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Tips for Decorating Your First Home

Buying your first home is a huge milestone in life. Whether you’re 25 or 45, this is an exciting time. It means you’re putting down roots and no longer have to bother with lease renewals, asking for permission to pain, and worrying about getting your deposit back. If you’re an animal lover you’ll appreciate not having to pay a pet deposit and being able to have as many furry critters as you want.

Once you’ve done your research on the best home for you, talked about manufactured homes for sale, and actually made your purchase, you can start with the fun stuff: decorating. The trick to decorating your first home is to stop watching HGTV. Trust us. They showcase homes that have been lived in for years and people have spent tens of thousands of dollars decorating. For the normal person out there decorating takes time. It takes effort. And it takes vision. Slow and steady truly does win the race in this instance.

Here are a few ideas on how you can decorate your new home.

Choose a Color Palette

home decor color palette

Whether you like pink, grey, blue, or a combination, start by choosing a base color palette for your home. You can customize other rooms based on the person who’s living there needs, but for public living areas, the kitchen, and guest bathrooms you’ll want a color palette that helps to keep a cohesive design. A lime green living room and orange kitchen clash and with today’s open flooplans can be a nightmare in the making.

Make Your Bedroom a Haven

comfortable bedroom

Your bedroom is likely where you spend a lot of time. Take the time to make it a space you look forward to coming home to. Look for fun pillows for your bed, attractive lighting, and don’t forget practical things like sound machines, nightlights, and anything else that might help you relax and sleep better.

Don’t Be All Matchy Matchy

Just because you’re working with a color palette doesn’t mean everything has to match.┬áResist the temptation to match everything and go out on the limb with some fun patterns, bold colors, and neat accents. Make a statement with one or two items and you’ll find not only that these bring you joy, but they’re great conversation starters.

If you’re looking for a new manufactured home for sale or have questions about the home buying process, contact us. We’d be happy to talk through options with you to ensure your questions are answered and needs met.