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Design Tips For Your New Home

Whether you are moving into your first apartment or settling into your new home as a growing family, here are some tips to guide you on creating a space you are comfortable and excited to call home. While you may feel the pressure to have everything sorted out right away, take your time to learn how you function in the your new layout.

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First step, plan it out. Think about the furniture scale to the proportions of the room. How much "real estate" is this new sofa going to require? Will the dining table allow for a steady flow of passage around the room? How can you maximize function and design? The most costly mistakes are often a result of poor planning. Select furniture in proportion to the space and balance the visual weight. Give your furniture space to breath and avoid lining everything up against one wall. We can't say it enough, proportion and scale are key.

Introducing some cherished collectibles is a creative way to add character and infuse personality into your new home. However, choose those pieces which are the most impactful or meaningful. A collection of too many items confuses and looses the appeal. Less really is more. Carry this philosophy into all aspects of the home, from organized interior cabinets to mess free countertops and no loose wiring. It truly makes an impact in executing a more minimal approach when working with accessories. If you are not sure where to start, consider creating a focal point. Selecting those special pieces also aid to truly define your design style and create a sense of harmony in the home.