Chicken or egg?

Chicken or egg?

I am moving to a new place on August 29th. In fact, I am moving downstairs, to a much bigger apartment (a lower duplex) with a garden. I am very, very excited about this, as I have never been able to make my current place feel like "home." I'm hoping to fix this in my new abode. Here is my quandary: I have very little furniture (I like to joke that I have more cats than furniture :D), and fairly little in terms of decorations and what have you. I'm also planning to repaint several rooms in the new place to substitute the cold colours on the walls with some warmer colours. I am very anxious to decorate the new place in a way that won't scream "college student with no income," since I abandoned that identity a long time ago. I am planning on getting furniture (an actual sofa and a dining room set!), and curtains and lamps and side-tables. Since I'm starting with a clean slate, here is my question: colour-wise, should I start with the furniture and paint the walls to match, or should I start with a paint scheme I like and then hunt for stuff to go with it? My spider sense tells me that Plan A is more logical, but I'm curious how everyone else goes about planning and executing their decorating. So, how do you all do it? Ideas, suggestions, tips? Any and all would be appreciated.
Blooming Hearts

Blooming Hearts

You too can make a “patchwork” quilt/comforter

You too can make a “patchwork” quilt/comforter

Photos! :-)

Photos! :-)

I need help IDing a vine

I need help IDing a vine

our apartment

our apartment

My livingroom

My livingroom