Moving house is often rated as one of the top causes of stress, from finding the perfect new place to packing up all of your worldly possessions and moving them safely.
Even after all of that there is still work to be done; after settling in it’s time to make your house a home. It’s either bare and needs to be furnished and decorated, or it’s dated and shabby and in need of a major update.
With all of those rooms the job can look a little disconcerting, so here’s a few of our best tips for decorating your new home:
With the whole project being as daunting as it is, one of the best places to start is by making a list. Write down what you already have so you can keep stock, amass a list of everything that is a necessity (from jobs that are urgent to furniture that has to be bought), and keep a little wish list for everything you’d love to improve your home in the most ideal of situations.
Create a budget
It’s always important to take a look at your finances, figure out what you can afford to use and stick to it. It can be incredibly easy to overspend when redecorating and furnishing your new house, so keep your budget in mind, and remember what is a necessity and what is a luxury.
Space out purchasing
You don’t have to purchase everything for your new house straight away. It’s a good idea to shop around to see where the best deal is, and to actually live in your house for a little while before you decide what you actually need. The same can be said for the decorating itself, perhaps only think about one room at a time.
A neutral start
Choosing to start off with a neutral colour palette might be a wise decision. Neutral tones will work with everything, and you can always add colour with accessories.
A simple bit of paint can work wonders for brightening up a room. If you’re on a tight budget, just think about how much better the room will look with a fresh coat of paint or a colourful feature wall.