Here’s a little step–by-step guide I’ve created to help any of you whom are looking to redecorate or furnish a brand new home soon!
- Brainstorm your theme and gather ideas on Pinterest to help you visualize what you want before you start shopping.
- Calculate a ballpark budget so you don’t go overboard on purchases.
- Clean the entire space before bringing in any new furniture!
- Take measurements of windows and rooms before you purchase.
- Enlist in some helping hands for your move/decorating, especially if you’re bringing in furniture!
- When beginning the moving process, start by bringing in any rugs/carpets. Then you can fill in the rest, starting with the biggest furniture pieces.
- Add in finishing touches sooner rather than later.
- Get all of the hanging done before your help leaves- otherwise you won’t get it done!
- Clean and vacuum again once most of the moving and decorating is finished.
- Take pictures! It’ll most likely never look as clean and in order as it does now!
- If you have big windows, get new blinds made for each one- it’s worth the expense
- Paint an accent wall if you need more color in your space
- The more light fixtures, the better- ambiance is KEY
- Use fake or real flowers/plants to add life to your space- I recommend getting fresh lavender from L’Occitane
- If you want to save money but still want some sturdy and nice pieces of furniture/décor, shop at places like T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods, and The World Market (where just about all of my things are from)
- Another way to save some money is by looking in old storage units of family members- you’re likely to find some awesome vintage pieces like my beautiful antique dining table!
- Buy some grown-up pictures/paintings and force yourself to get rid of your fun college décor (or at least confine it all to one small room)
- Make an impact in a room by adding a really unique piece that you love!
- Books, books, books: the more, the better!
- Make sure you have enough storage and space-savers- that way your place won’t look too cluttered!
For some extra inspo, visit domainehome.com – my fav website for anything home related!