If any of you have ever tried to decorate your first home or are in the process of decorating your first home, you know that it is much harder than moving into and decorating your college dorm room. You are also probably looking at less money to decorate then you initially expected, or planned for. For the following few minutes, I am going to give you a few tips that help to decorate your home without spending thousands of dollars to get started!
The first tip is to paint your house. If you can’t afford to paint the whole house then focus solely on your bedroom and possibly the living room. Since those are the areas that you will spend the most time and it is where visitors will come and enjoy time at your house. Remember to choose colors that speak to you and about your personality. Make your home a place that mirrors who you are. Don’t make it like your mother’s house, your friend’s house, or even that really cool one you saw on television. Let it be yours! If you are a morning person, choose bright colors or more subtle colors if you are a night owl. This will play to your benefit and mood.
The second tip is to find and buy a bed. This will give you a place to sleep that mixes well with the new paint of your bedroom. I recommend finding a bed frame that fits you and your style. It will last for years to come. You definitely want to really like it because 1/3 of your day will be spent in your bedroom, so don’t get something you don’t like.
Third, focus on getting a sofa. The living room will be the center of gathering for family and friends and so you definitely want a place to sit. Since the sofa is the main furniture item in any living room, you will want one that matches your style and personality. Also, make sure it is comfortable to your liking. Don’t just get one because you think your family will like it, forget about that. Make sure you love it.
Fourth, if you have any more money to spend move onto rugs or if you don’t have carpet or you really don’t like rugs then update your kitchen look. If the cabinets look drab and outdated, paint them for a fresh new look and it will give your kitchen the facelift it needs and you’ve been wanting. Now paint can do wonders.
Don’t stress about all the other things that you can do, they can come later. You don’t need to completely renovate and redo your first house. Once you are settled and know how you use your house, you can buy furniture and decorations accordingly. Just remember to have fun with it and let your personality shine through your home’s decor. Have fun with your new home and have fun with your decorating! I hope you found this helpful.