Decorating tips for new homeowners

decoratingMoving into your first house can be the best feeling in the world. After a long while of living with your parents or in a student home, being able to move into your own personal space is a huge privilege.

From the moment we set foot in a new house we want to change things and make the home into our own paradise and there are many ways to do this. One of the things you can think about is decorating the house to your own taste, and today we have some quick tips to help you get the most out of your space. 

Move the furniture

Before you start working on a big home project such as the living room or the kitchen it can be a great idea to hire a self storage unit to store your belongings while the work is going on. There are a few reasons why it is good to do this: firstly because you want to protect your items, and secondly so that you will have that motivation to finish the project quickly and not stall with it at all.

Set the tone from the curb

If you want your home to look amazing and feel welcoming from the moment people see it, the best thing you can do is spend some time at the front of the house. This will include mowing the lawn and trimming hedges; planting new flowers and shrubbery; and pressure washing the driveway. As well as all of this you will want to think about hanging a basket of flowers by the front door and replacing your house number if it is looking a little old and weary. 

Keep the walls bright 

When decorating your first home for the first time it is incredibly tempting for you to paint the walls bright and bold colours and really let your creativity flow. However, as nice as this might be at first, you will likely become sick of the colour scheme fairly soon and this can have an impact on the way your home feels. The best thing you can do is keep the walls a light white or grey and then use things like furniture and artwork to add the colours you want in the room. 

Paint the ceiling

If you are looking for a way to bring a unique spin to the home this year, there is nothing more effective than decorating the ceiling. By painting the ceiling a bright colour such as yellow or blue, you will draw the eye of your guests upwards and this gives the instant illusion of a larger home. Think about using this hack in the smallest rooms of the house for an effective and stunning design. 

Let in the light 

Lighting is incredibly important in the home and it is crucial for you to bring as much natural light into the home as you can. Use windows, curtains and mirrors to allow as much light into the home as you can and this will make all the difference to your home.