Now that you’ve found your new home, boxed up your possessions, and trucked them across the stretch, the fun can begin: it’s time to decorate your new place! While the possibilities may seem endless as you stare at the emptiness of your new place, proceed with caution.
Start with the basics – Bare walls are literally a clean slate, and a chance to take a breath and to brainstorm some decorating ideas. Do you want to paint the walls? Do you want to go simple, or elaborate? Knowing exactly what you want before you begin work can save you from spending a lot of time and a lot of money on redoing things.
Go retro – While you can find some beautiful new pieces for your home décor at designer stores, nothing beats finding a truly unique piece that has withstood the test of time. Consider shopping at antique stores or yardsales to find that one stunning, special piece.
Don’t forget the hidden costs – You may have the perfect piece to complement your new entry way complete with cathedral ceilings, something large, striking and bold. If it’s currently located anywhere but your house, you’ll need to factor in the cost of moving it into your decorating budget. Even if you’ve already moved in all your other things, you may still need to call for a Moving Company quote for those larger, last-minute pieces your home décor simply can’t do without.
Once you’ve decorated to your heart’s content, you can be rest assured that you didn’t do it at the expense of your dollars – well, not all of them, anyway.