One of the most difficult things when you move into an empty flat is actually deciding how you are going to decorate it. Finding a bunch of empty rooms with boring white walls can be a little depressing, and besides the process of getting your new home completely ready can take a while.
If you feel a little stressed out don’t panic! Actually, it is not as painful as it sounds, have a look at these decoration tips and find some inspiration for refurbishing your home.
Keep your personal style
It is always nice to get some inspiration from other people’s homes and mix current interior design trends with your own likes. A great site to see how people keep their style at their places is The Selby. Todd Selby has been documenting personal spaces of creative individuals since June 2008, an incredible source of inspiration!
Make a list of key items
Consider the basic elements you need for every room of your house. Create a list in advance and give priority to the most important items. Do some research before buying them and compare some prices, there are always some great deals around! Most major retailers do some nice offers, like the Currys discount code. A careful planning of your shopping will help you save lots of money.
Consider the space available
Study the space and dimensions of your flat before you purchase any furniture. You also need to consider factors like light in the rooms. Some elements can help you making a small space seem bigger or a dark room lighter, Channel 4 has a great selection of ideas to improve your house.
Reuse your old furniture
Don’t throw away any of your old furniture, you might be tired of it but there are ways to make a boring piece of furniture look exciting. You can paint wooden furniture, replace knobs or recover chairs. Simple Organic is a great blog for finding some ‘green’ advice on how to reuse things that you don’t longer want.
Consider the purpose of each room and try to find objects that meet those requirements. If you have a small flat, the last thing you want is to end up with lots of useless objects taking up space. Build cupboards and wardrobes into the walls, keep your things organised inside storage units and use double purpose furniture.
Throw a flat-warming party!
Once the ‘decorating nightmare’ is over throw a flat-warming party and invite all your friends to see your new flat. Find out about what they think of your decoration skills, you might even get some helpful advice that you could apply later on!
If you need some inspiration, take a look at this list on the CalmYourBeans GetVega!
Do you have any decoration tips? What are your favourite decoration ideas? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!