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Designing the Interior of Your Home Hey! My name is Erica and I live alone in Sydney, Australia. When I moved into my current home, I was shocked to find that some of the rooms hadn't been touched since the 1990s. It was like walking into a time machine and it made me want to cry. I called my friend who is an interior designer and he helped me to work out how I wanted each room to look and which features I would like to remove or add to the space. I am really pleased with the results and I would like to offer you some tips on how you can create the perfect interior.




3 Simple Yet Stylish Ways Your Can Make Your First House Into A Home

Buying your first home is an exciting and momentous occasion. It's also a massive milestone in the course of your life that can feel like you've really achieved a sense of maturity and independence. Once you own your own home, you'll probably feel a sense of pride in your home and want the decor to reflect your newfound freedom.

Often, first-time home ownership comes after many years of living in rental properties or share houses where you've been pretty limited in the changes you can make and the things you can add. Although money may be a little tight after the moving process, here are three simple yet stylish ways you can make your new house feel like a home.

1. Add some framed art

In many rental properties, hanging art can be made almost impossible because of strict rules about adding picture hooks to walls. This isn't a concern when you own property, so you'll be able to furnish the walls with artwork and photography that you love.

Whether it's a favourite painting, a canvas print or a stunning photograph, artwork always looks best when it's well-framed. Invest in some custom-made frames from a professional framer for your best-loved pieces. They may cost you a little more than a generic, store-bought frame, but they are worth every cent for their stylish finish and durability. Contact a company that offers framing services to learn more.

2. Repaint the interior

Even if your first home is virtually brand new, repainting the interior is a great way to make your mark on the whole look and feel of the place. Many new homes have a single, neutral and somewhat uninspiring colour throughout the home, so they could really benefit from a more personal touch. Older homes will feel fresher and more modern with a new, contemporary colour scheme.

For former renters, the ability to transform your rooms with new paint is one of the biggest pleasures of home ownership. It gives you the opportunity to be bold and experimental, particularly in rooms like the bathroom and bedroom, where you can really cater to your own tastes.

3. Invest in one statement piece of furniture

Again, money is sometimes not at a premium when you've just bought a home, but investing in a single statement item is a wonderful way to make your mark on your new home. This could be a fabulous sofa, a dining table that's built for entertaining or a gorgeous new bed that will make your boudoir a delight to spend time in.

If you're really strapped for cash, you can always opt for a pre-loved item that you can refurbish or restore to its former glory. Timber furniture is ideal for this and looks incredible with a coat of paint or a thorough sanding.