Congratulations! You’re moving into your first house, and that apartment or dorm room will soon be a memory. But moving from an apartment to a house generally comes with an increase in square footage, leaving many people wondering how they’re going to fill the space in their new place. Well, worry not, new house-dwellers! Kirkland’s is here with plenty of decorating tips on how to fill all that new space and make your house feel just like home.
Space-Filling Tips And Tricks
Living rooms tend to get larger when moving from an apartment to a house, and that sofa/coffee table/TV stand combo that got you through apartment living probably won’t be enough anymore. If you find yourself with a ton of extra space in your main living area, we have a few living room decor ideas for you. One thing you can do is add an end table or two. End tables draw furniture together in addition to adding valuable above-the-floor real estate. A larger space will also give you more to do with your walls; use the extra room to be creative with wall art and photo collages, and even to experiment with bold wall colors. Finally, you can box in a bigger room with a large area rug. However, if the price of such a big area rug is too daunting, you can opt for a less expensive sisal or jute area rug and layer a smaller accent rug in your preferred design on top of it.
Don’t Be Afraid Of Accents
When living in an apartment or a dorm room, you generally have to be careful with the amount of space you invest in home accents. But now that you have a little more space for your stuff, it’s time to set it free. Get it out of all those storage boxes and let it have some air. It’s time to start experimenting with things like decorative bowls, baskets, vases, and other home accents. So you want to put a plant in the corner? Go ahead. Adding something like a small ficus tree or shrubbery breathes life into any room. And speaking of breathing….
Give Yourself Some Breathing Room
You’ve got extra space; don’t be afraid to use it. Space out your furniture and add some walkability to your rooms. And remember, you don’t have to cram every facet of your life into the corners of your bedroom anymore; your home office and reading corner can have their own spaces. In addition to giving your rooms a little more space to breathe, remember that you need to give yourself some breathing room as well. You don’t have to have the entire house set up in a day, a week, or even a month. Spread out your purchases and go for the things you really want. You’re in it for the long haul—don’t settle!
Moving from an apartment to a house can seem intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Just take your time filling the space in your new place, and you’ll feel at home in no time. Just be sure to make this house everything you want it to be; from the colors and styles to the little details, this one is all yours.