Moving homes is a big undertaking. It can be overwhelming and stressful, but it really doesn’t have to be. It can be seen as an opportunity. When you design your new space with the same care that you used in your last home, this process becomes easier and more enjoyable than ever before. You will find that by styling your living space, you are not only helping yourself feel more at home but also creating an environment where memories can be made!
You don’t want to live in a space, you want to live in a home. Not only will you be able to enjoy the process of designing and choosing everything from paint colours for walls, furniture styles that work well together or even lighting fixtures but also see what works best in each room so you can use this information when moving homes.
What is “Styling Your Space?”
Styling your spaces means that you should take all of the elements from your last home that you love, and bring them with you to create a new one. For example, bringing your beautiful dining room table which holds sentimental value, and which has helped create countless memories at dinner parties or family dinners with friends.
But styling your space is also about improving or recreating your style. While you may be attached to your furniture, moving (and having a removalist to do the heavy lifting) is an incredible opportunity to upgrade furniture pieces, rugs, lighting fixtures – anything at all.
While some people are creative enough to design their own homes from scratch, I know many others who aren’t able to do this on their own accord. If you fall into this category and need help styling your home or creating a new one, I would encourage researching for tips on styling your space, or otherwise hiring an interior designer. They will be able to guide you through the process – from choosing paint colours for walls, picking out lighting fixtures that work well with each room in addition to furniture pieces, curtains and rugs.
Tips on Styling Your Space
Hiring an interior designer will not only save you hours of time but also hundreds and sometimes even thousands of pounds by helping to avoid expensive mistakes that could end up costing more than originally expected. Not sure how much money you can spend on designing your new home? No problem! Here are some helpful tips:
- Don’t think too far ahead; design your home one room at a time.
- Don’t forget to decorate your walls with art! This is an inexpensive way to bring in colour or pattern without breaking the bank on expensive wallpaper or painting each wall (we all know that painting can be time-consuming)
- Choose one big statement piece for any given area – like choosing an amazing chandelier and letting it speak for the whole room.
- Don’t be afraid to mix and match your furniture pieces! You can go high or low on that piece of furniture, but choose items that work well together. Mixing up the styles is a great way to create an eclectic space without going too far off course – unless you want it to look like it belongs in a museum!
- Use what you already own. If something is sentimental or special to you, think about using it in your new home instead of buying more pieces just for the sake of replacing them. It’s all about recycling and repurposing items that will fit into a new space seamlessly – even if they don’t match perfectly! In the end, it’s all about what makes you happy and comfortable.
- Don’t get too attached to a particular colour or pattern. You never know what might look good in your new home until you start testing it out, so don’t be afraid to try something that looks completely different from anything else in your space! The worst thing that can happen is you’ll have to change things up again – but the best thing that can happen is you’ll fall in love with a new colour or pattern and be able to incorporate it into the rest of your home!
- Make sure before moving day rolls around, you have everything mapped out from what rooms will look like as soon as possible so they don’t stay under construction for too long. Have fun with it! This is your new home, and you should be excited to decorate each space one by one.
- Don’t forget the details – like painting the walls or adding in accent pillows or flowers to make things stand out more. Keep an open mind when doing these little projects because they are really what will bring a room together and give it a finished look.
Lastly, don’t forget to have fun and be true to yourself! Designing your home should be enjoyable and exciting – not stressful or overwhelming. Design a space you will enjoy being in, a space that suits you. You can do this one room at a time as you move into your new space so that no matter which stage of the process you’re in, there’s always something on the horizon to look forward to!