Home Sweet Home: 3 Tips for Decorating Your First House

Home Sweet Home: 3 Tips for Decorating Your First House

You found the house you liked; made it through the maze of getting a mortgage and closing. Now, you are ready to start making this house a home. Decorating your first abode is really fun and exciting. You finally have a space that is completely your own, and you can do whatever you want with it. But, before you start decking out your home with abandon, you want to take a moment to do a bit of planning. Here are some helpful interior design tips for the first-time homeowner.

Resist the Urge to Buy Everything at Once

When you first laid on your house, you probably had a flood of idea rush through about what you wanted the space to be like, how you wanted to decorate it, and any upgrades or changes. So, naturally, you want to do everything at once, and buy all your stuff in one go. But, try to hold off for at least a couple of months.

Give yourself some time to get settled in the space, to see how you are using different rooms, etc… Things that seemed like a priority at first may not now, and you would rather direct your time and money towards a different project, or room. That bathroom upgrade you were so certain about when you made the offer may not seem as important now, as sprucing up your home office, where you spend hours each day.

Don’t Reject Secondhand Goods Outright

Many people moving into a new home often receive offers from family and friends to give them some of their stuff they no longer need, or are planning on replacing. Your first instinct may be to reject these offers without a second thought—after all, you want everything to be new in your new house. But, carefully consider any offers—perhaps you can make some inexpensive changes to make the items more to your liking, like a fresh coat of paint on that dresser, or reupholstering the loveseat. This can be a great way to save money.  Same goes for buying anything used—try to see the potential before rejecting them.

It is important to keep in mind your tastes will likely evolve over the next few years as you get a better sense of what you want your home to look like. It might be a good idea to hold off on buying big, expensive pieces brand new so you are in a better position financially to really design your house to your liking once you have clearer ideas of your style. Be smart with your decorating budget.

Not Everything Has to Match

To keep your home from looking like a furniture showroom, resist the urge to have everything match. Walk into any furniture store, and you can easily see they are really pushing this idea. They just want you to buy all those sets. While it makes sense that some pieces have the same style, don’t obsess over having everything match perfectly. This can hamper your personal style, and make your home look boring. More important than everything matching is that the pieces in any given room have good proportion, scale and balance.

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Single Family Home For Sale
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BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
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Midtown Subdivision
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5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,247
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BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
3,690
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Virginia Highlands Subdivision
$3,800,000
Single Family Home For Sale
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5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
6,278
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Ansley Park Subdivision
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$1,795,000
Single Family Home For Sale
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5
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
4,794
SQFT
876 Barnett Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
Virginia Highlands Subdivision
$1,700,000
Single Family Home For Sale
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5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,500
SQFT
1333 Berwick Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
Morningside Subdivision
$1,895,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
4,728
SQFT
941 Virginia Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
Virginia Highlands Subdivision
$1,699,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
4,550
SQFT
931 Courtenay Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
Morningside Subdivision
$895,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
3,600
SQFT
482 Parkway Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
Old Fourth Ward Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$1,849,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
4,405
SQFT
1429 Wessyngton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
Morningside Subdivision
$2,120,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
6
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
5,152
SQFT
1433 Wessyngton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
Morningside Subdivision
$1,710,300
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
7 Brattle Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Morningside Subdivision
$1,835,600
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
9 Brattle Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Morningside Subdivision
$1,760,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
8 Brattle Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Morningside Subdivision
$2,350,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
6,592
SQFT
1742 Pine Ridge Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Morningside Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,975,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
10,000
SQFT
1871 Windemere Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
MORNINGSIDE Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,975,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
10,000
SQFT
1875 Windemere Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Morningside Subdivision
$1,289,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,500
SQFT
1254 Stillwood Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
Virginia Highlands Subdivision
$1,350,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
2,931
SQFT
1261 Virginia Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
Ardyn Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$1,699,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,129
SQFT
1231 Reeder Circle NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
Morningside Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$749,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,033
SQFT
171 Randolph Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30312
Old Fourth Ward Subdivision
$2,495,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
5,800
SQFT
1731 Wildwood Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
Morningside Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$1,299,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,268
SQFT
1054 Euclid Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
Inman Park Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$539,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,590
SQFT
19 Daniel Street SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
Old Fourth Ward Subdivision
$1,235,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
6
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,146
SQFT
216 Haralson Lane NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
Inman Park Subdivision
$875,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,440
SQFT
54 Boulevard SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
Old Fourth Ward Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$1,377,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,500
SQFT
1377 Briarcliff Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
Druid Hills Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$1,495,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,534
SQFT
2048 Fairhaven Circle NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
Peachtree Hills Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,895,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,844
SQFT
1783 Noble Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
Morningside Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$875,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
2,800
SQFT
294 Ferguson Street
Atlanta, GA 30307
Candler Park Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$925,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
2,800
SQFT
292 Ferguson Street
Atlanta, GA 30307
Candler Park Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$875,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,603
SQFT
1104 Palafox Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Woodland Hills Subdivision
$850,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,592
SQFT
174 Pearl Street SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
Reynoldstown Subdivision
$669,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,205
SQFT
1322 Boyd Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30318
Westtown Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$850,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
834 Harold Avenue SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
Reynoldstown Subdivision
$699,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,608
SQFT
1316 Boyd Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30318
Westtown Subdivision
$669,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,205
SQFT
1310 Boyd Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30318
Westtown Subdivision
$699,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,608
SQFT
1318 Boyd Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30318
Westtown Subdivision
$748,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,467
SQFT
1136 Boulevard Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30317
Reynoldstown Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$592,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,032
SQFT
513 Broadview Place NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Broadview Place Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$639,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,539
SQFT
509 Broadview Place NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Broadview Place Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$573,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,032
SQFT
507 Broadview Place NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Broadview Place Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$560,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,083
SQFT
1223 Hardee Street
Atlanta, GA 30307
Oxley Edgewood Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$611,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,502
SQFT
516 Broadview Lane NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Broadview Place Subdivision
Price Change - 4 weeks ago
$875,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,200
SQFT
1356 Woodland Hills Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Woodland Hills Subdivision
$618,100
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,914
SQFT
614 Broadview Terrace NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Broadview Place Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$654,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
2,685
SQFT
625 Broadview Terrace NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Broadview Place Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$589,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,048
SQFT
621 Broadview Terrace NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Broadview Place Subdivision
Price Change - 5 days ago
$735,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,720
SQFT
1214 Hosea L. Williams Drive
Atlanta, GA 30317
Edgewood Subdivision
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$629,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,505
SQFT
579 Broadview Place NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Broadview Place Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$564,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,048
SQFT
603 Broadview Terrace NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Broadview Place Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$572,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,074
SQFT
576 Broadview Place NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Broadview Place Subdivision
$615,326
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,053
SQFT
627 Broadview Terrace NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Broadview Place Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$569,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,850
SQFT
578 Broadview Place NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Broadview Place Terrace Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$574,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,016
SQFT
580 Broadview Place NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Broadview Place Subdivision
$825,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,103
SQFT
1053 Briar Vista Terrace NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Woodland Hills Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$1,325,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,486
SQFT
1107 Country Lane NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Woodland Hills Subdivision
Open House 05/30 at 10PM
Please verify times due to COVID-19
$709,441
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
3,342
SQFT
916 Luther Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
Westtown Subdivision
Price Change - 16 hours ago
$715,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
3,342
SQFT
912 Luther Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
Westtown Subdivision
Open House 05/30 at 10PM
Please verify times due to COVID-19
$724,954
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
3,342
SQFT
911 King Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
Westtown Subdivision

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