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Quick Design Tips for Your First Home

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By : David Rainey    99 or more times read
You've bought your first home and it is a dream come true. All of your hard work has paid off and you are about to move in. Everything is great. Well, almost everything. You don't have the beautiful furniture and beautiful décor to match your beautiful home. This scenario faces many first-time homebuyers. But not to fret, because getting your home to look as great as possible can be done practically to increase your home's livability, appeal, and market value.

Design tips tend to focus on a main focal point in any given room, and for good reason. This gives you a starting point and allows you to create your design around the focal point. It could be your bed in the bedroom, dining table in the dining room, or the television in the living room. It can be anything as long as it's the major piece, and first thing considered in a room.

Now that you have each room's focal point, focus on their intended uses. Some uses for rooms like the bedroom and kitchen are obvious, but others can have multiple purposes so it's up to you to decide what to include in each. In short, furnish accordingly. To highlight the focal point of the desk in the office, include bookshelves that accent it. A glass entertainment system might really bring out the television while providing storage for its accessories. These are only two examples, but the fun part is getting creative and adding your own personal style. The task is much less daunting when focusing on one item at a time.

When it comes to painting the interior of your home, there are a few things to keep in mind. You can really add life to your home by getting creative with colors. It's worth considering, though, that if you don't plan to stay in the home for a long period of time, you may want to keep colors neutral or traditional. If your family intends to live in the home for a long time, then by all means paint each child's room their favorite color. If you believe that you might move on from the home within a few years, keep your future homebuyer in mind and stay neutral.

Add some style to your bathroom by buying towels and accessories that really fit your personality. You can often find matching items like soap dispensers, towel racks, and linens on sale, so be sure to shop around. Guests will always take notice of the nice subtleties in a bathroom. If the rest of the home is decorated nicely, your bathrooms will add to the appeal of the entire home.
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