5 Top Ways To Furnish Your New Family Home

Moving into a new home is both exciting and a bit overwhelming. Your new home is a blank slate, and it's up to you to turn the new house into a home. Instead of feeling overwhelmed, enjoy the process, it just takes a bit of planning, and you'll soon have your new home furnished in a way that is perfect for you and your family.

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1. What Will Your Colour Palette Be

Choose your colours with care. Trendy colours can be tempting, but you may come to regret them. Often, stylish colours fall out of style just as quickly as they appeared on the scene. Neutral colour palettes work well with any furniture that you choose. Trendy colours can be for the accessories.

Neutral does not have to mean white. White walls can be cold and uninviting. Instead, choose a taupe, blush, grey, or beige. Neutral colours, such as these are considered warmer and more inviting.

2. Scale Matters

The scale is significant when you choose furnishings for your home. If you have a small room and pick large pieces, the room will feel cramped and uncomfortable. Small pieces of furniture get lost in a larger room. Carefully measure the room and the furniture to make sure it's a good fit.

Don't stuff a room with too many pieces of furniture. You should leave room for decorative items, lamps, and people. The room should feel comfortable and have a nice flow to it. Start with less furniture, and then you can always add pieces if you feel the need.

3. Brighten Things Up

Light is an essential component of any room. Natural light is lovely during the day, but you still have to consider different lighting options for night-time, cloudy days, or some extra light. Lightweight, sheer drapes allow you to take advantage of natural light.

Overhead, bright lights are good choices for daytime use. Choose lamps with soft lighting for the evening, when it is time to relax. Task lighting should get placed wherever a bit of extra light might be useful. Use task lighting over a desk, on the wall beside the bed. It can be helpful when you want to read or to highlight a piece of art.

4. Bring the Outdoors In

Greenery, in the form of potted plants, adds a bit of nature to any room. Nature is soothing and adds relaxing, good energy to the room. Pretty flowers are an excellent way to add colour to a room. An added benefit of plants is that they help keep your indoor air healthier.

5. Choose Pieces that Fit Your Personality

Your home should reflect your personality and sense of style. If you love a piece of furniture, get it. You will find a way to fit it into your home. No matter what the rules or designers say, the way that you feel about the room is the most important thing. Trust your instinct, and if the room makes you smile when you walk in, it's perfect.

Take a look at the Moderniser blog for more tips like this for your new home.

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