WHEN people make the move to a bigger and better home, the first thing they do is start purchasing furniture to fill every corner.
However, this could actually be a total waste of money, according to a home designer.
A home decor expert has revealed how people waste money when decorating a homeCredit: TikTok
Taking to social media, home decor aficionado Rachel Moore shared: “The biggest mistake people make when decorating their new home is decorating too fast.
“It’s okay for a wall, a corner, or even an entire room to be empty until you find what you really love or to save up for the things you really love.”
She went on to explain that her mattress was on the floor for six weeks before they found the perfect bed frame and headboard for it.
On top of that, she also kept her clothes in boxes for over two months until she found the perfect dresser.
“It’s much more cost-effective to wait to buy an item you really love than just put something that you kind of like in its place only to replace it later.
Previously, another interior design fan revealed that there are three things she wished she had known before decorating her own home.
In a video, which has since gone viral, with almost 67,000 views, Rachel Steffenmeister (@subtleimpacts) said that focusing on color palette is more important than the overall style of the room – whether it’s Scandinavian, bohemian, or French country.
”So what happened to me is that every time I went to purchase a piece I was so worried that it wasn’t going to fit the style.
”But if it flows with your space and the other colors in the room, it usually worked.”
Before setting off to purchase different artworks, pots of plants and furniture define what the sole purpose of the room is going to be.
”Do you want the space to be a reading room? Do you want it to be a living room? A kitchen?”
Here, she added, another aspect to consider is how comfortable do you want the particular room to be and the rough number of guests you’re planning to have over.
”Thirdly […], don’t buy everything at once.
”Even if you do have the money to do that, start with your rugs and couches because you don’t know how tall those are going to be yet,” Rachel explained.
”So your decor pieces might be off – and then you …….