Here are the five easiest steps to furnishing your first home, almost from scratch. This can be a daunting task. Build a budget, a three to five year purchasing plan, make seating first priority, then dining room tables and chairs, and then accent chairs and occasional tables. Once the big decisions are out of the way, it becomes a little less daunting, and a little more fun.
Step One: Assess and re-purpose what you have.
You may have inherited pieces such as a grandmother's dresser or have some items left over from college. Look closely before discarding anything because re-purposing those pieces may be a good option. If you can't find a use for them, put a mover's blanket over them and store them in a dry spot of the garage. For now, identify them as utilize, save, or toss then photograph them.
Step Five- Polish your look. Create continuity with fabrics, furniture finishes, paint, flooring, and accessories. Develop your home's personality, without the use of themes. Start investing in art. Make purchases that are lasting and of the best quality you can afford.