There are very few moments in life that offer a more perfect time for purging and redecorating than moving into a new home. Moving presents a clean slate; it allows you to rethink how you want to decorate, what you want to keep, and what new purchases you want to make. For some, this job can feel overwhelming. However, with these four tips for decorating after moving, you can take your time and create the home of your dreams.
Plants Add Life
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Feng Shui offers many great decorating tips. While you may not believe in Feng Shui, one concept you should include in your decorating is adding plants to your rooms. Plants breathe life into a room. They add color and texture. Add simple house plants or arrange flowers that are both silk and live around your home. You will find that by adding plants to your rooms, they will feel more welcoming.
Mix the Old With the New
As you prepare to move, take this time to go through all of your current belongings and purge the items you don’t want. But remember, you don’t have to get rid of everything. If you currently have a mantle with decor on it, but your new home doesn’t have a mantle, purge the pieces you no longer need and reuse others on a sofa table or entry area. Maybe you are getting a new sofa, but you love the pillows on your current one; keep them and put them on your new furniture. Find ways to mix the old with the new.
Highlight Architectural Details
Does your new home have architectural details that attracted you to it? If so, find ways to highlight these features once you move in. If you have space between the top of a wall and the ceiling, consider placing art, vases, baskets, or other decor as a focal point in the room. In a cutout between rooms, find a light feature that sits nicely in the space; the cutout will frame it and make it look like it was made for the room. Find the perfect piece of artwork for the built-in shelf. By highlighting these features, you draw attention to them, which allows others to see what you saw when you bought your home.
Paint Right Away
Painting rooms is always easiest when the room is completely void of furniture and belongings. So, before you move into your home, think long and hard about whether you want to paint any of the rooms. Did you notice any walls that need touching up? Maybe you like the current color of your home, but are there any walls you want to accent with color? If you answered yes to these questions, paint your walls now. You don’t want to wish you had painted before you moved.
Now that your head is spinning with great ideas for your new home, take some time and make a plan. Remember, this is the time to turn your house into the home you have always wanted.
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