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How to Decorate Your New Home Like an Expert After Moving In

Written by Posted On Monday, 31 July 2017 19:35

Buying a new home is an important milestone in anyone's life. However, there is more to do after your offer is accepted. Now that you are in possession of a house, you must decorate it to match your own style and personality. Let's look at a few ways that you can decorate your home like a professional interior designer would.

Know What You Like

The best way to get the interior that you want is to know what you want before you move into your home. Don't be afraid to collect cloth samples, paint samples and any other materials that you may want to try in your home. You can get design ideas by watching programs on HGTV or reading blogs written by other designers.

Take Classes at Your Local Home or Craft Store

Hardware or craft stores may offer classes or seminars as to how you can choose the right type of paint or color for a given room. You may also learn how to use pillows or blankets as accents to your couches or beds. It may also be possible to learn more about whether or not to add a backsplash in the kitchen or whether or not you want to keep those bricks near the fireplace.

A Moving Company May Be Able to Help

The moving company that you work with may be able to help you pull off your design ideas. Some companies, like Bekins Van Lines, can put your couch, television, or other furniture exactly where you want them. They may also be able to recommend some placement ideas of their own based on past experience working with homeowners. As a general rule, hiring professional moving companies may help you save time as well as save you from strains and sprains.

Simple is Usually Effective

You don't need to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars decorating your home to make it look good. In many cases, a fresh coat of paint, a new door or a large window can make a room shine. Hanging pictures, posters or signs on your walls can also make them pop without a lot of money spent or effort put into decorating.

The best part of being a homeowner is having the ability to create an interior that speaks to you. Whether you like warm colors, lots of pillows or walls covered in pictures, there are many different ways that you can create your dream look without having to spend a lot of time or money doing so.

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Rachelle Wilber

Rachelle Wilber is a former real estate agent now turned freelance writer that specializes in home realty, mortgage, and building. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Media Studies.

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