New house, new stuff? While it sounds reasonable, purchasing all new furnishings to create a fresh look in your home can be a mistake for two reasons. First, if your budget is already tight, this will only make it tighter. Second, it’s a good idea to live in the house for several months before investing in new furnishings so you can get a better feel for what you want. For example, a round bed might seem fabulous today, but a year from now it could seem gauche and dated. Impulse purchases can lead to buyer’s remorse when it comes to furniture and appliances.