How to Save Money and Style Decorating Your New Home
The first thing you are going to want to do when you are finished unpacking in your new house is decorate it to your unique taste. The hard parts are over: the paperwork is behind you, a reliable Removalist Company has transferred your belongings safely to your new location, and everything has been placed where it should be. Decorating is an exciting way to turn your house into a home.
Moving is expensive though. Decorating can be too but do not be disheartened by the prospect of large bills and overpriced materials. You can decorate on a budget without sacrificing quality or style.
Before you do any decorating, plan it all out first. Impulse buying adds up fast and the items you purchase may clash with the others you have at home. With a plan you have a clear idea of what you want and what will match.
With a written out budget you can get a real estimate of the cost of your decorating ideas. You can shop around for better prices on the items you really want. Your budget should be analysed for any other areas where you can cut costs.
Redecorate one room at a time. Doing too many at once will overwhelm your finances. Space it out to spare your wallet and extend the excitement that comes with sprucing up a home.
Reuse and Repurpose
When searching for new decor look no further than your own home. Instead of storing all of your things away you should choose a few to display. It adds a personal touch to the living room when there is a marble chess set on the coffee table or a few of your favourite books perched on the mantle. Knick knacks from the store lack that kind of warmth.
You can also repurpose some of your items so that they fit better with the style of your new home. Consider dyeing an old rug to match a different colour scheme. Paint or stain your furniture. Resurface the cabinets in your bathrooms and kitchen to get a store bought look without wasting your budget.
If you do buy decor for your home, buy second-hand. Resale shops offer a lot of variety. They can spark your creativity in ways you never would have thought possible.
Where to Spend Most of Your Budget
The two areas of your budget that are best for investment are paint for the walls and purchasing new furniture.
Your furniture can make or break a room. It is the defining feature, the first thing people see when they enter. Quality furniture will last a long time so it is worth putting money into.
Painting a room gives it new life. Choose a bold colour to paint with, one that really highlights the piece of furniture you chose as your centrepiece for the room.
Decorating your new home is an important step of the moving process. You want to live in a space where you are comfortable, and your most precious things surround you. A reliable Removal Company will make sure your possessions arrive safe. After that, you have a blank canvas.
Author Bio: Bill Chen received the Bachelor Degree of Commerce majoring in Business Administration from University of Sydney. Currently, he is a businessman and running his interstate and local removal company named Bill Removalists Sydney that offers home and office removals in Northern Beaches, Eastern, Inner West suburbs and other areas in Sydney and surrounding cities. He is also an active blogger for his own website and other sites in the industry