Furnishing a home is a fun adventure no matter where you are at in your life. Granted, the process gets a little more fun when you have the luxury of unlimited time and money to make choices, but anytime you get to work on furnishing a home you will likely enjoy the process.
When you are a new college graduate, the idea of living in your first apartment, possibly without a roommate, opens a world of possibilities. Even working with the limited home furnishing budget of a newly graduated college student, you will likely find distinctive treasures to add your personal touch to your new living space. Just the fact that you get to pick out shower curtains and other bathroom accessories and new towels for a room that you might be able to use by yourself is a treat. If you also get to make choices for a few new pieces of bedroom furniture or kitchen furniture, the process is even more exciting.
If you get married, or move in with a partner, you sometimes have double the resources when beginning to pick home furnishing styles for your house or apartment. As you select furniture, artwork, and lighting options that will likely be more permanent choices, it is a good idea to follow a few simple guidelines. For example, you might not have the budget to purchase everything new, but some designers recommend investing in a few quality pieces that you really love. For instance, a beautiful area rug to sit underneath your kitchen table and chairs might be a fun furniture shopping
adventure. Obviously, you will want to measure the available floor space before making a purchase. Chosen carefully though, this rug might move with you to your next home as well.
When you have the opportunity to buy furnishings for your home that include items for a baby’s nursery, the fun really begins. Will you choose bright colors? Will you choose a more neutral palette? Will you attempt to make use of furnishings from you or your husband’s childhood nurseries, or will you decide to buy everything new for the first baby with plans of moving those items into the next children’s nurseries as well? Planning furniture in a room for small children allows room for plenty of personality.
Undoubtedly, the most fun you will likely ever have furnishing a home is if you have the opportunity to move into a new house. With wall colors, floor coverings, and rooms you have designed yourself, purchasing furnishings and accessories takes on a whole new level of commitment. You finally have the time and money to invest in furnishings that display your personality, as well as the functionality for each room. Are you interested in using a coastal theme that incorporates the beach look of sandy textures, sea blues, and driftwood neutrals? Or are you more interested in using reclaimed wood from old bridges, barns, and other buildings to showcase a more rustic style?
While many people make every home design and purchasing decision on their own, others choose to work with an interior designer to help them achieve the look they are striving for. Alone or with an adviser, home decorating decisions are something that will be apart of your home for years to come.