Top Tips for Translating Your Decor to a New Home

You love the way your home is decorated, but you’re moving to a new house. You can keep the same look when you move, but you should have experts helping you. We’ve put together some top tips to get you started translating your décor to a new home.

Make Your Measurements

The first thing to do before you start packing is to measure everything. Start with the dimensions of the room, to compare its size to the room in the new house. Then move on to the furnishings, any freestanding artwork and plants. For plants, determine the approximate floor area and up-in-the-air area they occupy. Finally, measure everything you have on the walls, including pictures, mirrors, candle holders and anything else that takes up space on your walls. Be sure to write down the measurements of everything so you can determine whether it will fit into your new home where you want it.

It can also be helpful to use an interior design app like Magicplan to assist you as you make plans for your future home.

Pack Smart

Once you’ve determined what you’re going to keep, it’s time to pack. Moving is easily one of the most stressful things anyone can experience. Jeff Dill advises enlisting the help of experts to make the whole process as painless as possible. If you choose to do it yourself, familiarize yourself with some smart packing strategies. This will help you set up your décor in your new house without a lot of fuss or stress.

First of all, label every box. Use large letters to write the name of the room in which the contents are to be placed. Then in smaller letters, list the contents. If this list is too long to go on a box, assign the box a number or letter. Then make your list on a piece of paper and write the number or letter of the box at the top of the list, along with the name of the room. This way you’ll know with a glance what boxes go in what room and also their contents.

Unpacking and Setting Up

Before you unpack, remove any boxes from the room that do not belong in that room. Make sure that every box that contains items for the room you are working in are accounted for and in the room. Begin by arranging the furniture in a functional, yet decorative way, taking advantage of the room’s architectural features and traffic patterns.

Then find homes for plants and artwork that sits on the floor. Finally, hang pictures, mirrors and accessories on the walls. Once you finish these few steps, you’ll be able to fill in with accessories on tables, shelving or the mantel.

You can absolutely take your home décor with you when you move. Unfortunately, you’ll have to leave the paint and wallpaper.

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