Styling a New Home: 6 Expert Tips

Whether it’s new construction or a new neighborhood, there can be plenty of anxiety surrounding a move. To reduce stress and make the process of styling a new home an enjoyable one, Timan Window Treatments is sharing some helpful tips. Not only are we experts in window coverings, but our designers have some amazing insight to share. Let the fun begin…

1. Out with the Old

A move tends to motivate us to finally get rid of items we’ve been holding onto for years. Whether it’s holiday decorations that never seem to come out of the box or “vintage” clothing, we give you permission to get rid of it! When styling a new home, our motto is “Out with the old, in with the new.” 

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2. Family Favorites 

When styling a new home, it may be tempting to toss everything and start fresh. We get it! But, some items are meant to be brought along, like old photographs or collectibles that have sentimental value. Think of keeping the pieces that mean the most to you.

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Instead of discarding these pieces, refresh them. Add new frames to old pictures or display your great grandma’s china in a creative way. Styling with intimate personal details is what makes a house a home.

3. One Day at a Time

If only you could snap your fingers and be all moved into your new home. Unfortunately, moving is a boatload of work and takes a great deal of time. We find that if you focus on one room at a time, styling a new home can be very rewarding. Begin by setting up the kitchen and bedrooms first to make sure your new home is functional for your family. But, styling a space?

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We recommend setting up a common area for your family to relax in together. It’ll make you feel good to see it come together, but it also will deliver some much-needed respite in the midst of moving chaos. Be patient, make good choices and you’ll be satisfied with the results. 

4. Color Me Mine

A good initial step in styling a new home is deciding on paint colors. A color palette is a helpful way to create a cohesive look throughout your home. Begin with a neutral base color: Think browns, whites or grays. After that, choose accent colors. Keep in mind the function of the room and pick colors that complement the personalities of the inhabitants. Maybe a fun, bright color for the girl’s room at the new house, or a subtle, moody hue for that new home office.

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5. In with the New

Move in day is finally here! It’s time to decorate. This is when you need to stay focused. Try to organize your home decor splurge by room. Begin by taking inventory of what pieces you have and what you’ll need to purchase. 

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Review the design ideas you love before you shop, this way you’ll stay focused and avoid too many impulse buys. This process is another reason to start with one room at a time, so you don’t end up feeling overwhelmed. 

6. Never Overlook Window Coverings

Our final, and most important tip is to never underestimate window treatments! When styling a new home, window coverings make a huge impact. Shades, blinds, shutters and draperies provide comfort, protection AND they enhance the beauty and elegance of your new home. Take a minute to review our recent article 8 Reasons to Cover Your Windows, and learn how they can improve your lifestyle. 

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  • Privacy: Every new home takes time getting used to especially when surrounding neighbors are curious too.
  • Sleep: The sounds of a new home may keep you up at night, it’s important to make sleep a priority from the start.
  • Safety: Original window treatments may look ok, but outdated mechanics can be a safety hazard for your loved ones. 
  • Comfort: Take control of any window issues that are negatively impacting your lifestyle. Add privacy, remove glare, control temperatures.
  • The Vibe: Use window coverings to style your new home. Create an original look by choosing shades, shutters, drapes and blinds that fit your personal style. (Not the previous owners.) 

Start Styling a New Home. Ready, Set, Go!

Don’t get overwhelmed with styling a new home, we’d love to help. Besides having expert knowledge of window coverings, we also know a thing or two about styling homes. Why not set up an appointment and together we can discuss the possibilities? Design your new home with style and function in mind, and have it all in place within the first few days of moving in!  Sound amazing? Contact our team in the Cleveland area today for your FREE consultation.