Some people see decorating a new home as a challenge. Think about it as starting with a blank slate, which is easier than having to redecorate or remodel. See your new home as a way to start your home decor experience. There is a lot that will go into your home, starting with your personal touch. Firstly of course, is painting each room. Look at the size, the amount of molding, the cut of the ceiling, and the amount of sun in each room. These qualities will help you determine the brightness of your color choice, amounts of colors to use in the room, or perhaps you would like to do some faux painting in the kitchen, rather than tiles or brick.
Take stock of your furniture you are bringing with you. You want your home to reflect your personality, and not just be a space to house essential furnishings. Does the furniture express what you want your home to say? Is it cozy and homey, or modern and sleek? Of course you will have a budget, but you can still get the basics from your furniture without it costing an arm and a leg. Upholstery and toss pillows make a great face lift on an otherwise fantastic chair.
Once the furniture is addressed, choosing the home decor accessories is not so hard. These basic accessories that every homeowner needs such as blinds, shades, lamps, curtains, etc. are the finishing touch on any room ensemble. Window treatments are the accessories that you need to complete a new home's style; however these accessories do not have to cost too much, and do not need to be as challenging as one thinks. If you are concerned about how to go about this, spend a day browsing home magazines and then go to a shop where you know you will get assistance and guidance. New home decorating consultations are a great help to those who are color-challenged or just plain out of ideas!