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Starting from Scratch

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Starting from Scratch

Furnishing your home is an extremely personal process. When it comes to moving to a new place and starting right from the beginning, the process can easily become overwhelming. Worse, the thought of achieving your dream home or apartment can seem daunting. The way to avoid this is to plan, prioritize and personalize. Here are some tips to help you get started!

Where to begin?

Get Inspired 

Interior design inspiration is everywhere – from magazines to the nature around you, take in the themes, colour palettes and moods you want to emanate in your own living space. Whether it be modern Scandinavian design or more of a Bohemian look, the options are endless. Narrowing it down to the key themes is essential to begin picturing the finished look.

Keep a Budget in mind

So now you’re armed with ideas, maybe even added items to your online cart or curated a few Pinterest boards. Before you go any further, take a moment to establish a budget for all of this furniture shopping. Remember, you’re still at such early stages. You have plenty of time to keep adding to your home, there is no pressure to have a fully furnished place right from the start!

Stick to the basics

Think carefully about those staple pieces - a comfortable bed, a relaxing sofa, a functional dining table and so on - before getting caught up in the embellishments. Make note of and prioritize the spaces in your home you spend the most time in, as those should have the most functional and comfortable pieces. 

Take your time!
It might take some time to establish your personal style, but your home - whether a small apartment or a spacious bungalow - is the ideal way to express yourself. 

Key Take Aways: 

  1. Don’t feel limited by a theme 
  2. Don’t rush it 
  3. Less is More 

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