Designing and developing your new home can be very daunting, but it is even more difficult if you’re a new homeowner and haven’t decorated anything other than your childhood bedroom before. We hear you – many people are in the same boat. Some of us are more creative than others, with plenty of mood boards ready to design each room as soon as they get the opportunity. Others on the other hand wait until the last minute. Does this sound like you? Keep reading to find out some modern décor tips for new homeowners.
Invest in good flooring
Choosing the right type of flooring seems like the easy option, however, it is often the case that new homeowners have to completely revamp the flooring of their new home. However, there are many mistakes you can make with this. For example, different types of flooring suit different rooms around the house which you need to be very careful with. Natural hardwood in the bathroom may not be great choice as it’s not great at absorbing moisture! Instead, you should consider Laminate Wood Flooring or luxury vinyl tiles. Laminate floors are very easy to install and are extremely durable. Additionally, they are scratch-resistant and lasts a very long time. What type of flooring will you choose?
Invest in independent homeware
As well as investing in laminate floors, you should consider investing in art and homeware from independent designers or homeware stores. Purchasing from small businesses is a great way to act social and is definitely the way forward for future home décor. Decorating the home with lovely art and even bespoke items is a great way to impress your guests and spruce up your environment.
Develop a great sleep environment
When new homeowners finally get the keys to their new house, they can often make the mistake of purchasing a new bed and mattress without second-guessing the potential issues that might come with them. For instance, purchasing the wrong mattress can cause havoc on your general mental and physical health. It’s important that you purchase a mattress with the right firmness and perfect materials that’ll suit you. Moreover, it’s useful to buy the correct bedframe too – so consider whether you need extra room, drawers or hate a squeaky bed frame (this is the worst!).
Brighten your walls
When moving into a new house, you don’t want to make the mistake of jumping into a colour scheme without thinking clearly. This is why we recommend refreshing each room of your new home with light and whiter colours; this will help you think straight when you’re making the decisions on what colour scheme to go for. When you’re ready to decide, we recommend opting for brighter and bolder colours. Instagram and Pinterest are currently full of the most amazing and lively coloured homes, so you’re certainly sorted for inspiration on social media.
Create a budget
Finally, we recommend that before you begin decorating, you start by curating a budget. This will set you up well for when the time comes to shop. You don’t want to be restricted when you’re shopping because it is awful seeing the perfect home décor item and not being able to afford it. This means that if you begin shopping with a budget, you’ll start shopping for home goods with a positive mindset. Don’t simply wing it – stick to what you have and make the right decisions!
This article has compiled a list of tips and tricks to consider when decorating your new home. What do you think the biggest décor obstacle will be?