Decorating a new house doesn’t have to be incredibly complicated – in fact, it can be a really fun thing to do! The best things about buying a new house is finally getting completely moved in and making it look like your own space. Here are a few handy decorating tips to keep in mind before you head out to the store to start buying new furniture and lamps!
- Stick to complimentary colors. You should have learned about the color wheel when you were a child – almost every art class will at least mention it once. Red and green are an example of a set of complimentary colors.
- Don’t go crazy with too many different colors. In general, one color scheme will do. If you choose too many different colors you will never be able to fully relax because the colors will be too busy on your eyes.
- Lighter colors create an open feel. In general, the use of lighter colors will make a room appear to be more open than it is – this is especially handy to keep in mind if you are working with small, cramped rooms. It is almost never advisable to go with very dark colors, and you should typically avoid straight black for entire walls.
- Make sure your furniture matches. One of the biggest mistakes people make when they first decorate their house is not sticking to one color or pattern of furniture. Your furniture is one of the first things that guests will see when the walk in the room and for this reason it is very important that you don’t use sharply contrasting patterns – no flower love seats in a room that has an ocean theme!
The most important thing you can remember is to have fun – no one will hate you for picking out atrocious furnishings, they just won’t stay very long!