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Tips for Decorating your Next Home

  • September 27, 2015
  • By Grace
Tips for Decorating your Next Home

Are you thinking about buying a new house? You may be thinking about how you’ll decorate it in order to make it warm and inviting. Here are some tips for decorating your next home:


Go with Hardwood

Hopefully before purchasing the house you asked about what was under the carpet. If you’re lucky enough to have hardwood, it’s time to tear up the carpet and restore the wood. Hardwood floors make your house look luxurious and are perfect if you’ll be adding to your family since they’re built to last and you won’t need to worry about stained carpets from muddy footprints and snack crumbs.
This is also a great opportunity to purchase in some gorgeous rugs which can bring out the colour of the wood and give you somewhere to lie in front of the fire.

Pay Attention to your windows

When it comes to your windows, it’s important to understand that both windows and curtains are a focal point in any room, since visitors eyes are drawn to what is happening outside.

Invest in good window treatments, buy high-quality fabric, and have your curtains made. Choose colours which are relatively neutral and will last for years and it will be easy to justify the investment.


Become a DIY expert

These days it’s almost impossible to escape DIY tips. With so many home improvement programs focused on revamping used furniture and creating interesting pieces, you’ll be able to become a pro in no time at all.

Along with being a great way to ensure you stick to your budget, DIY is a fun way to show your personality through your home through pillow covers, blankets, paintings or even furniture. Do a search for home improvement or DIY blogs, or jump on Pinterest or Trello for some good ideas.

Choose your paint wisely

Painting your home is often a better choice than wallpaper as it requires less skill and can be easily changed. Choose durable paints and primers like the crown trade paint from Kent Blaxill and you’ll notice your colours stay stronger and your paint keeps its condition for longer.


Pick your colours

Before choosing your colours you should do some research. Certain colours can contribute to the overall feeling of your home. A good example of this are shades of blue which are known to be restful and relaxing, while other colours convey passion, spark creativity, or simply clash with the couch.

Decide whether you’ll paint all rooms the same colour or allow the personality of each room to show through. If the kids want to paint their rooms as certain colour you can always convince them to just paint a feature wall and use the colour on cushions, the bedspread or the curtains to tie it all together.

Colours are one of the hardest choices when decorating a new home, but remember that if you feel like you’ve made a mistake you can always repaint in a year or two- that’s the beauty of paint!

By Grace, September 27, 2015
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