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How to Start Your Own Home Decorating Project!

Posted: October, 5, 2017 | Categories: Atlantic Builders | Home Organization Ideas | New Home Building

Building a new home means having the opportunity to give it your own personal touch! If you’re ready to tackle your own home decorating project, here are some helpful tips on getting started with your Atlantic Builders home.

  1. Choose a color palette. To create a unified feeling, choose a basic scheme for the whole house. Then you can tweak it room by room.
  2. Look around your current space. What do you like? What do you dislike? Colors? Fabrics? Architectural features? Collect photos and samples of what you like – styles, colors, rooms, materials.
  3. Create a wish list of everything you’d want to do if you had an unlimited budget. Then sit down and figure out what’s actually do-able, what’s totally impossible, what can happen now, and what can happen eventually.
  4. Figure out a timeline. If you want everything done at once but can’t afford that now, save your money, and do it all at once later. If you can’t afford to do it all at once and don’t care if everything is done at the same time, then do the project in phases. Complete one room before moving on to the next one; rather than doing a little bit in one room and a little bit in another.
  5. Get your fellow home dwellers involved. Even if everyone says they don’t care, they will have opinions at some point. Let them look at photos or go window-shopping so you have an idea of what they like or dislike.
  6. Decide what of your current stuff is staying or getting tossed. If you really love something, but don’t think it works with your new décor, consider re-upholstering, re-staining or re-painting it.
  7. If you’re buying new pieces, invest in the best quality possible. It’s worth the investment because comfortable, well-made furniture will last forever.
  8. Do you have a large statement piece (armoire, table, carpet, painting) that you love? Make it the centerpiece and then chose surrounding decorate that complements it.

Whether you’re decorating your first place or redoing a house you’ve owned for decades, decorating can be challenging. But by taking the time to figure out what you- and your housemates- like, you’ll save time and money, and have décor you’ll feel very comfortable with while enjoying life in your Atlantic Builders home!


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