When it comes to moving into a new place, the adjustment process can be quite overwhelming. From buying new furniture to selecting decor, expenses can add up quickly and it can be tricky for those sticking to a budget. Fortunately, there are ways to affordably furnish a new home.
First, experts say it’s important for the homeowner to evaluate their lifestyle and target each space individually.
“First choose what room you want to focus on and which one you want to tackle first and you can take it over time to get to the other rooms,” said Alejandro Alvarez Correa, chief marketing officer at American Signature Inc. in Columbus, which owns companies such as Value City Furniture. “The space doesn’t dictate what you need to prioritize as much as your needs do.”
June Sedlak Mooney, owner and interior designer at Studio J in Dublin, said, “I would definitely guide my client toward whatever the most important needs are, whether it be dining or seating area for watching TV or relaxing at night.”
For those who enjoy social events, they may want to begin by targeting the living and dining areas because that’s where gatherings will take place. For others who crave a sanctuary after work, the bedroom and bathroom are great places to start.
Correa said when it comes to targeting those desired spaces, accessories are the easiest ways to revamp the home. By adding accessories to larger pieces the homeowner already has, it can create an expensive, new look for less.
“Things like accessories, throw pillows, rugs, coffee tables; those are great ways to refresh a larger piece that may be more expensive to get, like a sofa or a dining table,” he said.
Correa said accessories also help change the look of the home by upgrading old