A beautiful house is the perfect place for you and your family to start fresh. It’s where memories will be made, where traditions will develop, and where you’ll spend most of your time.
Sturbridge Homes have open-concept floor plans, offering an opportunity for homeowners to create the space they’ve always wanted in their own way.
Now that you’ve found your perfect home, you just need to decide what kind of furniture will suit your new environment!
Here are some tips on choosing the right furnishings for your new house.
Decide On A Budget
Buying and moving into a new home are expensive endeavors, and it’s important to keep your budget in mind when choosing what furniture you want.
Decide how much money will go towards furnishing the house. That way you can be sure there’s enough left for other expenses like moving costs or utilities.
Consider setting aside money in advance to buy everything at once and avoid the temptation of spending too much on impulse purchases later on.
Make A List
It’s important to remember that you have several rooms in your home and not all of them need furniture.
List out the different areas of your house, such as living room, bedroom, dining area, kitchen or office space. Write down what type of furniture will be needed for each specific room. This will help you track your budget for these purchases.
A quick way to do this is by making a list according to size - large items first (sofas), medium-sized items next (beds and rugs) and small items last (lamps and decor).
Repurpose The Decor You Already Own
Before you buy new furniture, think about what decor or accent pieces you plan to keep. The pieces that you already own can guide any specific themes or colors.
As you pack, look out for pieces that didn’t have a starring role in your last home. These things might be able to take the spotlight this time around!
If you have old furniture from your last home that’s still in good shape but just need an update, try reupholstering instead of buying new ones. This will allow for some creative custom touches while maintaining a sense of continuity. Plus it will give your old favorites more life!
Invest In Timeless Pieces
Instead of being tempted by everything that’s new, choose items and colors you know will stand the test of time. This is not only a cost-saving measure but also an investment in your home as it grows with your family.
Invest in quality pieces. You don’t want to have to replace them later because they’ve fallen apart or just don’t fit into your space anymore!
This is especially important if you plan to have children or grandchildren visit often. Consider more durable materials, such as leather, which can withstand spills and stains and lasts for years.
Before buying any furniture at all, take some time to think about what makes sense for your life right now — whether this fits a need that’s temporary or permanent.
Colors are important too. Neutral tones are always a safe bet, but if you’re tired of beige walls and brown furniture in every room, consider a piece or two that stand out.
If there’s one thing we can guarantee about Sturbridge Homes, it’s that they have plenty of room for creativity when furnishing them! Let us build your next home from the foundation up. Contact our team today!