I Just Moved To A New House, Now What?

So you’ve just moved to a new house, you know you want your new home to look great but you don’t know where to start.

First of all, do you have any themes in mind? Does a specific theme or style catch your eye? Start by looking at different interior design magazines. Have in mind what kind of magazines you like when you look at them. For example, do you look through Elle Decor, Home Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens or Metropolitan Home? These magazines have different style, for example they can be contemporary, modern, or antique style.

Now that you have decided on your theme let’s start with the furniture. If you will be buying new furniture make sure you take the appropriate measurements or else your room/house will end up looking like “Alice in Wonderland” style. First move it to where you think it will look good, but always get a second opinion from a San Diego interior designer or decorator like me. They will help you re-work on the room and decorations. Discuss about the colors you like and especially don’t like. Another important thing, if you have any kind of collection like art, photos, etc. let’s show off your collection! That’s why you have it, to show it off. Have fun working in your new house, this is the place to relax and enjoy!

When you use the services of an interior designer moving can be less stressful. When you decorate your house you do not only need the help of an interior designer but you will be working with painters, electricians, maybe housekeepers, landscapers and plumbers etc. A good interior designer, like me has a suggested list of people from a housekeeper to a contractor, to fabricators. You name it I probably have them on my speed dial list. These people have been working with me for years and they do a great job.

If you are married keep in mind the colors that you and your husband. What do you do when you like warm tones such as: peach, pink and your husband likes cool tones like blues, blacks or greens? There are ways to blend those colors together to make a seamless fit. The interior designer will have in mind the colors that both of you like. That’s another reason why working with an interior design firm is the best way to go for.

In conclusion, start off by looking at magazines and choose the style you like, then move the furniture and ask the opinion of an interior designer, after that decide on the colors you want your home and finally the most important thing is to have fun. Having learned some tips about decorating your new home, the next step is to do it. Don’t forget that using the help of an interior designer can save you many headaches.

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