by Bryan Zupan
on Friday, March 29th, 2019 at 11:18am.
Don't Buy Everything At Once
We all know that moving can be an overwhelming process, let alone furnishing your new D.C. home. It’s best to take a few months to get a sense of your home before you make any significant purchases.
As you unpack and begin to build your life in your new DC home, pay attention to where you spend the bulk of your time and prioritize your purchases accordingly. Maybe retiling the bathroom can wait until you’ve brightened up the kitchen. Maybe you don’t spend a lot of your living time in the living room.
Furnish your new DC home to fit your life; don’t arrange your life around your furniture!
Plan Space By Space
When it comes to furnishing your new DC home, it’s always a good idea to focus your attention on specific spaces, rather than worrying about all the changes that need to be made at once!
Instead of overwhelming yourself with chores, consider this:
Move through your home room by room, regarding each space as an investment in you and your family’s future. Ask yourself how much time is spent in each space, and what specific changes and additions would make the biggest difference.
From the accent rug to the table lamp, choose pieces that benefit your style and relax your mind.
We spend roughly a third of our lives in the bedroom, so why not invest in it?
Consider refreshing your bedding with some high thread count sheets - you deserve it. If you’re willing to spend a little extra, go for a new paint job and window treatments. Those who rise early will benefit from a lighter, relaxed palette with translucent drapery.
Bring a Tape Measure When Shopping
It’s crucial to measure your new DC home before you make any furnishing purchases!
Measure each room, and don’t forget hallways and doors. Visualize how much furniture will fit and how it will appear in the space. When you head out shopping, bring your noted dimensions and tape measure along for the ride!
There are so many ways to spice up your space and stay on budget. By scoping out second-hand possibilities to furnish your new DC home, not only will you be saving money, but also helping out the planet.
Plus, your home will appear original and completely unique to you, rather than being plucked directly from a catalogue!
When thrifting, don’t just settle for an item that fits your budget. Ask yourself if this item fits your style and, if not, can it be altered or refurbished to match? Where exactly will this item go in your home?
Quality Over Quantity
You should be excited to furnish your new DC home, but don’t let your eagerness to fill the room overwhelm the space. It’s more important to have quality furniture that lasts, and pay attention to what makes sense for a particular area.
Do your research and search for sustainable pieces that spark joy in your new home!
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