1. Know Your Budget
The first step you should take when approaching interior design in your new home is understanding your budget. Having a budget allows you to set guidelines in which to work and keeps you from going overboard as you start personalizing your house. As you move into your new home, in most cases you’ll have more space than you had previously, which translates to space that needs to be filled.
Your first instinct might be to buy all new furniture along with all the finishing touches needed to get your home just the way you want it. Your budget is key to keep you from overspending (after all, you did just buy a new house). Plus, your budget will also encourage creativity in buying, restoring, or repurposing all the items you need to achieve the ideal interior design for your new home.
2. Start With Small Changes
You don’t have to make a ton of big changes the second you move into your new home. Start small with minor changes like rearranging furniture in a single room, swapping out old knobs for new ones, and tastefully adding décor to walls. In all likelihood, some of your pieces from your previous home can be used by simply adding minor updates like new throw pillows, table lamps, or a piece of art.
3. Complete One Room
While nearly all new homeowners would like to complete the design of their new house all at once, for most people, it’s simply not practical. Completing one room at a time is the best approach. As you choose the room with which to begin, assess your space and develop your plan. Many homeowners find the kitchen or the family room the perfect place to start.
4. Choose Your Colors
Starting with a color selection will give you direction and help you with the overall plan for your space. You’ll want to choose hues you like, while keeping in mind that neutral tones deliver an open, airy effect. Bold colors are ideal for accent and character. Remember to choose colors you love which will guide you in the selection of all the exciting interior design pieces to come.
5. Express Your Personal Style
As you decorate your new home, be sure to express your personal style. Your new home should reflect you and all that you love. Designing your home should be a fun experience, not a stressful one. You want the result to be a new home that is beautiful, functional, and comfortable for years to come!
Site last updated: 6. January 2020