Many people enjoy the pride of home ownership, but only a few get to experience the joy of building their own home from the ground up.
When pursuing this dream, whether it’s building a home in which to raise your family or a home for your retirement, what makes all the difference is planning. The better you plan, the more satisfactory the final result.
It doesn’t have to take years, either. If you build a modular home, it won’t even take a full two weeks for the house to be constructed at the factory. After that time, the entire house can be installed in one to three months, depending on the complexity of the design and the amount of on-site assembly required.
Once you have your house ready, the next big project is to furnish it. Here are some suggestions on how you should decorate each room in your new home based on your personal style:
Your family members will spend a third of their time at home in the bedroom, so think about how to make it as comfortable as possible.
Begin by choosing the bed that everyone will be happy with by going to a mattress sale to get a better idea of the perfect bed for each bedroom.
Since the bed will be the focal point of each bedroom, design the rest of the bedroom around it. Depending on the type of bedroom it is—a master suite, a children’s room, a guest room—decide on mirrors, vanities, nightstands, wardrobes, trunks, armoires, chests, and rugs.
When decorating your children’s rooms, your themes will focus on whether it’s a young child’s room, a tween’s room, a teen’s room or a baby’s room.
Choose the colors of the curtains and carpets and wood based on your preference for lighter or darker shades. If the rooms are large enough, leave plenty of room for moving around.
If you have an extra room after you’ve set up your bedrooms, then it’s a good idea to make it a home office. This will be a dedicated space for family members to plan, study, or work.
Find ways to make it a warm and inviting place with wall décor and plants, rather than just a utilitarian space with a computer, desk, chair, cabinet, bookshelves, and office equipment
When decorating bathrooms, your main consideration will be choosing the right blend of soft colors. The selection of mirrors and lighting, as well as sinks, cabinets, tubs, shower stalls, etc., will depend on the size of the bathroom.
Do you want your living room to be more of a formal parlor for entertaining guests or more of a family room?
A formal parlor will focus on the aesthetics of armchairs, sofas, side-tables, and coffee tables. By contrast, a family room will be focused on maximizing comfort for studying, entertaining, and socializing.
First, decide on your focal point. In many homes, this might be the fireplace. Then arrange the furniture in the best way possible to facilitate conversation and watching television.
Find ways to blend your choice of area rugs, lighting, and art with your choice of living room furniture.
Naturally, the size of your dining room will make a huge difference when you choose the centerpiece of the room. First decide on the right size dining table, then build out the rest of the dining room furniture around it.
The decisions you make about the formality or informality of the living room will affect your decisions about the dining room.
If it’s a formal dining room, then you’ll want to focus on the quality of the chairs, dining table, drapes, tableware, and chandelier.
If it’s more of an informal place to gather for meals, then you will not need to focus on style or accents and can make more practical decisions.
Since it’s expensive to remodel your kitchen, it’s a good idea to give careful thought to how you plan out your kitchen.
If it’s a small kitchen, you might want to arrange a one-wall galley for your appliances.
If it’s a larger space, then you have more layout options, like Peninsula, Island, Horseshoe, or L-Shape.
In conclusion, the most important thing you can do to decorate your home is to do a great deal of planning. Understand your personal style and preferences before making any purchases. Give yourself enough time to make good decisions.