Decorating first home is
often very challenging to the new couple or single
homeowner. Most of the people can only afford
sterile-looking apartment units or tiny homes at the
beginning stages of their lives that have few or none
architectural advantages to flaunt. However,
decorating your first apartment is also about giving a
personal touch to your home, buying furniture and
furnishing that is stylish, functional, efficient,
fits into small rooms, versatile and yet inexpensive.
Here are some tips that you can
use to make your home a retreat for yourself while accommodating
all the necessary comforts of life:
Choose the theme of home décor and stick to
a similar look in all the rooms and areas for harmonious and
rhythmic flow and balance throughout the home.
Get inspired by home decoration mags, events,
shows and serials to choose the home style that you love.
Most people opt for rustic, contemporary,
casual, traditional, sleek, modernistic, minimalist, regional
or period décor styles.
Once you have decided on a theme, try to
choose your assets, furniture pieces, furnishings, accents and
accessories in keeping with the theme, though a piece or two
of mismatched items is perfectly okay.
For small apartments, loft living and tiny
homes, it is best to stick to maximum of three colors,
patterns or styles to keep the serenity of the home
environment rather than going for a riot of colors that makes
your home look like a chaos. Differ in only one of these
things to maintain the better synchronization.
Scale of furniture should be chosen according
to the room size, doorframe size and elevator size for greater
movability. Put less and versatile furniture in a small room
such as chest of drawers that can serve as countertop too or
an ottoman with hidden storage area for greater efficiency in
You can also make a combo of one or two
leather furniture items with wooden table and sleek
modernistic chairs that can be stacked on top of the other in
the corner to make more space when needed.
You may choose loveseats instead of sofas for
small rooms or sofas with no arms to make the room look more
Cheap inexpensive home décor pieces
available at vintage and antique shops, flea markets,
auctions, thrift shops, secondhand and recycle shops and
garage sales can be used creatively to make your home look
like a studio for a fraction of the cost. These places are
good resources for unwanted and rare items that are still in
good condition or need only minor changes or repairs.
Long-lasting, stylish and versatile furniture
piece is something you can invent your bucks or buy a good
quality old furniture piece and paint, polish, repair,
reupholster or wax it to make it shine like new.
Keep swatches of fabrics and colors you would
like along with pictures of the pieces you would really like
for home with you while shopping for home décor furniture and
furnishings so everything new available in the store doesn't
Allot some shelves of the bookcase or the
entertainment center or the wall to display your collectibles,
for a pretty home makes you feel proud of it and is much more
inviting when you come back to it from work. You may also like
to install a small fireplace for colder climates to add warmth
to home décor.