7. When decorating your new home, consider choosing design, themes, and colour palettes that will withstand the test of time. For example, neutral colours, earthy tones and pastels are simple and very easy to work with. Sometimes simple is more, and it will allow your spaces to feel grounded and homely. These tones also rarely clash with each other or with other décor pieces, making them a staple in your new home.
8. Nothing is more environmentally friendly than reducing waste and making sure that old furniture doesn't end up in landfills. Choose vintage or antique furniture for your new home to give it a traditional feel. Plus, you can easily transform vintage pieces into contemporary pieces with a few coats of paint and minor repairs. Visit your local thrift and furniture stores for great deals on vintage wood pieces available at scrap prices rather than investing in a plastic product.