Did you buy a house? That is step one. The next step is to decorate your new house. You will probably give it a coat of paint and then provide it with new furniture.
Finding the right furniture is only easier said than done. That is why with the following tips you can design your home in such a way that you make optimal use of the space and all possibilities in the field of furniture. Read on for the tips and get inspired!
Measuring is knowing
First start by measuring the spaces in your house. Because when you know exactly how large each room is, you can decide which furniture to take with you or purchase new. For example, you cannot place a large corner sofa directly in a too small living room. In addition, every centimeter counts. Knowing the size of the rooms in the house makes it easier for you to choose smart solutions such as a sofa bed or an ottoman that also serves as storage space.
Which interior style do you go for?
In principle there is no “wrong” interior design. Everyone has their own taste and chooses his or her living style based on this. It is important that you do not purchase furniture that you like, but that does not fit in with the rest of your interior. This way you prevent it from becoming a “gathered mess” in your house.
Put together a color palette
Have you already painted the walls or are you planning to do this, then it is very useful to put together a color palette. But when purchasing the furniture, it is also useful to have a clear composition of the colors in your interior. In this way, it is generally best to keep the interior light and neutral, so that the space looks a lot bigger. Then decide which color you want to use as an accent color. You can easily bring that color back into the furniture, so that it does not immediately prevail, but your interior also becomes anything but boring.
Go for quality
It is very attractive to go for affordable furniture when designing your new home. This is very nice for the wallet! But remember, cheap stays expensive. The furniture can still look so beautiful, from the inside they are often of poor quality. This ensures that you have to replace the furniture within a few years, which again costs money. Therefore, do a good research on the quality of the furniture before you purchase. If you want quality, but you have a budget that does not allow you to purchase expensive furniture, then second-hand is the solution.
Always avoid having too much storage…
That is why it is nice that some pieces of furniture also have a storage function. Think of a couch with a drawer underneath or an ottoman in which you can store magazines. Below you will find some tips for creating extra storage space in your house.
- Buy a coffee table with drawers or go for a box table
- Higher cupboards provide more storage space than low cupboards
- Buy a bed with drawers underneath, for example for the bedding