New home

Styling is the first step to turning a house into a home. Being a new home buyer, it might be an overwhelming prospect to spruce up and add character to a home, and knowing where to start can be difficult. Here are our tips to styling your new home.

Decluttering

Before you begin styling your house, you need to declutter. Sort through your things and get rid of what you don’t need. This will create space and give you the flexibility to bring your house to life.

If you’ve discovered you have too many things cluttering up your house, it might be time to consider a storage solution. Self storage comes in handy for items you’re not sure what to do with just yet.

While sorting through your things, you might also discover that there are items you want to part with. Instead of throwing them away, consider the Grace Vinnies initiative. We work with the St Vincent de Paul society to rehouse your unwanted things and help Australians in need. Ask us about our special ‘move house, make a difference’ cartons and donate to a worthy cause that supports your local community.

Styling tips

There are many factors to consider when it comes to styling your new home. Here are some of the tips we recommend you start with:

  • Colour schemes
    Start by choosing a colour that you like and work your colour palette around that. You don’t have to stick to just one colour either. Be creative and consider how light or dark you want the room to appear.
  • Lighting
    Once you’ve monitored the natural light that filters through your new house, choose your light fixtures accordingly. You might not need to place a lamp where you think you do. Be sure you utilise the natural lighting as much as you can.
  • Space
    Create space by being strategic with your furniture placements. If your ceilings are a little low and you want to create more height, use low furniture to decorate the room. Use mirrors to create dimension and the illusion of space throughout the room.
  • Less is more
    Don’t fill your new home with stylish trinkets and undo all of the decluttering you worked so hard to achieve. Abide by the ‘less is more’ rule of thumb to achieve a more open and minimalist look.
  • Go green
    Consider filling spaces throughout the house with greenery by including indoor plants. Plants will help to make your rooms feel fresher and lighter, especially if you utilise the natural light.

Fine Art

Add unique flair to your new home with decorative fine art pieces. These could be things you’ve purchased from your favourite artists, sentimental family heirlooms or things you’ve picked up from your travels around the world. Whatever they may be, decorating your home with the art that speaks to you is a great way to make your new house feel more like home.

Getting your fine art pieces from one place to another however, is not so simple. Moving valuable works of art yourself is a stressful and risky business. Instead of taking the risk, consider hiring the professionals to get the job done. At Grace, we provide high quality, ICEFAT accredited fine art removal services across Australia and internationally.

Give your new home a fresh of breath air and start styling your space. When the time comes to get things moving, get in touch with the expert removalists at Grace.