Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Welcome Back Blog Readers,
Moving into a new home is a chaotic and stressful situation at the best of times. Going through this experience myself right now, I’ve developed some useful tips to ease the transition that will help make your new house feel like home right away.
First, if you can’t get into your new home purchase right away, use the limited time that you’re allowed to measure the space of each room. This will give you a sense of what furniture you can bring with you and what you will need to purchase. Obtaining the room measurements will also help you decide which rooms you’re going to paint and which you’re to wallpaper. This will allow you to better focus on which rooms will be plain and which ones will make use of color and print.
Another important element is flooring. You want a uniform look, so if much of the new home is hardwood and there is carpeting over the hardwood, naturally you want to tear it up! Also keep in mind the overall look of the flooring, jumping from tile to hardwood to carpeting; this will make the house look smaller and more divided.
In relation to my forte, which as you all know is wallpaper, do not forget that the use of wallpaper can make, for example, an ugly tiled or marbled powder room more enhanced, because the correct choice of wallpaper can take your eye away from a previous owner’s bad design decision. This concept also holds true in any area of the home.
In summary, these three simple tips will help keep you focused on the important aspects of what design decisions will follow. So stay tuned folks for more moving advice!
And, as I always say folks, “Don’t be afraid to decorate!”