Furnishing a New Home? Follow These 5 Simple Tips

Furnishing a New Home? Follow These 5 Simple Tips

Furnishing a new home is the perfect opportunity to personalize your space and make it your own — but deciding where to start may also be a little challenging. Luckily, we have put together a list of interior decorating tips to help make this process more simple.

Prioritize High-Traffic Areas

Do you love relaxing on the couch while watching Netflix? Or are you a host who enjoys having dinner parties? When it comes to furnishing a new home, prioritize the areas that you will spend the most time in. By focusing on the rooms you know you will get the most use out of, you can spread out your trips to the furniture store and take your time to create the perfect space.

Do not overdo it, though. Keep your home décor basic at first in order to make the home livable. Then, you can style and decorate with more detail once you have settled in.

Make Sure It Measures Up

If you are in the market to buy new furniture, make sure you account for the amount of space you have to work with in each area of your home. Consider the architecture of each room and account for its size, ceiling height, and placement of doors, windows, and walls. This will help you determine where to place the lighting, furniture, and wall décor.

To better prepare yourself, have a floor plan with exact measurements, plus the height, width, and length of doorways, halls, and stairways. To make this process easier, Perry Homes has an Interactive Floor Plans tool that allows you to configure your home to fit your needs. There are even a wide variety of interior decorating apps to help style your home with ease.

Lighting Is Key

Lighting is vital for the overall look, feel, and function of any room. You will want to make sure you have adequate window coverings, privacy, light, and temperature control. Curtains, shades, and shutters are often the best methods for controlling the natural light in any room.

You can also create a cozy ambiance in your home with smaller light sources around the room. Avoid blue, fluorescent light bulbs, and instead opt for ones with yellow, warm tones.

Personalize Your Space

If you are repurposing furniture or using gently used items friends and family, it may feel like your home is more eclectic rather than a true representation of your style. By adding small, personal details to each room, you can enhance your current décor and provide fluidity between the old and new pieces in your home. From family pictures and nicknacks to framed posters of your favorite band or movie, furnishing a new home is a great time to let your personality shine.

At the end of the day, it is important to remember that you can take time when furnishing your new home. There is something special about collecting pieces over time with a loved one or during your travels as a memento and using those pieces to create memories — and a design you love – within your home.

Furnishing a new home can be quite the task. With a few simple tips, you can personalize your space in no time. Looking for inspiration as you design your new home? Explore Perry Homes’ gallery of homes to help you craft your ideal space.

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Furnishing a New Home? Follow These 5 Simple Tips

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