Decorating your new home should be fun and exciting. If you find yourself feeling tense, take a minute to relax, take a deep breath, and continue reading. You don’t need a degree or to be a professional interior decorator to make your home look amazing.

Before You Move

Before you move, get rid of anything that you’re not going to use.

  • Will your old furniture work in the new home? If not, why move it?
  • Do you really want every item in your current home to come to your new home? Take a minute to think about each item as you pack. Experts say that if you haven’t used something in a year, let it go.
  • Clutter detracts from the beauty of a home. It makes it hard to decorate and you constantly have to struggle to keep clutter organized.

Know the Decorating Style that You Like

A well-decorated home has a pulled together and cohesive look. One way to get this look in your new home is to determine what your decorating style is. Do you lean towards formal? Perhaps you’d love a retro look, or maybe country is your thing. It’s important to know the style that you like so that you can carry it through.

If you’re eclectic and like aspects of several styles, your decorating style may be bohemian chic, also known as, boho chic. This eclectic style is currently one of the most popular styles.

Choose Your Color Scheme

What color scheme pleases you? Choose the colors you like. Blues are calming, while neutrals are easy to work with, and never go out of style. Purples and reds are bold color statements. If you paint the walls a neutral color, you can bring in any other colors as accent colors. Think about the colors that make you feel good. One word of caution: only use trendy colors as accents. If you use them on walls or furniture, you’ll quickly tire of them, and it will be expensive to change them. Trendy colors seem to fade away as fast as they came in, and can leave your home looking dated.

Once you’ve followed the above tips, you’re ready to start filling your home with the items and colors that you love.