When you’ve moved into a new apartment or house, you will most likely feel a bit alienated from it. The walls are bare, the furniture is stark and more. If you want to be truly comfortable in your new place, you need to fully own it by placing your mark on it. This can be done by decorating it properly.
Here are some essential decoration tips that can help add color and character to the place:
Rugs and Mats
Let’s start with the floor. If you want a great place to start, choose a nice welcome mat to place at your door. Don’t go for something generic. Get something that really shows your personality. For example, it may have a gag invitation stitched on it or it has a unique design.
Don’t stop there. Have comfortable rugs that fit the mood of each room. Besides protecting the floor, nice rugs can give the room a more comfortable atmosphere. Note that you need to clean the mats and rugs regularly since seeing them dirty leaves a bad impression.
Pillows and Blankets
Many people think that pillows and blankets are only for the bed, but they’re wrong. Having a set of nice couch pillows is a good way to make it more comfortable. You never know who’s going to crash at your new home. These pillows can be plain, but it is better if they are more colorful since they will be in the living room.
Blankets are just as important. You will need a throw blanket to keep you warm on cold nights while you’re on the bed or couch. It is also great to snuggle underneath it. Choose a large blanket with heavy fabric.
You’ll have tables all across the house and that means the use of colored doilies. Doilies are great to ensure that the tables aren’t scratched by the vases and other items placed on them. Colorful doilies are a great difference from the normal white and add more life to a room.
Speaking of life, why not use flower vases as décor? Get some flowers from the yard to show off something from the garden. You can also buy flowers from the shop, but that can be a bit costly. Always remember to put something on a table. Bare tables are rather lonely and boring. A centerpiece, whether it is a vase of flowers or something different, can go a long way.
It is now time to turn to the personal touches you can add to the décor. One of them is a painting, a poster, or a print. Leaving the walls bare is a bad idea and putting a favorite poster up on the wall gives your home that personality it needs. Besides, you might have your favorite books and magazines lying about. These give a hint of your personality and give your visitors something to do.
Your home needs to be truly your own and the above decorations should help you do that. Make a mark in your house with your personal style so that you can truly call your new place home.