Interior design Rik 28 december 2022

Tips for decorating your new home

The purchase contract has been signed, now it's time to wait for the key. Then you can really get started. In the meantime, you can start thinking about furnishing your new home. What style will you choose and what colours and materials will go with it? We will help you with some tips for decorating your new home.

Get inspiration

Start by getting inspiration for decorating your new home. Browse through magazines and visit some home improvement shops. You can also find a lot of tips online and visit interior design webshops. Also think about the materials you like. If you like a modern interior, visit webshops that sell industrial furniture. If you prefer natural materials such as wood, take a look at Hardhoutdiscount.comwhere you will find, for example, beautiful tree-trunk tables. Find out what you like and what you dislike. This will give you an idea of the style you feel at home with;

Create a mood board

Already got some ideas? Then grab some home and interior design magazines and cut out your best furniture and collect colours you like. If you don't have time for this, you can also create a moodboard online, for example using the Pinterest app. Find all kinds of furniture and interior styles you like on the internet and pin them on your Pinterest board.


Now that you know which furniture you are going to buy, you can start making a layout. Take the construction drawing or floor plan and take a critical look at the room. Where will your furniture be at its best? Is it possible to build a conservatory or an extension to create more space? It is still possible, but once you have moved in, you often don't start doing it again.

Choosing colours

Colour determines your interior. Do you prefer pastel shades or bright colours? It doesn't matter, as long as you feel comfortable with it. You can choose to keep the basis calm and go a bit more bold with eye-catching accessories. If you choose more colour, it is important that the colours match.

Start with the basics

Based on your budget, it is best to start by applying the basics. By basics, we mean floors, wall finishes and window coverings. Use the same floor on each floor as much as possible to create peace and space. When choosing the floor, keep it practical. Do you have pets? Then carpet is probably not the best choice. Even with small children, it is useful to choose a floor that is easy to clean.

Make a lighting plan

Lighting is also an important part of your interior design. Maybe not the first thing you think of, but still very important. Look at where the sockets are and make a lighting plan by thinking about the kind of light you need in a certain place. Choose functional lighting in places where you need a lot of light, such as in the kitchen or dining area.

Create 3D design

There are all kinds of websites on the internet where you can design your interior in 3D. This will give you an impression of how the furniture will fit in your living room and whether it matches the colours you have chosen for the wall. Take a virtual walk through your new home and see how it feels. Maybe you find out that the furniture would be better placed in a different place, or you feel at home right away and can't wait for the transfer so you can start furnishing according to your design.

Finishing touch: home decoration

When all the furniture is finally in place, it's time for home decoration. Cushions, table decoration, candles and plants. Home accessories make your interior a home. Make sure your home decoration matches the rest of your interior, but don't be afraid to use contrasting colours. Home accessories can stand out a bit, especially if you have used muted colours in your interior.

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