Moving into a new apartment is an exciting experience. You may be tempted to acquire all the things you need in one big shopping trip but resist the urge. Great interior design doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time to find just the right pieces to create a cohesive look that showcases your personality.
Heed the advice below to avoid making common mistakes when decorating your new apartment.
Don’t Buy All the Furniture at Once
If you’re working with a tight budget, this tip is especially important as there is no need to purchase all the furniture you need at one time. Purchase the pieces you need in order of importance and take time to search for items you truly love to avoid ending up with rooms full of furniture you regret buying.
Don’t Try to Fill Your Space Right Away
Just as you don’t want to purchase all your furnishings right away, you don’t want to try to acquire things like rugs, accents, and lighting sources too quickly either. Each room will serve a purpose, and it may not be its intended purpose. Let the room and your needs dictate a room’s purpose and go from there with the type of furniture, décor, and lighting you’ll need to make it work for you.
Don’t Buy All the Accessories at the Same Store
Buying all the accessories for your new apartment at the same store doesn’t really showcase your own style, but rather, the style of that store’s purchasing manager. Instead, choose accessories based on events that have happened in your life or things you’d like to remember. For example, Knick knacks obtained on vacation or a piece of artwork from that little shop on the island are great accessories that reflect your personality and add intrigue to your space.