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4 Decorating Tips for First-Time Homeowners

Make decorating fun and efficient with these handy hints

Photography: Dairy Darilag

Decorating your first home is a matter of prioritizing your needs while showcasing your overall style. Once you've added the essential pieces like the bed and dining table, it's time for you to add personal details and spruce up your space. Before you start shopping for furniture and accessories, here are 4 important things to take note of: 

Decide on a style

“Always have a universal style in mind to keep you guided on your choice of furniture,” shares interior designer Peaches de Guzman-Grey. Once you’ve decided on a style, you can now choose the color scheme and type of furniture that will work well with your interiors.

Can't decide on a style? Click here to discover 4 common home styles.

Avoid impulse buying

Don't just buy a decor piece or furniture just because it looks pretty and nice. Consider if the style and color work well with your interiors. You must also see if it can fit in your space. You may also want to drop by secondhand stores to see if there are pieces that you can repurpose.

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Don’t buy everything at once

If your space is still bare, don’t be too pressured to furnish it immediately. Start with one area like the bedroom or sala then move on to the lanai or garage. Since you want your home to look beautiful, you should save up for quality pieces that can stand the test of time.

Building your dream home? Click here for tips.

Work with what you have

Instead of buying new décor pieces, you may want to improve the pieces that you already have may it be and old side table that can be repainted or an old chair that can be reupholstered. If your walls are too bare, you may want to work on simple updates first like installing wall decals and fabric.

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