to come across bare walls and empty corners that are merely blank canvases. Framed photos are a great way to inject life into these spaces and make it feel like these spaces are full of life and happy memories.
Plus, these pictures can be positioned in such a way that they can also act as personal wall decorations. A few carefully chosen frames can create a more homey atmosphere in your space, while simultaneously giving you an avenue to express yourself and showcase who you are to your guests.
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