Now that the sale has gone through and you're finally the proud owner of a home in St. Petersburg, Florida, you're probably at a bit of a loss as to what to do now. Looking at the blank walls and empty rooms conjures up the excitement of many decorating possibilities in some people. In other people, it conjures nothing but the dread of more work to be done. Whether you need help picking out a modern glass vanity or are just looking for ideas on decorating themes, you've come to the right place. We've got everything you need to know in our quick guide to decorating your new home.
The living room is the centerpiece of the house. It's the room you're going to be spending the most time in and the room you'll be showing off to guests most often, so you'll want to decorate it first and best. A big tank with some exotic fish and aquarium decorations would be an interesting and elegant addition to any St. Petersburg home, and would fit into a seaside decorating theme. Other popular decorating choices in Florida are heat-beating wicker furniture and local artwork that showcases the beauty of St. Petersburg's beaches.
The kitchen and dining room (if you have one) is often overlooked in decorating schemes because they are utility rooms rather than relaxation rooms. They exist to prepare and eat food, but that doesn't mean they need to be boring. Even simple touches like vinyl wall letters spelling out your favorite literary quotes or an elegant wine rack add pizazz and livability to a dining room or kitchen. Blues, greens and neutral colors like cream and tan are excellent colors for a Florida home, since they play into the greenery, sparkling ocean water, and beach sand you will find out of doors.
Bedrooms are the exception when you're decorating within a theme, unless they're set aside for the use of guests. Each bedroom should be decorated by the person it belongs to, since they will be spending the most time there. While you can outfit your baby's bedroom from the nursery supply store, once children get old enough to make their own decisions it's best for all involved if they are allowed to pick out their own wall colors and decorations. For a guest or master bedroom, breezy white curtains and light shades of blue and brown are popular, giving the room a tropical resort feel.
When you're decorating your home, don't forget about the outdoors. Even if you just have a small balcony attached to your condo, a string of white lights and some potted plants can make the difference between wanting to sit out and forgetting it exists. For those with lots, additions like a deck can make your yard into a great place to entertain. Don't forget the barbecue. With St. Petersburg's great climate you'll want to use it every night. Greenery and flowers enhances any outdoor setting, and palm plants are a particular favorite here.