After moving to your new home, all your thoughts and efforts would automatically go to unpacking all your boxes. Although you will likely organize your furniture, decors, and other items you have unpacked in ways that would reflect your personal style or to make each room more aesthetically pleasing, you still have a long way to go before you can have a truly appealing and complete-looking interior.
Providers of interstate moving services share below five of the most useful decorating tips you can follow to get your new home in order and looking great after moving in:
1. Choose Your Decorating Style
The decorating style you select will enable you to have a home that has a uniform look. And this will go a long way in helping you keep an attractive, impressive house.
The most popular interior decorating styles you can choose from are transitional, modern, ranch, and contemporary.
In case you are having a hard time choosing among the different options because of your budget or other factors, the best way to pick the right style is to use the same style for the interior as your home’s exterior
This means that if you have a lawn with lots of plants and trees, you can choose a farmhouse or craftsman style. If you already have a lot of dark, rich wood furniture pieces, you’re on the right track. You can also consider hiring a professional joiner to improve or add additional wooden fixtures that will contribute to your chosen decorating style.
2. Tackle One Room at a Time
Although you will be eager to decorate and arrange everything at once, curb your enthusiasm. Even if you can physically do this, you will end up having rooms that looked like they were spruced up haphazardly and carelessly.
The best way to start beautifying your home is to work on one room at a time. Study each room as you unpack the boxes and organize the items. Think about what the room seems to be missing or anything that may look out of place.
Make a list of the possible items or activities (such as new paintwork) that the room needs. This will help you avoid buying things or paying for services that you don’t really need which will lead to overspending – something that you don’t want to do post-move.
3. Install or Replace the Window Treatments
One of the easiest ways to decorate your home after moving in is to install or replace the current window treatments.
Light-colored curtains can immediately add color and warmth to your house. It will make your new house feel instantly like home as well.
If you chose a Georgian or luxury modern decorating style, hang curtains at least 30 cm above the window frame or all the way to the ceiling. Make sure you extend your curtain rod out 7 to 15 cm on each side as well. Lastly, layer your drapes.
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These techniques will give your home a more elegant look and improve its appeal effortlessly.
4. Change or Install New Lighting Fixtures
Improving the lighting in your home can quickly make it look better and enhance the mood.
In case you find the current light bulbs too bright or dim, change them. Give your home a softer and friendlier atmosphere by replacing them with warm, compact fluorescent bulbs. They are great for creating this mood.
If you think the lamps and chandeliers you brought aren’t enough or won’t work with the style you have in mind for your new home, think carefully about how many you need. A budget-friendly option you can also consider is looking for good quality second-hand lighting fixtures.
5. Decorate with Plants
Lastly, add color to your home by arranging the potted plants you brought inside your new home. If you didn’t bring any, you will find affordable potted plants at the local nursery.
You can also bring out your vases and buy fresh, colorful flowers. All the additional plants will effortlessly breathe life into your new home. They will evoke feelings of familiarity as well that will make your new house more comfortable and homier.
The upside to decorating a new house is that you don’t have to do everything in a hurry. Take your time in choosing the ideal decorating style for your home and follow it when tackling each room. If you are in a hurry to beautify your home, use the simple techniques listed above first.
Craig Jones is the Managing Director at Aussiemove, Australia’s largest independent moving alliance. Craig is a respected member of the removalist network in Australia, having served in senior positions, including the President of the removal industries governing body, the Australian Furniture Removals Association (AFRA). With 23 years of experience at Aussiemove, he has the skills and the highly trained team to move families safely and reliably, in Adelaide, across Australia and around the world.