When you first move into a home, it’s easy to start making some quick decisions on how you want to decorate your new haunts. After all, you want to make it look perfect sooner rather than later. But if you rush into quick decisions, you might be left with regrets. In fact, so many people admit they wish they had waited and thought things through before jumping into decorating their new humble abode. Here are some regrets homeowners are left with after decorating their home so that you can avoid them at all costs.
Going too bold with paint colours
It’s easy to go a bit crazy when you are decorating your home. If it’s your first place, you might choose some bold colours. After all, you want to make a statement with your new home. Therefore, you might choose a yellow for your lounge or a pink for your bedroom. But so many people end up looking back with regret at these bold choices. After all, you might struggle to find furniture and accents which will look right with these colours. And if you start to dislike one of the paint colours, it will end up with you having to repaint it sooner rather than later. Therefore, you should opt for neutral colours such as cream or a beige. That way, you know your belongings won’t clash with the wall colour. And as well as this, it will make it easier when it’s time to sell your property!
Not measuring the windows correctly
When you first move in your home, getting curtains often goes to the top of your list. After all, you don’t want strangers to be able to see into your new home. However, you need to make sure you don’t rush into making a decision on the curtains. For one thing, a lot of people end up choosing ones which don’t fit properly. They tend to go for a size which might be a tad shorter or longer than they expected. And then they look back with regret at their choice in years to come. And as well as this, a lot of people don’t think about the colour enough. After all, you need something which will match with the rest of your furniture and wall colour. Therefore, to ensure you don’t make mistakes, you should measure the curtains first before buying them. You might even decide to go for made to measure curtains which will then fit your windows perfectly. Also, you should take a sample from the shop and put it against the wall to ensure the colour matches well. You can also read my previous blog on how to make sure you choose the best curtains for your new home!
Not leaving enough space in the room
It’s easy to go a bit OTT when buying furniture. After all, it’s an exciting time, and you can’t wait to buy new items for your home. However, if you put too much furniture in one room, it can start to look cramped and cluttered. And you might regret investing in larger items such as that three piece suite! Therefore, only buy items that you really need for your home. That way, you can ensure the room still looks spacious. And remember the same thing applies to accessories. Don’t add too many photos as it will begin to look like a gallery! Therefore, think twice before going too OTT in your home.
Going too extravagant with your countertops
As much as you want your kitchen to look fabulous, you need to be thinking about the long-term when buying essentials like counter tops. After all, you don’t want to buy countertops which are going to have marks on sooner rather than later. So many people buy marble worktops as they look gorgeous in store. But as this article says, they are more prone to nicks and discolouration. Therefore, make sure you choose a durable material which won’t get ruined every time you start cooking!
Choosing flooring which is hard to maintain
It’s so important to make sure you think carefully about the flooring before choosing one for your home. After all, you might love that cream carpet, but if you have children and pets, it could have marks galore before long. Therefore, consider who will be using the room before choosing the flooring. You might want to opt for wood or tiled flooring which is a lot easier to wipe if you have little ones.
Buying items just because they are on sale
You want to get a bargain when you move into a new house. After all, you don’t have loads to spend when you have just moved in. But if you just buy items as they are cheap, you might be left disappointed in years to come. For one thing, if they are for sale at a low price, it might be because they are low quality. Therefore, it might not last long in your humble abode. And not only this, but you might not truly love the item for your home as you are just being swayed by the price. Therefore, think twice before buying an item as it’s on sale. Make sure it will look great in your home and won’t clash with other items.
Choosing appearance over comfort
As much as it’s important to make your home look fantastic, comfort has to also come to the top of the list. After all, you don’t want to get a sofa which looks great but leaves you with a sore back after watching a film. And you need to make sure you choose dining chairs that won’t leave you aching after an hour. Otherwise, you will have to finish your dinner parties early! As this feature reveals, opt for padded chairs with arm rests, and your guests and family will be happy!
And remember that you should be spending the most time decorating the principal rooms. After all, as much as you want your spare room to look nice, it’s not of vital importance right now. Therefore, focus on the main rooms and spend your money making sure these are perfect for your family.