Whether you’re just moving into your first apartment after college or starting over in a new city, furnishing an entire home from scratch can be a daunting process. You may know what you want your space to look like, but your wallet may not be there to support your vision, leading to questionable design decisions.
The mistake that most people often make when furnishing an apartment from scratch is wanting everything to be done at once but leaving big purchases to the last minute. This often leads to sitting on the floor for the first three months and purchasing a lot of small accessories to overcompensate for the lack of furniture.
Thankfully, there is an easy step road map to decorating a space from scratch, and it starts at minimum three months before the move-in date. First, start putting together a design board, paying special attention to the prices and lead times of larger pieces and finding alternatives if they don’t meet your needs or budget.