Buying your dream home, or even moving into your first apartment, is one of the greatest pleasures in life. The best part is being able to finally decorate your place with real grown up furniture, finding your personal style, and choosing unique furniture to help you build a home that is uniquely you. Decorating a new home is a process that shouldn’t be rushed. Take your time, and make sure that you are making the right choices and spending your money wisely.
Find inspiration for your new home decor
You never want to hit the furniture shops without a solid plan for what you are looking for; you’ll end up making impulse purchases that aren’t befitting to your new home. So, before checking out what’s in the shops, do a little snooping around and see what everyone else is doing.
Check out your neighbor’s homes, your friends, and your parents. Check the Internet and magazines. Start cutting out photos and pictures whenever possible and make a big mood board – a collage of ideas, of colors and styles that you are drawn to, that you think will suit your home and your aesthetic.
Go to fabric stores and paint stores to pick up swatches to tack on your board. You can also tack swatches of colors and fabrics around your home to test them out against the light in the room, and the colors of the floors, trim, etc. You can always paint your walls, but if you have dark hardwood floors or very light wood floors, this will affect the rest of the color scheme in your home.
Know the practical details
You may fall in love with a turn of the century armoire, or a bright, colorful chaise lounge, but if it’s too big, tall, long, or wide for the room you want to put it in, then it doesn’t matter how much you like a piece of furniture. Before you spend any money or start looking for furniture, get all of your measurements down to avoid costly mistakes.
Don’t rush the design and decorating process
Take your time!
You are building a home, you will be living here for a long time, so don’t rush the process of decorating your home. Never buy a piece of furniture unless you are certain that it is exactly what you envisioned, and what the room needs to be complete.
Furniture is like finding a spouse, the right piece of furniture is out there, you just have to be patient and keep looking, never settling for second best. You may think you’re too picky, but patience is a virtue, in life, and in decorating. When you least expect it, that perfect little end table will appear like magic, and you’ll be glad you waited.
Unique reclaimed furniture and home accessories
Revampt is a unique furniture and home decor boutique located in Denver, Colorado. We specialize in sensible, utilitarian, and affordable home furnishings made from recycled materials. Everything in this store has had a previous life and has been given new utility. We can custom make any piece to meet our client’s specific measurements and style.