Styling your first home

December 5, 2021 – 5 min read

Whether you’re a first home buyer, student or moving out with your partner for the first time, you’ll need to decide how to style your home. From furniture and appliances, to artwork, decor and other accessories, each of these contribute to the look and feel of your home.

Is your style modern? Traditional? Scandinavian? Country? Coastal? Establishing your theme will help you choose the right appliances for you.

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How To Choose A Home Decor Style To Make It Feel Like Home

Styling can be daunting, but there are some easy tips to follow to make your home look like it was styled by a pro.

The first one is to create a digital mood board for each room and pin all the things you like. Doing this will help you to clearly see the colours and styles you’re drawn to, and reveal your style profile.

Browse magazines, furniture and appliance shops online, as well as social media to discover the looks you’re drawn to. You might prefer black and white to light blues and beige – whatever your favourite colour palette is, this process helps narrow down your style profile, leaving you ready to hit the shops!

Best of all, the look you love can be carried through every choice you make, from furnishings and appliances, to art, mirrors, cushions and more.

Choosing The Big Ticket Items

Once you’ve established your style (yay!), you can focus on searching for the essentials to help it come to life.

Modern Monochromatic

If your mood board is full of black and white, slimline or sleek profiles and minimal details (like handle-free cabinetry), your style is modern, through and through.

A fridge is an important piece of the style puzzle that must speak to the overall vibe; a black one, for example, will complement your modern home. “There are many black top mount, bottom mount, French door and side-by-side fridges to choose from,” says Peter Simic, National Category Manager – Refrigeration at The Good Guys. “But remember to carefully measure your cavity before purchase.” Try the Samsung 488L French Door Refrigerator - its sleek, slim and handle-free design will look stunning in a modern space.

“A fridge is an important piece of the style puzzle that must speak to the overall vibe; a black one, for example, will complement your modern home.”

Scandi Chic

A Scandinavian-influenced interior is one that has a minimal yet warm style, featuring light and neutral colours, bringing a sense of Nordic cool to your home. Pieces often lend a nod to mid-century modern (MCM) design, with lots of blonde timber and white helping achieve the vibe.

A great piece for a Scandi-chic home is a lifestyle TV, which has all the features of the latest smart TV technology but doubles as a decor piece when not in use. The Samsung 43” LS03A 4K UHD The Frame QLED Smart TV will complement your home as it transforms into an art piece when the TV is switched off, so you can match your TV to your aesthetic. The frame colour is customisable (sold separately) to match your decor.

Samsung’s The Frame Smart TVs also come in 55, 65 and 85 inches.

Traditional Homage

Traditional interiors feature classic pieces, such as dark or wood finishes and rich colours inspired by European styles of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. These homes should feel timeless and cosy, as well as elegant and welcoming.

The Bosch 8kg Front Load Washer features a quiet motor with the convenience of a wash setting for basically all your needs. It features a four-star energy and four-star WELS water ratings for bill savings, while its classic look will suit your traditional home.

For an investment piece in the kitchen that will truly stand the test of time (while harking back to it), consider Ilve’s 90cm dual-fuel freestanding oven. You’ll want to take it with you to the next house, and the next, and the next!

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The Important Extras

Once your larger items are sorted and you’ve settled into your new home (congrats!), your attention can turn to the finer details. That means art, cushions, mirrors, vases and other accessories that will further enhance your home’s style.

These extras can add a splash of colour or refinement to your home, so they’re just as important to enhance the style you’ve established.

Ready to make your style come to life? Shop our huge range of TVs, fridges, washing machines, dryers and more from the best brands, including Samsung, Bosch, Miele, LG, Fisher & Paykel and more at The Good Guys in-store and online.

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