Furnishing your vacation home is something that not only appreciates the value of our home, but can be quite exiting to do. Still, some people struggle with it once they start considering the furniture they have at their disposal, the time it takes, budget, etc. However, when done right, the interior decor and furniture inside could make your property a much better place to stay and live in. So let's dive in to the tricks and tips!
1. CREATE A FURNITURE CHECKLIST
The first step toward decorating your home is to delineate what you already own, which furniture you want to keep, and what is missing at the moment. This will give you a clearer idea of the kind of furniture that may fit into the space you have at you disposal. Some people find it helpful to draw a blueprint so they could map out the exact dimensions of all the rooms. In this way, organizing your entire home becomes a lot more manageable and strutured, and minimizes potential mistakes and human errors.
2. KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE
When designing where to put what, keep in mind the number of people that will be living in the home. In general, it's better to keep the layout simple as this opens up the space to accomodate more people, in the future, and make everything less cluttered. This will also allow you to avoid making some unnecessary mistakes, such as buying a large dining-room table for a home that is intended to receive only 2-3 people.
3. HAVE A CLEAR DESIGN VISION
Consider creating a clear vision of the kind of color schemes, materials, patterns, and other essential design elements. Buying the piece of furniture you observe in isolation might seem like a great idea on the spot, but might be entirely out of place once paired with everything else in the room. Therefore, try to stick to a single design style – this will help you make coherent, logical, and appealing furnishing decisions.
4. MAP OUT YOUR BUDGET
It's very easy to overspend when it comes to renovating or design your home. So knowing how much disposal capital you could invest into your home is vital. Remember, it's possible to make your home look amazing even with the very low budget. You could consider scouting second-hand furniture shops in search of more affordable furnishing or wait for sales to happen. However, even if you plan to overhaul the place entirely to bring your exact vision to life, it might be best if you do not get rid of all the furniture that occupies the space at the moment.
5. CHOOSE STURDY, GOOD QUALITY FURNITURE
You should approach furnishing your home in a prudent way. A few years down the line, cheap and low-quality furniture may start to look shabby and unappealing to the eye. Hence, investing in well-built pieces is decidedly more efficient in the long run, and with good maintenance and care, the furniture will last for many years to come. If you gauge that you do not have enough resources to buy brand new quality furniture for the entire home, you might want to consider transporting the pieces that you already own until you save some money from your first visits.