Style Tips for Moving From an Apartment to a House
Congrats! You're moving on up to a house that's way larger than your apartment. And whether you are buying this new house or renting it, you likely feel a mix of emotions.
Excitement - at the chance to finally decorate and trepidation about how much everything will cost.
Read on for five ways to make this an affordable and fun process.
Take Inventory of What You Already Have
Before the moving van even arrives, walk through your current space, clipboard in hand and make a list of the items you're keeping and the ones you'll need. Consider hanging on to your significant other's family heirlooms. You will almost always end up keeping things after seeing them in a new light.
Come Up With a Workable Budget
After you've done your inventory, set a figure that you can work with. In the first few months of decorating your new place, allocate at least 40 percent of your disposable income toward decor and furnishings.
Reinvent What You Already Have
For DIY ways to rehab the furniture you've already got, spend time on Pinterest or check out IKEA Hackers for inspiration. With paint, hardware and refinishing, you can find new life for your old pieces.
Maximize Wall Colour
White walls can make your space look oh-so-lonely. The rescue: Paint walls a bold color. If you don't want to paint the entire room, pick one wall. Or roll on some wallpaper.
Swap out Lighting
Your house probably has builder-selected chandeliers and flush mounts. If these donâ€™t match your design aesthetic, visit your local lighting store to find lighting that suits you.
Add Inexpensive Accessories to the Mix
If you still feel like your house needs some warming up, add a big leafy plant to an empty corner. Buy inexpensive throw pillows for your tired sofa while you save up for a new one. And don't forget new towels for the many guests who will want to stay in all that extra space you now have.
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