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Tips On Furnishing Your New Home 

December 21, 2022 4 min read

Tips On Furnishing Your New Home 

Moving into a new home in the new year is an exciting time but it could very quickly become overwhelming. We’ve helped you put together a list of important aspects that can assist you in making the right design decisions for your new home.

Once you’ve gotten rid of the tiresome tasks of packing, unpacking, dealing with movers, changing your mail address and spending countless minutes if not hours speaking to insurance companies, it’s finally time to focus on the fun part - furnishing and decorating your new home!

For many new homeowners, this is by far the most therapeutic and exhilarating part of the transition from old to new. This phase in the settling-in process allows for the homeowner to express their personality through furnishing, decor, colour, pattern, texture and design elements. Being able to customise your home to suit your uniqueness is something that can quickly become tricky and daunting so we tried to simplify the most important criteria to get you move-in ready:

1. Choose your palette

Too much colour across the room could create a very chaotic and disjointed look. Choose three or four colours that include a base colour and pops of colour. Once you’ve selected a colour palette to work off, you can start incorporating pieces of furniture that either have that same colour in it or would complement that piece of furniture. Let your main colour follow through in decorative items such as ornaments, scatter cushions, throws, rugs, artwork, vases, plants and accessories. The colours that you choose do not have to match perfectly but should all be in the same colour family. For example, if you choose to have a base colour of black and beige with pops of green and gold - you could have different shades of green to accentuate the overall look of your style. Remember that different shades of colour will bring about character and depth.

2. Downscale the clutter and upscale on statement pieces

It could be very tempting to take everything you own into your new home. In doing so, you may create the same atmosphere that once was, which may not always be a good feeling. Now would be a good time to donate some of the things that you found difficult to let go of. Decluttering your space can also have a tremendous advantage on your mental health. By getting rid of the old, you allow your mind to feel organised and reduce anxiety. This would ensure productivity as you will now be able to navigate easily and more efficiently throughout your new home. You will notice an extraordinary difference in your overall focus and mood. Once you’ve decided to let go of things that no longer serve a purpose in your life or your family's life too, you could start adding a new statement to your living space. Investing in larger, more classic pieces of furniture will be a decision that benefits you in the years to come. Larger key pieces of furniture would include a couch, occasional chairs, dining sets, bed framesbookshelves and storage solutions. By selecting these main items, it would be a lot easier to choose the smallerdecorative items that complement your furniture. Considering the needs and requirements of the household is a vital step, if a new baby is planned for the next year or two, a white couch may not be the ideal choice for you. Sacrificing what you want for what your child needs are part of the many responsibilities that come with being a parent. This may mean that a stylish but more affordable couch like the Salisbury could be a short-term fix that you are looking for until you are ready to invest in your dream suite. The Geneva 3+2+1 leather sofa suite is perfect for a family. Designed with comfort and luxury in mind, this suite is built to last for a lifetime.

3. A good time to start experimenting

It’s important to try and attain all the main features that you are looking for in a home so that you can feel complete in your new space. Coming up with creative ways may be the best option for you to achieve the look you desire without going over budget or taking on unnecessary household projects. If your space cannot accommodate the bar setup that you’ve longed for in a new home, why not create a small bar area using a bar trolley with bar accessories and a beautiful mirror or artwork as a backdrop? Experiment with paint for this space - a feature wall would be appreciated in your bar corner, a lush faux tree and a rug are sure to complete this look in any new home! Mixing and matching old and new pieces is a good way to create a balance of tradition with modernity. Think outside the box and don’t restrict your furniture to a sole purpose. Multipurpose items with textures, patterns, colours and styles are the best place to start experimenting - There are several products in our collection that give you the option to add an eclectic mix of functionality and aesthetics. Have a look at our room dividers that can be used as a decorative wall or a way to filter light in to create different shapes and patterns around the room. Many interior designers find new ways to spruce up rooms without spending exorbitant amounts of money, a clever way that you can stay on trend is to hang up rugs on walls. Experimenting with this wall-hanging technique can leave your room feeling warm, cosy and super chic!

4. Be Unique

Your new home is just that, yours! Try to not make your home feel like a copy and paste of the latest furniture catalogue. By creating a carbon copy of what you see online or in magazines, your living space could become cold and lifeless. Try to showcase pieces that mean something to you, special pieces that reflect who you are and where you come from will create a more warm and inviting atmosphere. Decorative items that have been passed down from generation to generation or that you've picked up throughout your travels can be displayed on a coffee table, side table, bookshelves or in the kitchen. These items make for great conversational pieces and add personalised aesthetics to your living space. Locally made products and handmade goods are a lovely way to add cultural value and depth to your home.