You have finally bought your new home! Congratulations! This was a big life event, so be sure to celebrate it. But, before you open that bottle of champagne, and, before you call all of your friends to your housewarming party, you need to make your home look stylish and spacious. That is, you have to make sure your new home is actually your dream home and home you will be happy to show off. But, how does one do that? It is rather simple – one just has to be creative and resourceful. And, one should also follow our tips and tricks. So, if you are the one, and if you want to make your new home look stylish and spacious, keep on reading.
First, Clean and Declutter
The first thing you need to do to make your new home look stylish and spacious is clean and declutter it. That is, declutter it and then clean it. No matter how amazing your new home is and no matter how amazing the new furniture is, if your home is messy, dirty, and full of items of previous owners (or items of your own), there is no way it can look good.
Thus, start by decluttering all you have. If you have some items that you don’t use or items that don’t match your home decorating style, get rid of them. You can give them to your friend, donate to a charitable organization, or sell them online for some cash. Then, once your home is free of unnecessary items, start cleaning. Deep clean each and every corner before you start decorating and renovating if you don’t want the dirt to interfere with your interior design.
Give Your Walls a Fresh Coat of Paint
Another great way to make your new home look stylish and spacious is to give all the walls a fresh coat of paint. Repainting the walls can transform any area of your home. But, in order to do that, you need to know which colors to go for. For instance, for your living room, you can choose some conventional colors such as white, beige, or even gray – conventional never goes out of style. Moreover, try to match the color of your living room walls with the walls in your dining room and kitchen as these areas always go hand in hand.
Bedrooms, on the other hand, look good in pastels. Pastel colors are both fun and calming so they are perfect for rooms that are used for playing, studying, and sleeping. And, finally, when it comes to offices, hallways, hobby rooms, etc, opt for something neutral such as beige. Neutral colors can make even the most boring room look stylish.
Hang Curtains High and Wide
When it comes to home decorating, accessorizing is the most important part. Accessorizing is what will make your new home look stylish and spacious. If you don’t know what accessorize to use to decorate your home properly, we suggest starting with curtains. But, don’t hang the first curtains you find, no. Chose ones that match your room’s personality. That means matching the color, pattern, and material with the rest of the room.
Moreover, when choosing the style of your curtains, be sure to choose ones that are high and wide enough. The curtains should go from the ceiling to the floor. And, they should be wide enough to cover the whole length of the window when necessary. If you use this method, we assure you that any kind of curtains (no matter how cheap or old) will look amazing in your new home.
Use Area Rugs
Just as curtains, area rugs too can make your new home look stylish and spacious. And, just as curtains, to do so, they must be the right ones. So, when buying rugs for your home, be sure to know which style, pattern, color, and most importantly, which size of the rug you need. Rugs should match the walls of your room, or they should match some accent piece in your room. You should be specific about their size too – they should never go under the entire piece of furniture, only under its front legs.
Furniture placement is crucial when it comes to rugs, so be sure to have your Michael Brooks Moving NH movers unload and place all the furniture pieces before you start placing your rugs. This may sound like extra work (as you will have to move furniture around some more later on), but, trust us, it is all worth it once you find the perfect rug and place it in the best possible position. A perfectly placed rug can elevate the look of any room!
Replace the Hardware
Last but certainly not the least important tip on how to make your new home look stylish and spacious is replacing all the hardware. If the home you bought is older, it probably has a lot of old furniture pieces. Replacing everything is going to be expensive, so if your budget doesn’t allow this renovation, you can try replacing the hardware wherever you can – one of the best very low-cost decorating tips. For instance, you can replace handles on doors and windows, knobs on your bathroom and kitchen cabinets pulls on your furniture, and even things light switches and electrical outlets. Changing these hardware pieces in your home will certainly make your home more stylish, and if you choose some designs that are light-reflecting, for instance, they may also make your home look a lot more spacious too.
We hope these ideas on how to make your new home stylish and spacious helped you decide how to decorate or renovate your home. Give them a go, we are sure you will not regret it. And, when you are done, don’t forget to add finishing touches such as some nice lighting fixtures, accent pillows, pieces of artwork, and a lot of plants.