If you’ve just bought yourself a new home with the help of an Orlando realtor—congratulations because you’ve just accomplished a major milestone! The idea of having a home all to yourself might seem overwhelming, especially considering the competitive Orlando real estate market.
You have to keep in mind if you don’t start the decoration process now, you might never get around to it. Setting up your house either happens as soon as you make the purchase, or not at all. Here are some tips for decorating your new investment.
It’s a lot harder to paint your house when you’ve already brought all the furniture in. Trust us when we say you should get the painting out of the way before you can make any excuses. Pick light colors that make your space look larger.
Go for good quality paint that won’t fade. If you pick neutral colors, they’ll complement whatever kind of furniture you decide on, so even if you upgrade your furniture as the years go by, the paint will stay in style.
2. Hang Artwork
You probably know better than to hang up tiny artwork too far high on the walls. Make sure you put up paintings that are big enough for more expansive walls, or you can hang a bunch of them together in a gallery style.
Don’t wait to come across the perfect paintings—chances are that day will never come. Just hang up any presentable artwork that you genuinely find appealing, or you can even make your own. The longer you leave your walls looking bare, the longer it will take for your house to feel like a home.
3. Keep it Simple
You know what they say, “less is more.” With home décor, this couldn’t be truer. The more you add to your home, the more cluttered it will start to feel. Rooms feel more spacious when you keep the number of items in them to a minimum.
If you want your house to have a cozy look, you can choose warmer colors and comfier furniture. You’ll also notice that there a lot of things from your old home that doesn’t fit into the new one, so do yourself a favor and donate or sell them. Not everything you had before should become a part of your new place.
4. Let it Shine
Sunlight streaming into any room makes it ten times more vibrant. Ditch the heavy curtains and either get blinds or let your windows stay uncovered. Natural lighting is better for your health too, because it helps you use lesser artificial lighting. This also saves on the bill.
Keep mirrors throughout the house, because they also reflect light to other parts of the room and illuminate the entire area. They should be perpendicular to the windows though, or they won’t work as well.
When it comes to artificial lighting, you should have three kinds of lights in every room. One should be the fixtures in the ceiling that light up the entire room. The second should be the ones for certain tasks, placed on study tables or reading corners. The third should be the accent lights that are just to give your room a little more warmth.