When you are starting over or starting out on your own for the first time, it can be overwhelming to put together the decorating for your new house. It’s extremely daunting to think about decorating your first home. There are so many decisions that have to be made and so many options out there. There are several different things you can do in order to make the most of your space. Don’t fall into the trap of feeling overwhelmed, because there are many simple things you can do even if you don’t have a lot of decorating experience or a lofty budget.

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Determine What Your Decorating Preference Is

Many people don’t know that they have preferred decorating styles. It’s not that they don’t necessarily have an opinion one way or another, but they don’t know how to express their preferences. Look at photos of other homes in magazines or online. Collect at least ten images that you can use to sit down and compare. Look at the common denominators among these images. This will give you a sense of your style.

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Put Together a Budget

One way to narrow down what you can do in terms of decorating your new house is to put together a budget. If you can’t decorate your entire home at one time, pick one room where you are going to spend a lot of time and focus on that one. If you’re going to be working on the whole home at once, make sure your budget accounts for that. You may need to split up your funds based on what you hope to accomplish. Elionora Dudayeva is the founder of Chance Realty and she says she notices that “many couples tend to forget to leave room for a deco budget when buying a home.” She adds that “when buying a home you should always include redecorating as part of the total home shopping budget.”

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Put Together a Floor Plan

You can use many different internet tools to help you accomplish your floor plan for furniture. This allows you to see how much space you have and how various pieces of furniture would fit inside. You can play around with this idea online before you bring in the furniture so that you know exactly where you like things to go when they arrive.

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Personalize Your Space with Paint

Paint is the most inexpensive way to put a personal touch on your space. It also gives a lot of bang for your buck in terms of decoration. Painting an accent wall is one way to add some color without being concerned about painting the entire space. When you engage in this practice, it’s also a lot of fun to start visualizing how you’re going to fill the space with your new treasures.

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Measure Everything

Hopefully you have already measured the majority of your space when you did your floor plan work online, but you want to measure everything such as your doorways before you go purchase a piece of furniture. It can be devastating to learn that the piece of furniture you just bought, for example, doesn’t fit inside your doorway. Make sure you know this information before you head out and purchase an item that could be problematic to return.