You have finally managed to buy the house of your dreams and it’s time to decorate it to your liking.
But… Where to start? There are so many options that it can be stressful, but don’t worry, we’ll give you some tips to help you.
With this small decorating guide you can turn your house into the home you’ve always dreamed of.
Inspiration and style
The first step to start decorating your new home is to find a style that you like and make you feel comfortable because you are going to have to look at it for a long time.
If you don’t know any style or don’t have any preferences the easiest way is to look at photos. Today with social networks we have it very easy, Pinterest, Instagram, blogs….
This way we will have given a concrete form to our idea defining the color palette, type of furniture, textures…
Decide on functional needs
The space not only has to be beautiful but also comfortable, practical and functional.
Consider how many people live in the house, what kind of activities you like to do and where, even if you sometimes like to sleep on the couch or if you like to have guests.
Let your lifestyle guide your decorating plan.
Look at what furniture you have and want to take advantage of, decide if each piece has a place in your new home.
If you have furniture or accessories that no longer fit you, a great option is to sell them on Wallapop.
Remember at each stage of our lives we have different needs, you can mix styles that will add personality to your decor, only you can judge which pieces will make the difference.
Calculate how much you can spend. If you can’t afford to decorate your whole house at once, prioritize the space where you spend most of your time.
Having a general budget will help you avoid impulse purchases!
Don’t be afraid to shop around to see if you can find a similar item at a better price.
Most importantly, take your floor plan with you when you go shopping. Furniture looks smaller in a store than it will in your home.
And don’t forget to set a budget, it’s easy to spend more than we should!
Once you’ve chosen your furniture, create a floor plan with it. This way you can draw a lighting plan considering in which areas you need more or less light.
The type of bulb is very important. Bulbs come in a range of cool or warm tones. So if you have painted the walls in cooler tones, you can warm them up with a warm light bulb and vice versa.
Color on the walls
Many people think that you choose at the beginning, but we’re going to let you in on a secret: It’s easier to choose a shade that complements your furniture than the other way around.
The best thing to do is to choose paint samples and compare them with the furniture you have already chosen until you find the perfect match.
Another very important tip is that once you have your favorite samples, look at them at different times of the day – sunlight can change the tone of your paint!
Fabrics and textiles
Choosing the right thing for your home is very important but it can become a headache. So let’s try to guide you with some basic information:
Cool and warm colors:
Warm ones provide energy so it’s best to use them in the spaces of the house with the most activity.
Cool colors like blue help us to relax, and it is better to use them in a place to relax and rest.
As for fabrics, there are two main categories: natural or synthetic.
Natural fabrics are more durable but less resistant to dirt and wrinkle easily.
Synthetic materials tend to be more resistant to dirt and do not wrinkle as much, but are less durable over time.
Personal touches that tell your story
When decorating, in addition to style, it is important to talk about you, your story.
That’s why it is important to add to our spaces items from our childhood, pieces from our relatives, souvenirs from your travels…
Have you just bought the house of your dreams, then it’s time to put these tips into practice!