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5 Tips on Decorating Your New Home

Regardless of what price range your new home is in, these 5 tips by top designers are a good reminder about how to decorate it.

Thanks to Architectural Digest for the article.

Do your research
“Don’t go out and buy everything at once. Please. You will make mistakes. I get it, you need somewhere to sit, sleep, dine, etc. Spend a tiny bit of time on Pinterest trying to figure out what your style is—what consistently pops up in all of your pins? Lots of color? Pattern? More minimalist designs? Then start shopping the online stores first before you go to them. So many big-box stores have great affordable pieces now—the West Elms, Targets, Crate and Barrels, CB2s of the world really nail it, so don’t be afraid to go there. Just add some vintage, heirlooms, or antiques to give it some soul.” —Emily Henderson

Give the floors special attention
“I think one of the most exciting ways to freshen a new home but not spend a fortune is to paint any wood floors that are not in spectacular condition. A painted floor, whether white or an accent color, is immediately brightening and a really quick and easy way to differentiate a room.” —Celerie Kemble

Slow and steady wins the (decorating) race
“It’s tempting to want every room completely furnished immediately. Give yourself some time! Purchase a few big pieces and then collect the accents over time for a more personal look.” —Shea McGee of Studio McGee

Trust your instincts
“When putting your new space together, allow it to tell your family’s story. Don’t be afraid to express yourself. Don’t obsess over design styles or trends. If you choose to fill your home with things that really resonate with you, then you will end up loving your home. The most beautiful homes are those that are truly lived in and loved. There are no rules.” —Joanna Gaines of Fixer Upper