Got your new keys and are ready to move into your new home soon? Checked on the most auspicious date to start your renovation? Started going through the interior design books like how you have prepared for your school examinations?
The good new is, you are not alone in figuring out what to do next with this new home. Whether you already have a few ideas in mind or you are starting from scratch, we created this New Home Guide to guide you through this at-times-frustrating but yet the mostly-exciting process of planning your new home.
1. Choose your paint colour.
The colour theory has it that colour is a perception. This translates into different messages in our brains when we process them. That is why warm colours such as yellow, red, orange are associated with energy, brightness and action. Whereas cool colours such as blue, green, purple are more identified with calmness and serenity.
2. Choose your bed
This is one of the more important appliances, which in our opinion, you should not scrimp and save. Getting a suitable bed is and should be an uncompromising decision for maximum comfort and support.
Tip: Do remember to measure your room and make sure the bed and frame fit the room size you are working with.
3. Get the right sofa
Leather or Fabric? L-Shape, 3-seaters, or 2 seaters? High back? These are just some of the questions you have to ask yourself when choosing the appropriate sofa?
And because it is the anchor of your living room, choosing the right piece is essential and definitely worth putting your dollars in for your new home.
For leather lovers, you can consider furniture stores like Commune and Castlery. Commune's bespoke Volta Sofa collection is our favourite. The sofa design is a harmony of creativity and practicality - a 100% nod from us.
The price may shock you, but the beauty may surprise you too!
After deciding on the big-ticket items, take some time to consider and choose the proper lighting to fit your interior theme's mood.
Often than not, your interior designers or contractors have contacts with some lighting shops.
But with eCommerce a norm for furniture purchases, you are not short of options for your lighting needs. Online stores such as Taobao and Alibaba retail numerous unique and eye-catching light fixtures that match your interior design requirements.
We came across this brand, Megaman, and we thought they have some charming lighting which you can consider
If your sofa is the anchor of your living room, then the dining table is the crown of your new home. It is at the dining table where real connection occurs and relationship bonds. If anything, choosing the right dining table and chairs adds personality and mood to this synergistic space.
6. Choose your dinnerware
When shopping for dinnerware, there are extensive categories of materials you can choose from, including porcelain, ceramic, glassware and melamine ware. Each material has its pros and cons.
For us at The Carrina, we know our dinnerware gift set. Our melamine dinnerware is made from the highest grade of sustainable 100% melamine. Because they are break-resistant, they have longer shelf life than most other materials.
So if you are looking for a premium and practical dinnerware set, consider this Atrium 16 Pcs Dinner set that we have in store for you.
7. Personalize your textiles
While basic colours are the easiest to match for most interior themes, you will be surprised at the outcome if you paint your home with textiles that are more in line with your home style.
We came across Hooga and we love the offerings that they have for pillows and cushions covers, which are our personal preferences.
8. Last but not least, the small details
Once all the big pieces of furniture are in their respective position, you can start picking the smaller items to fill up the home and make it complete. It can be simple art decor pieces such as paintings and vintage vases, or indoor plants, the little details that matter to make this home a special one for you and your occupants.