So, you've moved into a new home and now you're faced with the task of decorating it? With boxes stacked to the ceiling and furniture where it doesn't belong, this may sound like a difficult or even impossible task. However, there's hope on the horizon, as once you take those first few steps, everything will fall into place.
Put Up the Boxes
Before you even think about attempting to decorate your new home, you should put up the boxes. This means going through each and every box, emptying its contents, and placing those contents where they belong. Depending on how much stuff you have, this could take several days or even weeks. Regardless, though, you need to clear out the boxes from your home before you can decorate it.
Unless the previous owner left them behind, chances are your new home needs curtains over the windows. The good news is that hanging curtains is quick, easy and relatively inexpensive. And in doing so, you'll greatly improve the decor, all for minimal effort. Go through the rooms and make a note of the window sizes. Using these measurements, you can purchase the correct-sized curtains for your windows. It's probably a good idea to hang onto the receipt, though, just in case you have second thoughts and want to take them back.
You should also go ahead and begin decorating the walls. Of course, there's no easier to way to fill voided spaces on the walls than by hanging pictures. A good rule of thumb is to hang your pictures and photos eye-level, which usually translates into 60-66" from the ground. This helps to balance the decor while ensuring that everyone can easily see the decorative wall pieces. So when hanging your wall art and photos, use a tape measure to mark the appropriate height.
Paint the Walls
After putting up the boxes and moving the furniture to where it belongs, it's time to get your hands dirty by painting the walls. Decide which colors you want in which rooms. Now head to your local home improvement store and pick up the appropriate paint colors and painting supplies. It may take several coats of paint, but the end result is well worth it. A colorful, decorative room will enhance your home's atmosphere, making it feel more like a home.