Buying and settling into a newly built house is an exciting time, but it can also be a bit overwhelming. Besides getting your stuff organized, one of the first thoughts you will have is what things’ to buy for your new house.
Before taking a journey to various home good stores, take a deep breath. Below are some thoughts on what to purchase first and save potentially unwanted expense.
This may sound crazy, but do nothing for now. It’s easy to get caught up in a buying spree to start filling and decorating your new space. Take some time to settle, and then start assessing what you actually need, not what you think you need. You don’t want to make purchases and learn a short time later you didn’t need to buy certain items.
Relax, assess, make a needs list, buy.
2. Window Treatments
These items may not be able to wait. Obviously, you don’t want any of your new neighbors to be too curious and see inside your home. But before you go out and purchase window treatments, think about your décor plans. A conservative approach would be purchasing white faux wood blinds, if your new home doesn’t already have them. This idea provides immediate privacy. Later, after you confirmed your décor plans, purchase decorative draperies.
If you don’t plan to use draperies in some rooms, although expensive, white wood interior window shutters or neutral window shades will also compliment a space.
3. Indoor Plants
You got to have some indoor greenery. Plants from your previous home may not fit into empty corners of your new space. Go buy a few plants that require little maintenance. We aren’t going to tell you which plant species to buy – we’ll leave that to the plant experts.
4. Closet Organizers
Unless you upgraded your closet space, most closets are empty with a rod and shelf. It’s recommended to invest in closet organization systems. This is a low cost, do-it-yourself investment, which you’ll really appreciate. Plus, if you decide to sell your home in a few years, closet organizers are a great selling feature.
5. Area Rugs
Area rugs you used in your previous home may not be suitable for your new space due to size, color, or age. You have new floors; therefore, purchase new area rugs. Keep your décor ideas in mind when choosing colors and textures. Neutral is always safe.
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