Beginning a life with someone is full of new experiences. If a new home or apartment is part of that equation, you may find you need to purchase furnishings for your home.
One of the first things to do when purchasing new furniture is set a budget. But how much should you plan to spend? A general rule of thumb is that you will eventually invest about 30% of your home’s value into your interior furnishings. This will include furniture, rugs, lighting, artwork and decorative accessories.
Don’t worry if that sounds like a large number! Furnishing a home occurs in stages – you don’t have to do everything at once!
Plan each room in advance. You and your spouse should look through magazines and shop TOGETHER to determine styles that appeal to you both.
Think about your most used areas first and purchase items accordingly (those areas used for relaxing, eating, working and sleeping). With a little time and planning, you’ll have your first home ready for entertaining in no time!