1. Get rid of everything in the old house before you even consider offering. This crucial first step will make it easier for you to pack your existing digs and help you move in much more efficiently. You can get rid of as much as 25% to 50% of your stuff, including any broken appliances, furniture in the attic or accessories that were given to you as gifts. This is the best time to start again. Reduce your possessions to a minimum. You can either sell it at a garage sale or auction it on eBay. It will be amazing to see what you don’t miss.
2. The bedroom is where you will spend almost three-quarters of your time while at home. You can save money by buying new bedding but not sacrificing quality. It makes a big difference to invest as much as possible in this area. Paint your bedroom walls to match your new bedding if you have the funds. Do you still have money? You can also add coordinating window treatments. A lighter color palette and translucent treatments are better for those who rise early. People who prefer to sleep in at night will be happier with darker tones and thicker coverings that block out light. You can spend a lot if you want to buy the bed you have always wanted. Make sure you choose wisely. It should reflect your personality, be able to fit in your space comfortably and last for many years.
3. Do not buy everything at once. You should live in the house for at least 2 months before making any major purchases. Often, the way you envision yourself using the house and the actual reality of how you live there are two very different things. Perhaps the $5,000 you spent on the bathroom renovation is not as important as enhancing the kitchen and dining room for maximum entertaining. You might also realize that the chaise in the master bedroom will be more comfortable than the one in the living room.
4. Resist the temptation to match. Although they would love to see you buy everything together, don’t! While a few pieces may have the same style, more will make your home look like a furniture showroom. Your style should be evident. It shouldn’t be bland, boring, or boring. Your furniture and accessories should be balanced in proportion and scale. You shouldn’t put five large lounge furniture pieces in a 15×5 room with a low 8-foot ceiling. It will look like an ugly clown car. It will also look awkward and unsatisfying to put a small buffet and a round table for four in a 20×30 room with an 11-foot high ceiling.
5. You can tie everything together using color. Unifying with color is the simplest and most cost-effective way to solve this seemingly impossible problem. Let’s suppose you have a sofa with one thing in common. A tiny amount of the fabric’s color is the same color as the upholstery in your living room. Solution? This is the solution: You don’t have to do that much work; you can find accessories, curtains, and rugs in the same hue and see how they complement one another.
6. You can solve practical problems cheaply. For example, if your kitchen cabinets look drab, you can paint them and replace the hardware. Don’t spend too much on expensive cabinet hardware for cheaply made woodwork. It will look out of place, and you can put your money elsewhere. Simple things like changing the lighting in the bathroom can instantly improve the appearance of the space. Replace the old incandescent R-type lamps in your new space with the more “yellow” PAR bulbs. Installing dimmer switches is another cost-effective solution that will pay off big. This can be used to dim the light for a nighttime bathroom break or create a romantic atmosphere for bubble baths with two.