Moving into your new home is hard and there are lots of things and ideas you may be puzzling over. Today’s round is here to help you do first things first and quickly decorate your home with a minimum must. Here are some lists of must-haves for every room
When moving into a new home, choose two spaces that you want to prioritize, they will get most of your investments. These are usually a living room and a bedroom but you may choose anything that is important to you. Focus on quality over quantity, even if you don’t have enough money, you may buy some things later. Here are some lists of must-haves for every room that may help you.
General Shopping List
First of all, every room in your home needs window treatments. Window treatments will make your room look more finished and will provide privacy. Don’t know what kind to buy? Look at our curtain guide!
Second, every room should have at least two lighting fixtures. These can be pendant lights, an overhead lighting fixture, wall sconces, table lamps, floor lamps and even built-in LED lighting. Choose any of them that you like and buy all the lighting fixtures for your home at once to create a flow.
Entryway Shopping List
Any entryway needs a narrow console, a cabinet or a bench, then a mirror and some wall hooks. Your bench or console will be a universal catch-all for all the things you have, choose one with a storage space or at least tall legs to tuck in some baskets for shoes. A mirror allows you to give yourself a check when you’re coming and going and expands a small space visually. Wall hooks are perfect for organizing your jackets, bags, backpacks and scarves.
Living Room Shopping List
For a living room, you’ll need a sofa, a coffee table or ottoman, a wall art piece and a TV cabinet/bookcase. A sofa is a the star of any living room, choose the largest one you can fit in the space. if your budget is limited, choose a vintage sofa, they are usually well-made and you’ll need just a slipcover to refresh it. A coffee table or an ottoman is ideal for serving drinks or placing books and magazines, it should be next to your sofa. Plain walls are a common thing for a living room, and filling one or several of them with artworks is a great idea – it will add interest to the room. There’s a plenty of options from your own photos to tapestries. A TV cabinet is a must for rooms with a TV, and if there’s no TV, opt for bookshelves or keep the space unfilled as negative space is always a good idea.
Kitchen/ Dining Space Shopping List
For a kitchen or dining space, a row of cabinets and a table and chairs are a must. Cabinets and maybe a kitchen island are a minimal setup for cooking if you cook, add a sink for washing up. If you have a large kitchen island, take a part of it for a dining area, just add chairs. If not, splurge on the table and look for secondhand chairs if you can’t afford both, the table is a centerpiece here. A taller table setup can serve as your dining and breakfast table, food prep and storage spot and mini office space.
Bedroom Shopping List
For a bedroom, you’ll need a bed, a nightstand or two and a closet or an item for storing your clothes, any that you like. Invest in the best and most comfortable mattress you can afford, it will provide comfortable sleeping. Then choose a couple of nightstands that fit your room style and the amount of space you have, don’t bother matching the pieces, mismatched nightstands are a hot trend. If you don’t have a separate closet, put a wardrobe in your bedroom or if there’s not enough space, opt for a makeshift closet with some boxes or bins for smaller things. Wall shelves and hooks are also welcome, such shelves and makeshift closets are great for a small bedroom and create an airy feeling.