Purchasing your first long-term home is an exciting venture, especially if it has always been a dream. Decoration schemes and color palettes may be swimming in your mind’s eye. Unfortunately, furnishing and decorating a house (including an apartment) can be very expensive. Between the furniture and smaller furnishings, thousands of dollars may be spent in the blink of an eye. Instead of satisfying each of your homeowner dreams right away, begin with some basics that are lovely and multifunctional. In addition to saving money, fewer furniture that is also versatile will prevent clutter from invading your fresh, new space. Here are additional tips to tack on to “Beautiful Basics and Multitaskers for Every Room”

Invest in sitting furniture that bends at your will

Sleeper sofas and sofa beds will come in handy when guests arrive and need a place to stay for the night. Even if you have space for guest rooms, securing extra sleeping arrangements in the living room is never a bad idea. Aso ottomans can triple as footstools, seats, and storage.

Herbs pots in the kitchen add vibrant color

Plants are a great way to decorate, but herbs add luscious green color that doubles as cooking spices. Basil, cilantro, rosemary, and parsley all grow easily in medium light and require basic care. These plants will also infuse the room with a lovely aroma.

Mix neutrals with dashes of vibrant color

Neutral tones are thus named because they are noncombative with louder hues. Cream, white, brown, and gray are all great ideas for many household items. Another neutral that adds sophistication in addition to versatility is hardwood. Hardwood flooring, panels, and frames are always in style. The real fun, however, comes in smaller, less expensive and vibrant pieces that can be replaced as the times and seasons change. And, after all, it’s easier to replace the decorative pillows than the couch.

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Consider wallpaper instead of painting

This is a great idea if you’re looking for color on your walls instead of in the furnishings. Painting loud colors can take a lot of time, energy, and paint. Add wallpaper instead, and if you change your mind down the road you will have an easier time replacing it.

Build shelving into the walls

Instead of buying bulky dressers, build shelves in awkward corners. This idea will make use of otherwise useless space and make rooms look spacious. Call a builder you trust, like Alair Homes, to find out the best way to do this.