Decorating Your First Home? Here’s What You Need to Know

Decorating Your First Home? Here’s What You Need to Know

Lydia Lohshini by Lydia Lohshini on Jun 13, 2018
Why you should care

Leaving the nest can be hard but having your own space is a rewarding experience. Read this guide to learn how to navigate through the home essentials that will make your space feel like the grown-up nest it deserves to be.

Now that you have nabbed yourself your very own space, it’s time to make it look like an adult lives there.

Forget about your teenage love for all things matchy-matchy and your college dorm rule of purchasing everything on sale. Even though it’s going to take a while for you to grasp this ‘adulting’ thing, your house should never show it!

These eight home décor tips will have your home looking like you’ve got it all together.

1 Budget, Budget, Budget

Purchasing or renting your first home can make a significant dent in your wallet so it’s best to be smart with your expenses from here on out. Consider skipping out on daily food deliveries or late night impulse purchases online . Instead, use that extra money for your rent or to save up for your first home.

2 Purchase Essentials First

Now that you have your own paycheck, it can be hard to avoid splurging on trendy pieces for your home but it’s important to remember that you need your essentials first. Think mattress, kitchen appliances, and everyday utensils.

Think you have it all? Make sure you’ve ticked off these 6 must-haves for your first home.

3 Cleaning Supplies is Key

It’s time to clean up your act because your mom isn’t here to do your laundry or sweep your floors. We’re not expecting you to have a space as spotless as hers, but it’s best to always keep your home clean enough to expect unexpected company. So, head on out and pick up those detergents.

4 Shop High Style on a Low Budget

You don’t have to shop for high end items to make your home look stylish and you don’t have to shop at Ikea all the time either. There are many other homeware and home goods stores that you can check out. Always look for warehouse sales where you can purchase bigger items for half the price and online stores for décor and knick knacks.

Here are  8 ways you can achieve an expensive looking interior on a low budget.

5 Bring in Some Plants

Nothing says I’m a grownup more than keeping a plant alive. Throw out the fake plants, then go visit a nursery, and bring home your new greenery. Apart from being an aesthetic upgrade, plants help clean the air, fight colds, and can balance your overall homeostasis.

This is a list of indoor plants you can’t kill easily.

6 Details in The Décor

No, we don’t mean hang up posters using sticky tape or string up fairy lights. Introduce art pieces and nifty décor items into your space that reflect your personal style and that of the home’s. Art and framed images are the hallmark of a grownup home.

7 Keep it Well-Stocked

Being an adult means having more than take-away in your fridge and two plates in your cabinet. Make sure that your refrigerator and cabinets are well stocked with food and homeware items so that you will be prepared for guests at any given time.

8 Use A Style Guide

When decorating your first home, it’s great to have a style guide or inspiration board. This way, you’ll have a look to work towards and won’t end up purchasing unnecessary items. Here are a few interior design styles that are easy to achieve.

Scandinavian

Minimalist

Contemporary

Modern

Industrial

Need help designing a home? Click on the ‘Request Quote’ button on the images to receive free quotations from Malaysian interior designers.

You can also check out other local interior design portfolios.

Why you should care

Leaving the nest can be hard but having your own space is a rewarding experience. Read this guide to learn how to navigate through the home essentials that will make your space feel like the grown-up nest it deserves to be.

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