This is your moment to use your imagination and skills to furnish and decorate your new castle.
If you are more fortunate, or more forethoughtful, you probably have a planned budget for home furnishings. But it is still a good time to give your imagination and ingenuity a chance to develop simple, economical, yet supremely tasteful interior decorating.
It is better, in the long run, to build your interior design around a few good pieces that meet your needs than to bring in standard furnishings that do not fulfill your real requirements.
Don't worry about the blank walls or the empty spaces. Think about the basics of your real needs, and make those basics supremely attractive. Since nature abhors a vacuum, those empty spots will fill up fast enough.
It will be more of a chore to maintain spaces than to fill them - especially if you prefer to fill them tastefully. One thing about starting with very little is that it is easy to maintain that zen-like minimalism that has become the fashion. It is reputed to ease the mind and allow increased rest or productivity because it allows one to focus without distraction.
With that said, there are basic human activities that need to take place in your home such as sleeping and eating. If you are a student, writer or artist, your home might also be your studio especially if you are just beginning your efforts in that regard. If you have limited space, managing a space that has a dual purpose can become a challenge.
No matter who you are or how much money you have to spend, decorating on a shoestring budget can be both fun and rewarding.