Starting Over – New Home

No matter where we are in life, we will always face change. Some of those changes will be big or small depending on our circumstances. One of the biggest changes most of us will face in our life, is moving house.
Be it a rental, a new home build, or downsizing, starting over can be difficult. Each home is different, and comes with its’ own unique challenges, but with a little planning, decorating your new dwelling will be rewarding and renewing.

The first thing to consider when moving into a new home is storage and space. Older homes may be more challenging, as opposed to new homes which are built with storage in mind. If you are moving into an older home, or downsizing, it’s worth looking into ways to include storage solutions. Speak to your local carpenter about custom joinery, and smart shelving and display units that fit into areas of your home, to create the illusion of more space. The second thing you need to do, is clear the clutter. Only keep what is functional and beautiful.

Get creative, and plan for the look you want. If you’ve admired particular styles and trends, do your research. Collect catalogues, go through magazines, search online, wander through furniture and homeware stores, and take photos of things you like. Cut out and print anything that inspires you, and put together a mood board, to find your own interior decorating style. And if you want to take it further, look into commissioning an interior stylist to help you achieve the desired outcome. Centre Management can assist with this.

Furniture placement can make or break a space. Take measurements of each room, and take your measuring tape when shopping for new furniture. Draw up a floor plan to see what piece will work where, allowing for flow, and easy enough for people to move around.

Whether you’re a trendsetter or follower, make sure to include some of these fabulous 2020 trends. Bring on oversized sofas, cushions, throws, ottomans, it’s all about comfort. Personal minimalism, pared back, but meaningful pieces will take centre stage. Have fun, add pops of colour with art and accessories. Embrace organic, natural, handmade artisanal items, and indoor plants for mental wellbeing.