Hello World! Welcome Friends! It always feels wonderful moving to a new place and settling into a new house. It feels like you’ve hit the reset button of your life and can start all over, learning from the mistakes of the past and doubling-down on all the things that have worked for you.
Still, the process of moving itself can be something of a challenge, especially if you’re moving a household across the country. It’s always a good idea to declutter as much as you can so that you’re not transporting things you no longer want, and it’s definitely worth hiring professional movers, like Allied Moving Company, who can provide the people, transportation, and logistical experience to make the move as unproblematic as possible.
Once you’re at your new home, it’s fun to rethink home decoration. After all, you basically have a blank canvas and getting it exactly how you want it will never be more straightforward. What is even better is if you managed to save money on your move so that you can now put that money towards new furnishings or accent pieces.
Naturally, with so many choices of home decor styles available, it’s impossible to talk specifically about what types of furniture and décor you should have in each room. The specific style, or blend of styles, will be particular to each person.
With that in mind, let’s walk through the rooms of a house to explore some general ideas about the moods, colors, and functions of each room.
Your bedroom should be a soothing, comforting, and wonderful place to relax and unwind. In short, it should be a restful place. After all, it’s your home’s inner sanctum.
The bed should be the focal point of the bedroom (it’s in the name after all), so it’s best to invest in a large comfortable bed, with an emphasis placed on the quality of the mattress and pillows. In fact, if you need to save money on bedroom furniture, you should be frugal about your dresser, bedside table, lamps, and wall decorations, but be generous when it comes to a quality frame, mattress, and pillows for your bed.
Another important thing to keep in mind is the color. Choose calming colors, like blues and greens, rather than stimulating colors, like reds and yellows. You can even choose colors based on your sleeping habits: preferring a lighter hue if you’re a morning person and darker shades if you’re a night owl and tend to sleep in. Finally, you want soft lighting, as it will set the right mood for reading in bed and just relaxing after a long day.
The Home Office
It’s always nice to have a home office even if you’re not a telecommuter or work from home. Unlike the bedroom, a little color and more brightness will help pick up your mood. You want the office to be practical and stimulating. If you happen to see clients or business associates here, you may want to opt for a more formal style.
The Children’s Rooms
Here you can opt for simple, primary colors. A basic canvass that you and your child can decorate with items surrounding their favorite pastime of the moment. Or, if it suits your family, go all-in on a fairytale castle or space station theme.
In large part, this all depends on the size of your bathroom. If it’s a master bath with a spa, you’ll have different considerations than if it’s a small bathroom. A smaller area lends itself to a more practical approach, as space is at a premium. A huge room lets you go wildly luxurious if that’s your desire.
Out of all the rooms in your house, the kitchen is the most expensive (and arguably the most disruptive) to remodel, and tackling major renovations before moving in is a good idea. However, there are many smaller touches you can make to give your kitchen a look that is uniquely personal, like changing the style of the faucets, refacing the cabinets or getting new appliances.
Living Room and Dining Room
How you decorate these rooms depends on the functions they will be serving. If it’s a place where your whole family loves to hang out, then focus on informality and comfort, If it’s only going to be used to entertain guests, then your choice of furniture and decor can be a more sophisticated.
The whole idea of decorating your room is to make your space your own so that it reflects your personality, interests, and good taste. After choosing the right style and matching the mood and function of each room of your new digs, you can set about choosing the bric-a-brac that celebrates the season. Whichever season that might be.
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