You might not be thinking about what comes next amidst the stress of moving, but you’ll have to start the furnishing process sooner or later. Although you don’t have to do everything at once, you should start making small progressions as soon as possible. Whether it’s your first home or not, here are a few things to consider when furnishing your new house.
Start With Key Rooms
Decorating and furnishing multiple rooms can be daunting, but you must start somewhere. It’s OK if your home is a work-in-progress for a few months, but starting with key rooms ensures you have a livable space as you continue settling. The main bedroom and living room are the two spaces you’ll spend the most time in, so starting there is a good option.
You don’t need a fully organized kitchen and dining room before establishing a proper place to sleep. Bedroom and basic living room furniture should be your first big-ticket purchases, and you can make other purchases gradually.
Draw Out a Plan
Drawing out a plan can remove some of the stress of decorating and furnishing, especially if you have a visual of each room and its measurements. If you want to do some remodeling, make a plan to do so before you move in and explore what not to do during remodeling for the best possible outcome.
Measure, Measure, Measure
Measure each room precisely and add the measurements to your drawing so that you have all your dimensions in one easy-to-read place. Measure three times to ensure you’re accurate before purchasing furniture for each room. There’s nothing worse than buying something and realizing it doesn’t fit where you intended.
Choose Your Ideal Setup
Drawing your ideal setup of each room can help you visualize what it’ll look like fully furnished. As a result, you can avoid over-or underbuying décor and other home goods. Choosing your ideal setup in advance is a good idea, especially if you struggle to see the big picture.
Organize and Decorate as You Unpack
Unpacking is the worst part about moving, but you can make it easier on yourself if you organize and decorate as you unpack rather than scattering stuff everywhere. For example, you should place and stock your bookshelf how you desire instead of pushing it off to the side to deal with later. When you do this repeatedly, you’ll have clutter everywhere to deal with later instead of several completed spaces.
Establish Your Style
The most enjoyable part of moving into a new house is establishing your style within your décor. It’s much easier to base décor decisions around your furniture; therefore, you should pick your furniture first. Your entire living room branches off your couch, so consider a few tips for choosing upholstery for your living room before making your final sofa decision.
These few things to consider when furnishing your new house can make the process much easier for you and your family. While you might need several months to get your home exactly how you want it, knowing where and how to start settling in is the key to feeling at home in a new place.