Decorating First Homes
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Decorating first home is often very challenging to the new couple or
single homeowner. Most of the people can only afford sterile-looking
apartment units or tiny homes at the beginning stages of their lives
that have few or none architectural advantages to flaunt. However,
decorating your first apartment is also about giving a personal
touch to your home, buying furniture and furnishing that is stylish,
functional, efficient, fits into small rooms, versatile and yet
inexpensive. Here are some tips that you can use to make your home a
retreat for yourself while accommodating all the necessary comforts
- Choose the theme of home décor and stick to a similar look in
all the rooms and areas for harmonious and rhythmic flow and balance
throughout the home.
- Get inspired by home decoration mags, events, shows and serials
to choose the home style that you love.
- Most people opt for rustic, contemporary, casual, traditional,
sleek, modernistic, minimalist, regional or period décor styles.
- Once you have decided on a theme, try to choose your assets,
furniture pieces, furnishings, accents and accessories in keeping
with the theme, though a piece or two of mismatched items is
- For small apartments, loft living and tiny homes, it is best to
stick to maximum of three colors, patterns or styles to keep the
serenity of the home environment rather than going for a riot of
colors that makes your home look like a chaos. Differ in only one of
these things to maintain the better synchronization.
- Scale of furniture should be chosen according to the room size,
doorframe size and elevator size for greater movability. Put less
and versatile furniture in a small room such as chest of
drawers that can serve as countertop too or an
ottoman with hidden storage area for greater efficiency in less
- You can also make a combo of one or two
furniture items with wooden table and sleek
chairs that can be stacked on top of the other in
the corner to make more space when needed.
- You may choose loveseats instead of sofas for small rooms or
sofas with no arms to make the room look more spacious.
- Cheap inexpensive home décor pieces available at vintage and
antique shops, flea markets, auctions, thrift shops, secondhand and
recycle shops and garage sales can be used creatively to make your
home look like a studio for a fraction of the cost. These places are
good resources for unwanted and rare items that are still in good
condition or need only minor changes or repairs.
- Long-lasting, stylish and versatile furniture piece is something
you can invent your bucks or buy a good quality old furniture piece
and paint, polish, repair, reupholster or wax it to make it shine
- Keep swatches of fabrics and colors you would like along with
pictures of the pieces you would really like for home with you while
shopping for home décor furniture and furnishings so everything new
available in the store doesn't tempt you.
- Allot some shelves of the
bookcase or the entertainment center or the wall
to display your
collectibles, for a pretty home makes you feel
proud of it and is much more inviting when you come back to it from
work. You may also like to install a small fireplace for colder
climates to add warmth to home décor.