In modern times, many people change houses frequently when they begin child-raising or progress along in their careers. A common thought typically pops in each of our heads: how new should my new house be? What sort of furniture should I get, what should I keep? Do I take my interior style with me? How do I do that?
It’s important to know that designs for the rooms in your house are not static but dynamic. As the measurements and angles of a room change, different angles and sections of your room come alive. It may very well be worth keeping some old furniture to save cost and effort without sacrificing the feeling of starting afresh.
Do you have a move coming up in the near future? If so, we invite you to continue reading to learn some great tips for moving your interior style with you and adapting it to your new home.
How To Take Your Interior Style With You When You Move
1. You don’t have to completely decide “It’s a new era!”
If you feel attached to some of your old furniture, you don’t have to get rid of them. You can easily bring it with you and simply retouch it. Furthermore, you can use a little creativity to figure out how your old furniture will fit in with what you do want to purchase.
An example is putting your child’s bean bag in your new home’s recreation room or basement. Or, use a wall decal to give a fresh look to what you already have. It’s perfectly fine to let your furniture harmonize naturally with the rest of the stuff in your new home and it can be fun too.
2. Know your design before moving in.
If you’re not getting the help of a designer or interior decorator, it’s important to have a plan going in. Define the main concept for your furniture like a specific style or a color scheme. This will keep your ideas grounded and make sure all the elements of your new home properly fall into place.
If you plan to bring old furniture with you, choose the ones that are neutral or don’t have bold color statements. This way, you can help direct where things should go in your new area more easily.
3. Use the space that you have efficiently.
Space is a critical part of the design and utilizing your available space efficiently makes all the difference in how things feel inside your house. When moving into a new place, it’s important to know what you’re working with when it comes to dimensions and layout.
Having a cramped room with little space is no fun when you’re moving in with all new furniture. However, while a little extra space can make things easier to decorate, a few decors like house plants and wall decals wouldn’t hurt either.
4. Measure your home before the move
It’s time to get practical. So, if you’re moving from a three-bedroom house to a two-bedroom apartment, you don’t have the same amount of room for your wardrobe anymore. Having the dimensions of your new home handy will help pinpoint what furniture you can and cannot use from the old one.
You should also be aware of any building restrictions if you’re moving into a new apartment instead. For example, if the entrances of your new home are smaller than the ones from your old one, you might need to adjust accordingly.
5. The design for each room should match its main function
The concept behind renovating most rooms is that they have a specific purpose. For example, a living room serves as a central gathering spot in the house, so it’s important to get a stylish but functional sofa that will be comfortable for everyone.
The same goes for your master bedroom: it should be an area where you can relax, sleep, and enjoy time alone with your loved ones. Therefore, plan out what kind of furniture to get for each room so they won’t turn out to be a cluster of mismatched items.
6. Leave the heavy furniture to the pros
The physical aspect of moving from home to home tends to be the most demanding as well. Therefore, it’s always a good idea to find professionals from Muval that can handle your heavy items like appliances, washing machines, and grand pianos.
Furthermore, you should know that redecorating isn’t the only thing to consider when moving into a new house: you might need other contractors for electrical tasks, pipes, and large equipment. In this case, using the services of professionals can make all the difference in your final housing arrangement.
7. Know what’s salvageable and what isn’t
Sometimes, it’s okay to let go of that sentimental trinket you hid away in the attic. This is a situation where it can be very helpful to have a designer or interior decorator around, especially if you’re not planning to spend too much time redecorating. Even without the help of a professional, it will be easier if you know the value of each item you’re moving to your new place.
When it comes to money, price comparisons for similar items in online stores are also a great way to help you decide what you can bring from what you can buy.
If you have any questions or suggestions, we always love to hear from you in the comments below. Also below are links to more fantastic articles about ALL things DESIGN for your home or business.
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