To decorate a new house, make a list of design preferences, set a budget, create a floor plan, choose a color palette, and paint the walls, according to Houzz. Moreover, pick the right furniture pieces.
Choose decorating styles by browsing pictures of different houses online or in magazines, states Houzz. Compile all desirable photos in a journal, and find out their commonalities, including colors, patterns and furniture styles. Then, establish a budget that covers decorations for the entire home, or focus on a specific area.
Make a floor plan easily using free programs online, recommends Houzz. Find out if the floor plan suits the room well by using boxes to build furniture based on the floor plan and creating footprints using newspaper or towels.
Choose a color palette that matches the flooring, or base it on any favorite item, such as a piece of artwork or a rug, says Houzz. Select the hues of accent pieces based on the chosen color palette, but go for neutral colors for investment pieces, such as a sofa.
Painting is the most affordable way to customize a space, but homeowners may simply paint an accent wall if desired, notes Houzz. For the furniture, it is important to buy a sturdy and comfortable sofa, dining table and reading chair. Measure every area of the house before shopping to ensure that everything fits well.