Great advice comes from unexpected places. I read an article about decorating tips (as one is occasionally wont to do when one is a home and lifestyle writer), and discovered an idea that turned my world upside down. Well, maybe it was tilted just a bit.

After getting the key and walking into your new, calm, and empty apartment, what’s the first thing you do to make it your own? Move in the sofa? Pack the fridge with groceries? There are a thousand right answers and, according to one designer, one very wrong one.

Even with an empty apartment staring you down, it’s best to wait to paint the walls until you have all your things inside so you can truly assess what colors would look best with your old things in your new space with its new light. It’s a simple tip I thought Apartment Therapy’s readers would benefit from, which they’ve proven by sharing it over 3,000 times.

 

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Apartment Therapy

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March 13, 2014