6 Tips for Decorating Your New Home

Whether it’s your first home, or third, trying to make your new house feel like home can often feel a little overwhelming. Avoid overspending and sleepless nights with our top tips for decorating and furnishing your new home.

Make a List

Doing up your new home can be an expensive and time consuming task, which is why it’s essential to plan carefully and budget. With your pen and paper at the ready, write down all the items you currently own and plan on keeping, the items that you need and a wish list of all the things you would love.

Set a Budget

If this is your first home, it is likely you have been saving for months, if not years for your deposit, so money is likely to be a little tight. It is a sensible idea to set yourself a budget and stick to it (That’s the hard bit).

Buying new furniture and accessories for your home is an exciting and fun process, but don’t let the excitement influence you to spend money you don’t have. It might be worth shopping around online, this will help you get an idea of what you want; as well as show you what you can get for your money. If you have money left over in the budget, after buying everything you need, treat yourself to something from your wish list, guilt free!

Don't Buy Everything at Once

It is often tempting to go out and buy everything all at once, but unless you are getting a brilliant discount for buying your furnishings in bulk, it probably isn’t a smart move. Get to know your new home, it will take a little while to settle, offering you the chance to decide what you want and where it will work for you and your home. Plus it gives you time to see everything that is out there, so you won’t miss anything.

Prioritise One Room at a Time

It can often feel overwhelming moving into a new house, with so many boxes to unpack and rooms to decorate. When you first move in, choose a room, such as the living room to sort first. Unpack the boxes, put the furniture up and make it as cosy as possible. This way you have a room to escape to when you need to relax.

When it comes to decorating your new house, the best approach is to prioritise one room at a time. This will not only spread the cost and work over a longer period of time, but will make the experience less overwhelming.

A Lick of Paint

An easy and affordable way to bring a room to life is a simple lick of paint. Start with neutral tones as it is a great starting point and works with pretty much everything. Use furnishings or feature walls to bring a splash of colour to your new home.

Relax

Whether this is your first home or not; moving in, decorating and furnishing your new house is no easy task.  Make sure you take time to put your feet up relax and enjoy your home.