Moving into a new house is just the start of your next adventure; making a house a home is the next fun step!
The great news is that adding your stamp to your new home doesn’t have to take a lot of time, money, or effort. Check out this guide to budget hacks and simple interior design tips that’ll transform even the smallest studio apartment into a cozy and welcoming space.
Easy Ways to Transform Your Interior Decor
The small details add up to a large overall effect! Try these tips to spruce up your new home in your style without going overboard on your budget.
Paint Key Walls in Your Favorite Colors
Instead of painting an entire room in bright colors, opt for a signature wall here and there. This saves you money on paint and limits the risk of strong colors overpowering the space.
Warm colors like earth tones, rich jewel colors, and deep neutrals always work well to add unobtrusive comfort to any room or hallway.
Use Soft Furnishings to Add Texture and Comfort
Cushions and throws add depth and character to a room. They don’t have to cost much, either – high street stores have home ranges that offer great design at a reasonable cost.
Choose a couple of complementary colors to decorate each room and then select a range of textures to create an inviting den. Velvet, chenille, cashmere, and suede: touchable fabrics turn a bland room into a total nest!
Dress Your Windows in Style
Add a little luxury with motorized blinds that you can control anywhere in the room. You won’t even have to get up from your comfortable spot on the couch!
Drapes add more color and texture to a room, too – and keep out draughts that can turn a great room into an icebox in seconds. Light-colored voile curtains add a lovely fuzzy-light aspect to any room, providing privacy and a soft glow.
Invest in Great Lighting
Lighting is the easiest way to transform a room. The great thing is that it’s not permanent, either – so you can change the lampshades whenever the mood takes you, at very little cost!
Table lamps, floor lamps, and string lights all add a warm glow to any room. Avoid spotlights except in utility areas like the kitchen: soft lighting is the key to making any space seem welcoming.
Use Clever Storage to Eliminate Clutter
Clutter looks messy and creates distractions away from the core comforts of a room. You want people to focus on your great conversation – not the ornaments, papers, and toys lining the shelves!
Use smart storage to tidy clutter like lift-top coffee tables or ottoman benches that double as seats.
The Number One Trick to Making a House a Home
Choose one room to turn into the central hub of the home that people will naturally gravitate to, like the kitchen or living room.
Add lighting that gently directs people to this area and includes plenty of comfortable seating options. Creating a hub like this is like adding a heartbeat to your home.
More Interior Decor Tips for Your New Home
Making a house a home is an ongoing process. As you settle into your new home you’ll find out what works – and what doesn’t – with the layout, furniture, and furnishings.
Keep checking our blog to stay up-to-date with interior decor ideas that’ll help you to add those essential finishing touches that make your house feel like home!