Moving into your new home is difficult and there are many things and ideas that you may be puzzling over. Today’s round is here to help you do the first and quickly decorate your home with a minimum of decor. Here are some lists of must-haves for each room
When moving into a new home, choose two areas that you want to prioritize. You get most of your investment. These are usually a living room and bedroom, but you can choose whatever is important to you. Focus on quality rather than quantity, even if you don’t have enough money there are some things you can buy later. Here are some lists of must-haves for each room that can help you.
General shopping list
First of all, every room in your home needs window treatments. Window treatments make your room look more finished and offer privacy. Not sure which type to buy? Check out our curtain guide!
Second, every room should have at least two lighting fixtures. These can be pendant lights, a ceiling light, wall lights, table lamps, floor lamps, and even built-in LED lighting. Choose one of them that you like and buy all the lighting fixtures for your home at one time to create a flow.
Incoming shopping list
Each entrance needs a narrow console, a cupboard or a bench, then a mirror and some wall hooks. Your bench or console is a universal all-rounder for all the things you have. Choose one with storage space or at least tall legs to put in some baskets for shoes. With a mirror you can give yourself a check as you come and go and visually expand a small room. Wall hooks are perfect for organizing your jackets, bags, backpacks and scarves.
Living room shopping list
For a living room, you will need a sofa, coffee table or ottoman, wall art, and TV cabinet / bookcase. A sofa is the star in every living room. Choose the largest one that will fit you in the room. If your budget is limited, choose a vintage sofa that is usually well made and only requires a protective cover to freshen up. A coffee table or ottoman is ideal for serving drinks or for placing books and magazines. It should be next to your sofa. Plain walls are a common thing for a living room, and filling one or more of them with artwork is a great idea – it will make the space more interesting. There are many options, from your own photos to tapestries. A TV cabinet is a must for rooms with a television. If there isn’t a TV, opt for bookshelves or leave the space unfilled as negative space is always a good idea.
Shopping list for kitchen / dining area
For a kitchen or dining area, a number of cabinets and a table and chairs are a must. Cabinets and maybe a kitchen island are minimal cooking facilities, if you are cooking add a sink for washing up. If you have a large kitchen island, take part of it for a dining area, just add chairs. If not, treat yourself to something on the table and look for used chairs if you can’t afford both. The table is a centerpiece here. A larger table can serve as a dining and breakfast table, space for the preparation and storage of food and as a mini office space.
Bedroom shopping list
For a bedroom you will need a bed, a bedside table or two, and a closet or item to store your clothes as you like. Invest in the best, most comfortable mattress you can afford. It offers comfortable sleeping. Then choose a couple of bedside tables that match your room style and space. Don’t go to the trouble of bringing the pieces together. Mismatched bedside tables are a hot trend. If you don’t have a separate closet, put a wardrobe in your bedroom or if there is not enough space, opt for a makeshift closet with some boxes or bins for smaller items. Wall shelves and hooks are also welcome. Such shelves and makeshift cabinets are great for a small bedroom and create an airy feeling.