When you purchase your first home, you will probably feel a mix of excitement and anxiety. Home ownership comes with independence and freedom, but it also comes with heavy responsibilities of repair, as well as financial burdens.
Decorating your new space may not be on the top of your list of financial priorities, but it can really turn your new house into a cozy home. Remember that you will be entertaining friends and family in your home and it should really evoke a sense of comfort and warmth. Set yourself a budget for decor. If your budget is small but you have expensive taste, select a couple of key items to spend the most money on. These key items should make a big statement, such as a Charles Eames Lounge chair in the living room. Metro furniture offer a range of Eames lounge chairs Click here to view their range . You can source many items from family, friends or the classified ads, but you will want a few new pieces that really stand out in a room.
You can integrate visually appealing pieces into your decor without spending too much. Check out the classified ads or an antique store to find high quality teak or maple coffee tables that really add a unique dimension to a room. High quality wood furniture is timeless and can be refinished so it looks new. Add a decorative centerpiece from a second hand store (perhaps a colorful bowl or pillar candlestick). (more...)