Even after moving into your dream house, it can take months to unpack and get adjusted to your new environment. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to put your personal touch in your interior design to turn your house into a home in no time at all.
Update Old Paint
More often than not, the color palette chosen by a previous homeowner will leave much to be desired. Before you settle in and arrange your furniture, take the time to contact professional Birmingham painters to repaint the interior and exterior of your property, if needed.
Repainting a new home will give it an instant facelift to fit in with your design and color scheme. As an added bonus, repainting interior walls with zero VOC paints can help to reduce harmful fumes and cut down on indoor air pollution that could affect the health of your family.
Get Rid of Old Furniture
Preferably, it helps to get rid of old, unwanted furniture before you move out of your old home to save money on moving expenses. However, replacing a major piece of furniture in each room of your house is one way to give it a near-instant facelift.
If you have a small home, consider investing in new pieces of multipurpose furniture. For example, a coffee table or ottoman with a hidden storage compartment can hold books, DVDs, and blankets. Small homes and condos can also benefit from a stylish couch with a hideaway bed to accommodate any guests that may visit.
Leave Empty Space
Whether we want to admit it or not, most of us are afraid of leaving empty space in our home. It’s a natural tendency to want to unpack all of your belongings and cram them into every square inch available to fill your new home to the gills. Try to resist this urge as much as you can!
Your interior design will look much more attractive and balanced if you leave extra space and breathing room throughout your home. This is also the perfect opportunity to get rid of unwanted clutter, like knickknacks and furniture that you no longer use. As a rule of thumb, less is more; avoid over-decorating a room by focusing on balance with the use of space and angling of furniture.
As you get ready to tackle the design of your new home, this is your chance to create a welcoming, comforting environment that you will look forward to going home to after a long day of work.