Cardinal home decor rules to remember when you’re moving into your new house

Study ways to design your area to appear its best and express your unique sense of style.

Updated on Oct 07, 2022   |  10:01 AM IST  |  219.8K
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One of life's greatest pleasures might be relocating, but it can also be a period of uncertainty, particularly when it comes to decorating. How can you design your area to appear its best and express your unique sense of style? If you do it right, your house will be cozy and joyful. If you do it incorrectly, you'll have a jumble of furniture, fabrics, and paint colours that never come together into a visually appealing whole. But you'll have a lot more success if you do a little planning.

A living room

Never must you impulsively shop at the furniture store

It's common knowledge that it's best to avoid grocery shopping when you're hungry since you'll make bad decisions. The same rule applies to furniture shops: don't rush out to buy something just because your house is vacant. You do require a sofa. But if you choose the pink-striped sectional purely out of aesthetic preference and without considering the size of the space, you're stuck with it.

The remainder of the area will need to be created around that sofa, so if it's too big, it will always look out of place. Armed with a measuring tape and a notebook, begin in the room you wish to furnish.

First Determine Your Style of Living

There are no right or wrong answers in this hard part. Rooms might be formal or casual, old-fashioned or contemporary, visually warm or chilly. For example, a home for someone who dines out every night should be decorated differently than a home for someone who frequently holds huge dinner parties. The living room of someone who wants to organise expensive fundraisers should be distinct from the living room of someone who merely wants to nap in front of the TV.

A dining area

Next, Understand Your floor plan

It's important to match the size of the furniture to the size of the space. A large sectional sofa can easily overwhelm a small space, and slim chairs might disappear in an expansive loft. Measure the length and width of any space you plan to decorate, as well as the ceiling height and any potential obstacles like stairs, columns, radiators, and other obstacles, before you begin planning.

In order to prepare for window coverings, it's a good idea to measure window openings as well as the wall space below, above, and to its sides.

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