Learn 4 Budget Friendly Tips for Decorating your First Home Together
Oct 19, 2018 | By: Destin Wedding Officiant
Tips on How To Create a Peaceful Sanctuary
A whirlwind of transition begins when you become engaged. For some, the planning process of your destination wedding is exciting, versus stressful. For anyone struggling with finding the time and energy searching for reputable wedding vendors, I suggest seeking out all-inclusive wedding packages. These value packed packages can save you money, time, and energy.
Once the excitement of the wedding day is over, your happily ever after begins on the honeymoon and continues when you move into your first home together. Learn ways on how to decorate your new home together so every room will showcase your love and be a peaceful sanctuary for you and all who visit.
Tap into Your Creative Instincts: Budget-Friendly Decorative Ideas for Young Couples
When a young couple decides to move in together, decorating may not be high on the budgetary priority list. That’s usually reserved for things like furniture, a comfortable bed, electronics, and other big-ticket items. However, that doesn’t mean you have to forget about creating an aesthetically pleasing living environment. It’s fun to see how far a lot of creativity and a little budget can take you. The challenge is to create your own unique look, something your friends will tell others about and maybe even try to duplicate. Here’s how to get started.
Throw rugs add a remarkable amount of color and warmth to an otherwise bland space. Accent your living environment with rugs of different colors and shapes, or spread around a few with different patterns that add definition to your living area. Or, you could put down a larger (but affordable) area rug to set off a distinctive living space. Consignment stores and flea markets are great places to find decorative area rugs of varying sizes and dimensions.
It’s amazing the variety and size of mirrors you can find these days in retail stores like Bed, Bath, and Beyond. They add a distinctive design element and make a small room look larger and brighten up spaces that don’t get a lot of natural light. You can also find a lot of useful and attractive small items, from bath towels to coffee makers, and save cash doing it by using online coupons and utilizing cashback programs. Curtains, which make attractive design elements whether they’re hung on a window or not, and decals are also appealing and cost-effective ways to do something truly unique with your wall space.
Interior lighting may be the most impactful way to make your mark without spending a ton of cash. Retail stores offer a range of lighting styles, from classic/traditional to art deco that will dress up any living space. Lighting can be used directionally, casting light up, downward, or laterally to accent specific features you want to draw attention to, such as wall hangings, pottery, or a rare book collection. Try mixing things up with different styles, incorporating track lighting and a small-scale chandelier in your kitchen or dining area. Check sites like Overstock for markdowns on high-quality pieces that sell for more at pricey retailers.
This is where decorating gets really fun, especially if you’re looking for an emphatically different kind of decor. For example, there are many creative ways to incorporate chalkboard backgrounds throughout your home. Try adding one above your mantel framing a seasonal wreath made of natural materials. Or, set off an entire wall with chalkboard paint, which provides an additional decorative medium. And don’t forget to introduce a variety of houseplants, which add an attractive natural element to your home while contributing to healthy indoor air quality. No matter what kind of accessories you seek, there are plenty of decor deals to be had if you do your research.
When it comes to decorating a new home, making do with less, frees you to experiment and create something you’ve never seen before. Think of each part of your home, such as the walls, floors, windows, etc., as distinct decorative showcases, each of which can make an independently unique aesthetic statement. Have fun with it!
Remember, "Home is where your heart is."
This guest blog was written by Alice Robertson of Tidy Home. For more information and to contact her directly please e-mail her at alice@tidyhomeinfo.