5 New Home Decorating Tips And 26 Musts

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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.

two different curtains add eye-catchiness and boldness to the neutral space

two different curtains add eye-catchiness and boldness to the neutral space

there are different types of curtains available, and you may choose anything that fits your room style

there are different types of curtains available, and you may choose anything that fits your room style

two different lighting fixtures, chandeliers and a floor lamp to illuminate the space

two different lighting fixtures, chandeliers and a floor lamp to illuminate the space

a dine-in kitchen with pendant lamps over the table and wall sconces over the cabinets

a dine-in kitchen with pendant lamps over the table and wall sconces over the cabinets

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.

a console table on tall legs to use the space under it for storage is a smart idea for an entryway

a console table on tall legs to use the space under it for storage is a smart idea for an entryway

a rustic bench is another good idea for an entryway, store your shoes and boots under it

a rustic bench is another good idea for an entryway, store your shoes and boots under it

a mirror is a must for an entryway and it makes a space larger, which is essential for a small space

a mirror is a must for an entryway and it makes a space larger, which is essential for a small space

a combo of framed mirrors can replace an artwork and makes a statement in the space

a combo of framed mirrors can replace an artwork and makes a statement in the space

a colorful wall unit of wooden planks that can be used when you want or hidden when not in need

a colorful wall unit of wooden planks that can be used when you want or hidden when not in need

stylish wall hooks with wooden circles are ideal for a contemporary or minimalist space

stylish wall hooks with wooden circles are ideal for a contemporary or minimalist space

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.

a refined curved green sofa on tall legs and a marble table are the center of the room

a refined curved green sofa on tall legs and a marble table are the center of the room

splurge on the sofa as it's always the center of the room, a statement wall with art highlights it

splurge on the sofa as it's always the center of the room, a statement wall with art highlights it

an ottoman that doubles as a coffee table is a must for a living room to make it functional

an ottoman that doubles as a coffee table is a must for a living room to make it functional

add a touch of nature to your living room with such a low wooden coffee table

add a touch of nature to your living room with such a low wooden coffee table

a bold artwork is a must for the plain walls of your living room, it can be oversized

a bold artwork is a must for the plain walls of your living room, it can be oversized

gallery walls are a hot trend, they can be a nice idea to fill in a boring wall

gallery walls are a hot trend, they can be a nice idea to fill in a boring wall

built-in storage solution to save some space

built-in storage solution to save some space

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.

a row of cabinets and a kitchen island with a dining zone are a minimal must for a kitchen

a row of cabinets and a kitchen island with a dining zone are a minimal must for a kitchen

a large kitchen island that doubles as a dining space and save a lot of space in the kitchen

a large kitchen island that doubles as a dining space and save a lot of space in the kitchen

a taller table with tall stools can double as an office space if needed

a taller table with tall stools can double as an office space if needed

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.

splurge on the bed as here you will spend a lot of time, so it should be comfortable

splurge on the bed as here you will spend a lot of time, so it should be comfortable

choose a bed with a cool headboard like this tufted one to add elegance and chic

choose a bed with a cool headboard like this tufted one to add elegance and chic

mismatched nightstands are a creative and trendy decor idea for a modern bedroom

mismatched nightstands are a creative and trendy decor idea for a modern bedroom

different nightstands in the same style are right what you need for a chic look

different nightstands in the same style are right what you need for a chic look

a makeshift closet is a popular idea, which is great for small space to keep them airy

a makeshift closet is a popular idea, which is great for small space to keep them airy

attach some wall shelves and stylish hooks to organize your clothes and accessories

attach some wall shelves and stylish hooks to organize your clothes and accessories