Spring is here, and it’s time for a change. We aren’t talking about gardens or your wardrobe. We’re talking about your home for this. Take a look around you. Do your setting look so boring around you? Maybe it’s time for a change. Decorating the home sounds like a big task to complete.
This goes double for if you are moving into a new house. Don’t be afraid. Decorating doesn’t have to sound like a terrifying nightmare. Here are a few tips to make decorating your home a breeze.
Figure Out Your Decorating Budget
The biggest reason why people don’t get started with decorating the house after a while is because of money. Fixing and changing up the house isn’t cheap. That being said, you can still work with what you have. Sit down and look at how much you have. Take the time to figure out how much you want to spend.
You might have to put some design ideas off at a later date. Look through what you have to have. Go from big and important to little and meaningless. Once you have everything figured out, you can get started.
Pick the Right Time to Decorate
Another reason people don’t decorate is lack of time. Despite being in the middle of a pandemic, people have found ways to use up their time. This ranges from video games to Netflix binges. Why not use that time for something more productive. Sit down and pick out a time you want to do the decorating.
The weekend seems to be the perfect time for decorating the home. Most of the time no one is at work or school. Morning would also be perfect due to it not being too hot yet. These are just some ideas. You can look at your schedule and pick out when the best time you can get started on your home projects.
Fix Up the Essentials First
This is a great opportunity to make fixes around the house that you can’t ignore. You have no excuse for this. Little problems cannot be ignored. One of the common problems that people don’t take care of right away is with the water. 14,000 people in the U.S. experience a water damage emergency at home or work each day.
Are your drains draining too slowly? Are your pipes dripping? Does the water smell funny? Fix them right away and get help. While you’re at it, take a look around at everything that really needs to be taken care of. Once you take out the big problems, you will never have to think about them ever again. Plus, taking care of the important problems before they get worse will save you so much money.
Donate or Throw Out What You Don’t Need
Now, some of you are not going to want to hear this. But hear me out for this. Take a look around your house. What is taking up space that you don’t use anymore? This will be painful, but you are going to have to get rid of it. I know, I know. You might have some sentimental attachments for some of the things that you don’t use anymore. But you are going to need more space if you are going to make changes around your house.
You don’t have to throw it all out. You can give the things that you don’t use anymore to charity. They will take them as long as they are still in good condition. It may be painful, but you will be happier for it in the long run. You can still make memories of newer things.
Figure Out Your Home Decor Style
What do you want your new decorations to look like? Close your eyes. Can you picture what your new designs look like for certain rooms? Once you have the picture in your head, you can get to work. But what if you don’t know what you want? Take a look through different design sites and magazines for ideas. The site My Move lists things from traditional to farmhouse design. They also suggest going room by room with your decorating. You don’t have to do everything with the same design. Feel free to mix it up. 26.97% of bathrooms have a Traditional design aesthetic. Just go with your instincts.
Decorating your new home doesn’t have to be terrifying. You can take your time if you need to and plan out everything you want to do. Once you do that and have a clear idea of what you want to do, everything else will fall into place. Happy decorating with your new home!