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5 mistakes when furnishing your new home in South Florida!

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5 mistakes when furnishing your new home in South Florida!

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5 mistakes when furnishing your new home in South Florida!

Whether you are looking to make South Florida your permanent home, or are planning a seasonal residency; we just had to share this great article about some common mistakes when furnishing your new residence.

We here at Water Pointe Realty Group are here to help with some tips on our blog. We hope to help make your move just a little easier to one of our coastal communities in St. Lucie, Martin and Palm Beach counties.

In our search to share some useful information, we found an article posted to REALTOR.com® written by Rosie Amodio.

Amodio mentions, “Hey, we know: Moving into a new home is exciting. Like, obsess over decor blogs and catalogs, binge-watch HGTV® for eight-hour stretches, find ways to interject phrases like “open kitchen shelving” into everyday conversations exciting. So it’s understandable that you’re dying to start filling every corner with stuff as soon as you’ve unpacked your last box. Beware: Time and again, interior designers see overeager new homeowners make the same mistakes when furnishing their home. Big mistakes! Take heed and tread carefully into your new space.”

Her points include:

  • Mistake No. 1: Buying everything at once
    She mentions, “Mark Clement of MyFixItUpLife.com urges a completely different strategy: “Stop, sit down, get out a piece of paper, and plan.”

  • Mistake No. 2: Decorating around a legacy piece
    Amodio notes, “Trying to decorate around some of these pieces will only cause you grief. Odds are they’ll push you into a certain layout or color scheme—even one that might be completely wrong for you or your new home.

  • Mistake No. 3: Trusting your ‘eye’ rather than a tape measure
    “Measuring a space is imperative before you purchase anything,” says Homepolish designer Will Saks. It’s not just a question of whether a piece of furniture will fit, but how it will look sitting there. “You need to understand the dimensions of a space so the scale will feel balanced,” Saks adds.

  • Mistake No. 4: Cramming rooms like a clown car
    “Take a deep breath: It’s OK to have some empty spaces and walls. You want to be able to move around freely without having to hurdle a cocktail ottoman,” adds Amodio.

  • Mistake No. 5: Looking like a page from a catalog or decor mag.
    Amodio comments, “Ah, it all looks so great in print, but in your home, it’s a different story.”

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Article by: Jeannie M. Ferrara

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