You Purchased a Home and Moved In - What's Next?
So, you have just moved into your new home and haven’t a clue where to begin. Well, here are some helpful tips to get you started.
Paint your walls a neutral color and be consistent throughout the main rooms. This way you can use any style furniture and not have to redo your walls. It is also advantageous to keep the main pieces of furniture: fabrics on the couches, chairs, and window treatments the same or a similar color to the walls. You can use a mild pattern, but keep it simple. A monochromatic color scheme opens up the space, has a calming affect on behavior and is very pleasing to the eye. If you crave some variety of color, the best way to add it to your room is accessorizing. There are endless types of pillows, throw blankets, (which will never go out of style), and little candlesticks, trays, and other decorative items, not to mention art on the walls, that will add that special pop of color. Keeping the big pieces basic will allow you to change the look in the room when the mood strikes and at a minimum cost.
Lastly, keep your art and accessories in the same “Voice”. Don’t have a super modern painting hanging next to a classical piece unless you are an art collector and don’t care about creating a mood or feeling in your room. They will only compete with each other. The same is true with color. If you like soft tones, keep all your accessories in those colorways and chromatic degree.
Most of all, have fun expressing yourself and creating that perfect environment.
About the Author - Candace Bluestein is a real estate broker with the Nexus Realty Group at Coldwell Banker Shook located in Lafayette, IN. She specializes in representing buyers and sellers of residential real estate in the Greater Lafayette area. Candace’s professional experience includes working in the financial sector of a fortune 500 company in New York City and as an Executive Assistant to the managing partner of a Workers’ Compensation law firm in Chicago. She has a BS in Finance from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Originally from New York, Candace now resides in West Lafayette with her husband Alex, and two sons Oliver and Dylan.