We’ve pretty much had moving on the brain over here at Design*Sponge. Just last week, Grace moved from the apartment that she’d lived in for the last five years to a new space in a new neighborhood. And while I completely believe in living in a space for some time before making big purchase decisions, there are a few small things one could use while waiting to figure it all out. I’ve come up with a list of five easy things you can do to make your space feel like home, but I’d love to hear your strategies. — Amy A.
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- Buy flowers. Just two days after moving in, Grace and I met at a flower shop where she picked up some of her favorites — Juliet roses. If there’s ever a time you should treat yourself to a bouquet of flowers, it’s when everything you own is still in boxes.
- Get fresh throw pillows and throws. Throw pillows take a beating, and if you live with pets, kids or a boy, they are sure to show some wear and tear. These are quick and easy to change while you’re deciding which sofa works best in your new living room. It’s also a great way to play around with new colors.
- Play with color. While you wait to decide which color will eventually go up on a wall, play with bright, poppy accents to determine the colors that work best for you.
- Change the hardware. Changing out the hardware in the kitchen or bathroom is a another easy way to test out colors or just update the look of the space without spending a lot of money.
- Hang art. Nail holes can be patched — just get it up on the walls.
We’d love to hear your tips for settling into a new space. We’ve been documenting Grace’s progress in her new home, but we’d love to hear yours, too. If you’ve recently moved, document your progress with your new space and post a link to your Facebook photo album. We’ll share the best transformations later this summer!