How To Begin Decorating A "New To You" Home

Home Stager with Lantern Lane Designs

Many years ago my husband and I moved into what I thought was our forever home on Lantern Lane. 


We no longer live in that home but while we lived there I did countless DIY projects and spent many hours decorating our house to make it a home.


We sold our home on Lantern Lane on whim (and quicker than we ever anticipated). We are now living in our new forever home and this time I decided to start a blog documenting my DIY projects and home decor tips.


I couldn't think of a better name for my blog. Lantern Lane will always have a special meaning to me.


Blogging has been a fun adventure but decorating our new home has been even better.


Our current home wasn't my dream home at first. There were things I am sure I would have done differently had we built this house ourselves.


But we didn't and I was up for the challenge of making this house our home.


Decorating your home does not have to be difficult and there are no such thing as "trends". If it's a design you love, then go for it.


Sometimes you just need to know where to start decorating especially when you move into a "new to you" home. It definitely can feel overwhelming. You can see more of my decorating tips when beginning to decorate your home in this post.


I have so much more decorating and DIY projects to do in this house but I know the best designed spaces take time!


Comments (7)

John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hi Jenna Campbell always there is a special feeling on decorating the first home.

Apr 13, 2020 12:58 PM
Graziella Bruner
NCS Premier Real Estate - Detroit, MI
Associate Broker - Serving Wayne & Oakland County

Welcome to ActiveRain and congratulations on your first post. with the stay at home orders, there are so many projects, I want to do and not really knowing where to start because most of our projects, we can't go out and get what we really need. :( 

Apr 13, 2020 01:04 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Welcome to the ActiveRain community. Congratulations on your first post.

Apr 13, 2020 01:16 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I like the name of your blog, it has a very nice ring to it.  I look forward to reading more posts from you and I hope that you will also read some of my posts!

Apr 14, 2020 07:54 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Jenna Campbell welcome to ActiveRain and congratulations on successfully posting your first blog.

Apr 19, 2020 12:42 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Welcome to Active Rain, looking forward to reading many more of your posts, let me know if there is anything that I can do to help as you get started here.

All the best of success to you.


May 22, 2020 09:01 PM
AJ Heidmann ~ CRS
McEnearney Associates, Inc. - Alexandria, VA
YOUR Alexandria & Arlington, VA Real Estate Expert

Jenna ~ Great first blog post here and welcome into the 'Rain!  Stay engaged and you will reap countless benefits from the community.

May 25, 2020 12:49 PM