Want to make your new house feel like a home? Create a space that feels like you by adapting your previous interior decor to your new home.
When you move to a new place, you’re met with an empty shell that’s void of all personality. It’s up to you to bring your own signature style and preferences to the space.
The quickest — and cheapest – way of decorating your new home is bringing furniture and accessories from your old house then making any additional purchases you need to finish everything off after.
Here are our top tips on how you can adapt your previous interior decor to your new home.
Decorating Your New Home Before Moving
Decorating a new home can be a challenge. You may have spent lots of time decorating your old home, and the thought of having to go through the whole process again in a new place may seem daunting.
Injecting your own personal style and preferences into an empty shell of a home is a long process – and you want to make sure you get it right so you can create a space that makes you feel at-home and relaxed.
If you’re happy with the design of your current home, there’s no reason why you can’t keep your old interior decor and adapt it to your new place.
Incorporating your old furniture pieces and ornaments can instantly make a house into a home and put your own personal stamp on any building. You can adapt a place into a unique and relaxing retreat for you and your family to enjoy, which can make the whole move a much more comfortable process.
If you already have the decor items you need for your new home before moving, you’ll find moving day a breeze. You can plan in advance where you want everything to go and settle in and start living out your daily life far quicker.
How to Bring Your Old Decor to Your New Home
You can’t always bring your furniture to a new house and hope for the best, you should have some sort of plan in place first so you know your current decor items will fit in.
If you’re thinking about bringing your old decor items with you, here are some steps you should take.
Measure up rooms and furniture
Start by measuring the rooms in your new place and the furniture you’re considering moving.
This will help you to figure out whether your decor will fit in your future home, or if they will be too big/small to work.
Blend the two styles together
Sometimes the style of your furniture won’t fit in with the characteristics of your new home.
For example if you have modern furniture and light fittings, it might not fit in if your new home has mid-century architecture. In this case you’ll want to try mid-century lighting and furniture instead to adapt and blend the two styles.
Put a plan together
Now that you’ve considered whether your furniture will fit in your new home and whether your current decor style will suit your new place, you can start putting a plan together.
Using the measurements you’ve taken, draw up what each room will look like and start to think about how you will decorate everything.
Organize the delivery of your furniture
It’s not possible to move everything yourself, especially if you have large, heavy items. In this case you may need to call in the help of professional movers who will be able to move your furniture from A to B securely and efficiently.
Alternatively, you could always rent a van yourself which could be a more cost-effective option.
Think about any additional pieces you need
In the process of organizing furniture for your new place, you may have realized that there are some pieces you won’t be bringing with you because they don’t suit the style.
You might want to start planning any alternative furniture items that you can use to replace the items you gave away. This is a great way to adapt your style to a new place, mixing old and new pieces to create a space that’s uniquely yours.
In this article, we’ve taken you through all of the steps to adapt your previous decor into your new home.
By following these tips you’ll be able to turn your house into a home using a mixture of old and new items.
We can’t wait to see how you adapt our tips for your big move!
We hope you found this blog post Nurturing a Sense of Home: Decor to Incorporate in Your New House useful. Be sure to check out our post Home Decor Essentials for Every Home for more great tips!
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