Decorating A New Home? 4 Things To Do After A Move

Decorating A New Home? 4 Things To Do After A Move

If you were never really happy with the way your home was decorated, well, now’s your big chance. Moving into a new home might be intimidating, but it’s also something exciting – it’s a clean slate.

You’ve learned from your mistakes, you know exactly what you want to change, and you have every opportunity to act on your wishes. Now all that’s left is for you to figure out how to pull off the vision in your head, and that’s where we come in to help!

Have a Plan

Like we mentioned before, having a vague idea of what you want your place to look like is not enough unless you’re hiring professionals to do the work for you. You need to make sure you have a solid step-by-step plan on how you’re going to pull it off.

If you want help, you can pick a particular theme for your place and then look online for help and guidance. There are countless articles on how to pull off a tropical theme, or on how to turn your living space into a winter wonderland.

Another creative way to give your plan more substance, and for you to make it easier to visualize it is by making a mood board or a vision board. You can add aesthetics, photos of the furniture styles you want in your new place, and much more to the boards.

Once your plan has a little more substance to it, you’ll have an easier time pulling it off.

Add, Subtract, and Replace

We don’t believe your new place is going to be the same size as your old one – it can be bigger, smaller, and even if it is the same size, the floor plan can differ. This means you might need to add some furniture to what you currently have, or let go of some.

Measuring the place before you move into it will help you figure out where you want to keep things, and you can figure out what to add after you’ve moved in too.

If you don’t have a lot of room in your place but you want to pack it with personality, consider adding decorations to your walls. Tapestries, paintings, digital prints, and a lot of framed pieces are great decorations, and you can even hire an artist from an online service such as Instapainting to make you a custom piece.

Paint the Walls

You don’t always have to play it safe and have your walls be a dull, drab color, or for them to be white. In case you do want to keep the background neutral, consider an accent wall that will bring character and some definition to spaces like your living room or bedroom.

In case you do want to change color, painting the walls is the first thing you should do right after you move into a space. It just makes sense – all of your stuff is packed up in boxes, most of your furniture is covered, and the rooms are all empty.

Why would you want to unpack everything only to cover it and move it out of the way when you paint the walls?

The Decor

We get it, the furniture and the walls are all the boring bits, and you can’t wait to get to the part where you fill your space with interesting knick knacks… but not so fast. You risk ending up stuffing your place a bit too much or getting decor that only looks good in theory if you don’t pause and read the room.

Get it? Read the room? Sorry, we’ll go back to interior decor advice now.

Give yourself time to settle into your new place, get the feel of it, and then decide what kind of decor will fit it and what you don’t want.

It’s also not wise to fill every visible surface in the place with one thing or the other, and that’s what you might find yourself doing if you’re too hasty.


Getting the decor in your new place right is a combination of smart planning and patience. You don’t always need to have a big budget to change the look of your place, or to transform your existing furniture. Sometimes all you need is some DIY magic, some paint, and the right online tutorials. But if you do it right, you’ll be able to do a lot with a limited amount of money as long as you’re willing to put in some extra time.