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How to furnish your first home

Handy tips to make the most of your living space in new home

Ideas for furnishing your home
When you are furnishing your first home, it's good to experiment with
different styles and ideas, until you create the look you prefer.

Few things in life can be so challenging and thrilling as decorating your new apartment. An empty space and blank walls give you plenty of opportunity to experiment with organization of furniture and overall design, which ultimately, helps you express your creativity and makes you feel amazing.

Living space sofa
Coordinate the colours of your furniture
with your wall paint and floors.

Since there’s a wide selection of things, from smallest decorating items to larger furniture pieces, this can be a rather daunting task. It’s rather hard to be decisive and know your preferences when there are endless options to choose from.

If you’re uncertain about the style you are trying to achieve, and if you are in dilemma which design to create, there are a few useful steps and techniques you should follow. These will undoubtedly help you make the most of your living space.

Paint the walls

The easiest way to add personality to your interior and liven up the entire look of the space is to paint your walls. Painting your walls with the right hue of color unquestionably has a profound effect on the whole atmosphere of the place. While some of us know precisely what general color and its various shades we want to incorporate into our living space, others become overwhelmed with the painting process and find it difficult to tackle it.

Furnished living room space
How you paint your walls will play an important part in getting the right colours
to match your chosen living space furniture.

Before making any decisions, it is essential for you to determine what color would suit your taste and create an ambience that you will indulge in. If you’re looking for a nice and clean look, opt for wonderful whites, and if you lean toward more dramatic look, choose some bold vibrant colors but make sure you do not go over the top. Accentuating just one wall is another great idea how to bring life into a space. However, bear in mind that some shades are perfect for painting the walls, while some should be saved for fabrics and rugs.

Mix something old with something new

An elegant wooden chair
Add some style to your home furnishing with vintage-look chairs
The easiest way to breathe life into your space and create a unique style is to mix and match not only different pieces of furniture but also various decorative items. There’s a wide range of used vintage furniture you can find in multiple thrift shops and markets that will fit perfectly into the rest of your design.

Combining a nice chest of drawers or an old closet with modern and elegant bentwood chairs gives you an opportunity to invest in some good quality furniture while at the same time save money on some older used pieces. You can give old furniture a makeover and make it more stylish by repainting and reupholstering it to match your living area.

Add decorative items

While choosing the right furniture is the essential aspect of decorating, using appropriate decorative items will definitely bring a spark to the entire interior. From hanging up some artwork in complementary colors and putting framed pictures of your most memorable moments to attaching floating shelves and hanging beautifully designed colorful curtains you will create a perfect relaxing ambience that will wow any of your guests.

Stylish modern design furniture
There are many furniture choices available, to match your capets and your walls.

Make sure you keep your space harmonious and well-balanced. If you happen to have a small space, and you have difficulty choosing and fitting the right design, you should consult a professional designer who will give you plenty of clever and innovative ideas that will make your space truly awe-inspiring.

Emphasize your space with appropriate lighting

Besides regular general lighting that you have in your home, try investing in more decorative lighting fixtures that will enhance the coziness and make the space more comfortable. Install a chandelier in a stairway or a hallway and create a pleasant and welcoming atmosphere or accentuate your room's ambience by illuminating it with unusual small lamps that come in various shapes, sizes and colors.

For a more colour-intensive look
If you prefer more earthy colours to create a cozy space in your first home,
try to combine different furnishing pieces to be complimentary.

Another way to create a dramatic look is to apply lighting to some architectural objects, cabinets and some hidden places and give the space a brighter feel. If you like being creative you can always visit a DIY store, buy a few old lamps and add a new floral or patterned fabric or simply repaint it and create your own work of art.

Although decorating your flat gives you a chance to express your personality and experiment with multitude of imaginative ideas, you need to bear in mind that it’s very important to maintain its functionality and style it in accordance with your tastes and needs. After all, your home should be your sanctuary.

All above images courtesy of Pixabay

Diana Smith

Author bio:

Diana Smith is a full time mom of two beautiful girls and a passionate traveler. In her free time she enjoys writing about home and family, pets and gardening.

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