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5 home decorating tips for after a move

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It’s a universally known fact that moving, whatever the distance, takes its toll on a person. There’s so much to do and stress about that you often forget about the fun part. And you have to admit, decorating your new home sounds fun! Moving provides the perfect opportunity to mix things up, introduce new things and reinvent your interior decorating style. Nonetheless, a bit of planning is always welcome, even with a creative process like decorating. Besides planning out the major embellishments for your new house, look for inspiration everywhere and anywhere. We at Big Man’s Moving Company came up with 5 home decorating tips for after a move to help you get started. Check them out and tap into your creative side!

Spacious and bright dining room with green chairs
Think of your new home as a blank canvas waiting for your magic touch.

Find inspiration

We already mentioned this, as it is crucial when it comes to interior decorating. Without inspiration, you’ll end up with a generic home with no character. Surely you don’t want that. Therefore, make sure to search for inspiration before, or after the best movers in Trinity FL help you relocate. Look through home decor magazines, Pinterest, Instagram. Go explore the home shop you’ve been meaning to stop by ages ago, but you somehow never did it. Determine what look you’re after. Try to merge it with your existing style and furniture pieces you’re planning on transporting to the new place. There are so many styles to choose from: boho, Scandinavian, farmhouse chic, contemporary, minimalist, industrial, etc. Not to say you have to stick to just one, be free to listen to your inner voice and mix things up. Discovering what inspires you is what will make your style unique!

Home decorating tips for after a move include starting with furniture

Furniture is the most consequential part of interior decorating. It dictates your layout and color scheme, which we’ll talk about later. Create a list of all the furniture you own and decide what you want to move to your new house. As far as the rest of your furniture goes, you can donate it or sell it and make some cash for the home decorating budget. If there’s a large piece of furniture, such as a sofa or a bed you won’t be bringing with you, try to look for a new one early on. You don’t have to buy it right away, at least settle on a style and an approximate size. This will allow you to decide on a lot of stuff that has to be done when Tampa movers are long-gone after delivering all of your belongings to the new place.

A sofa in a bright room
A sofa is a focal point of a living room, choose it before you start with the small-scale stuff.

Create a layout of the floor plan

Now that you know what furniture you’re planning on using in the new place, it’s time to figure out where to place it. Creating a layout involves which furniture pieces you want to keep in particular rooms. Also, it means deciding where in the room you want the item. So, before you start moving furniture into the room, create a layout of the floor plan with cardboard or painter’s tape. Don’t be afraid to shake things up. For example, why not move the shelf you used to have in your master bedroom and put it in the living room? You can easily get a new one for the bedroom.

While it is necessary to create a general layout, it’s also important to remember that you can tweak stuff with time. As you settle in and learn how to operate in your new house, new ideas will come to you. Be open to them. For now, simply have a general layout for the rooms and plan for what you think you’ll need in the space.

Choosing your color scheme is another home decorating tip for after a move

As you might have already guessed, the furniture you have picked will help you choose a color palette. At this point, you’ll start to see your vision come to life. One of the best home decorating tips we can give you is to keep your larger and expensive furniture as neutral and enduring as possible. This will allow you to replace the details such as pillows and completely transform the look of the piece whenever you feel like it. And for a very affordable price. If you have an item like that, it’s very well worth the cost to move it to your new place, even if it’s a long-distance move.

When selecting a color scheme, Pinterest can be your best friend. If you, for example, have a blue sofa, type it in the search field, scroll and look for colors that speak to you the most. Magazines can help as well. Be sure to pick up different paint swatches at your local hardware store. Another important tip is to keep the color scheme relatively cohesive throughout the house. Of course, you don’t have to use just one or two colors in every room. Just make sure all the colors you plan on using are complementary and you’re not breaking up the flow between spaces. Luckily, paint is so easily changeable, so don’t hesitate to try that color you’ve been eyeing on. If it doesn’t work, it doesn’t work. Paint over it.

Brown wooden ladder beside painting supplies
Painting is the easiest hack in home decorating.

Highlight the home’s features

When you were looking for your new home, you chose this particular house or apartment. Chances are there is something that stood out to you and made you say, “This is it!” when you walked through the door. The last one in our list of home decorating tips for after a move is this: play upon those features.

Decorating architectural features may sound unfamiliar. But if they stood out to you, they will also stand out to friends, family, and guests you’ll entertain at the new place. Accentuate them as best you can by using items like:

  • area rugs,
  • curtains,
  • wall art,
  • light fixtures.

Have fun with it all, most of it is far from permanent and you can change things if you end up thinking you made a mistake. So, experiment, try new things, be bold. Happy decorating!

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