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DIY Home Decorating Ideas for Your First House

DIY Home Decorating Ideas for Your First House

The paperwork is finalized and you’re ready to move into your first house! Now’s the time when you are staying up late to explore ideas the home decorating ideas of your dreams on Pinterest, chatting with friends, and searching the Internet. This is your first house and it has to be perfect!

We get it. We love our homes too! That’s why we’re offering up some of our favorite DIY home décor tips to help you turn your first house into a longtime home.

Before You Move In

Before you move in, you have a blank slate. This is the time when you can make big time changes without inconveniencing anyone, shuffling furniture, or risking damage to your favorite accessories.

To start, choose a theme for your décor. Do you like farmhouse country or modern?

With the theme in mind, you can start narrowing in on the major changes that need to take place.

Choose Your Colors

Painting is the first thing that should be done before you move in. Decide on a color and get to rolling or brushing your way to a more beautiful home. The best part is, if you plan to replace the flooring, you don’t have to use a drop cloth and you can let the splatter fly!

Once you start seeing your home come together with paint and flooring, chances are you will also start to see little details that could stand to be upgraded. Fixtures, lighting, and storage are all projects that you can do after the big projects are finished.

Contemporary Kitchen by London Photographers Chris Snook

Contemporary Kitchen by London Photographers Chris Snook

Fixtures

Hate the toilet paper roll holders? Wish your sink was a different color? Make a switch now while you’re in DIY project mode! Choose something that will work well with different colors and decor, in case you decide for a change down the road.

Beach Style Bathroom by Allendale Architects & Building Designers Z+ Architects, LLC

Beach Style Bathroom by Allendale Architects & Building Designers Z+ Architects, LLC

Lighting

Is there a pendant that doesn’t quite match your new color scheme? Change it out with an updated lamp shade or paint it!

If it’s the light switch covers you hate, add a personal touch by framing them. Simply buy a plain picture frame and glue it to your light switches. It’ll instantly look upgraded and elegant in your new home.

Contemporary Kitchen by New York Photographers Rikki Snyder

Contemporary Kitchen by New York Photographers Rikki Snyder

Storage

Storage is always at a shortage – even when you’re moving into your new home. Make space now with DIY shelving. For example, you can put baskets on the wall above your toilet to store your towels for a chic look. Or, you can install shelving in your rooms to add personalized décor.

Eclectic Family Room by New York Architects & Building Designers Incorporated

Eclectic Family Room by New York Architects & Building Designers Incorporated

After You’ve Settled A Bit

Once you’ve settled a little bit in your new home, it’s time to start putting artwork on the walls. Here are a few DIY projects that will turn your house into YOUR home.

  • Create a gallery wall with pictures of you and your family.
  • Start a letter wall with different shapes, sizes, and fonts of your last initial.
  • Use large scrabble letters to spell out the things that are most important to you, such as Faith, Family, and Love.
Contemporary Family Room by San Francisco Interior Designers & Decorators Lizette Marie Interior Design

Contemporary Family Room by San Francisco Interior Designers & Decorators Lizette Marie Interior Design

While you’re embracing your new home, focus on the décor that’s true to you and your family’s style. This is the décor that will last you for years to come and keep you loving your new house for the long-term.

What DIY projects did you do before moving in? Tell us in the comments below!

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About Kimberly Crossland

Kimberly Crossland is a guest writer for Bestlaminate's Blog and founder of the GetVailAz.com. She has an unnatural obsession with the power of words, which is really cool because she can speak two languages: English and Danish. Her other job titles include wife and dog-walker.

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