The excitement of your first home – there’s nothing like it. Whether you bought or rent, are in a studio flat or a seven-bedroom mansion, it’s oh so exciting. But damn, do you need so much stuff! And who knew it would be so difficult to choose paint colours and make it look fresh?
Having been in our humble abode for a little over 4 years, we have had our fair share of shit
It can be really easy to jump in the car and buy everything on your Ikea wishlist, but my biggest advice – don’t. Whilst you should buy key pieces ( bed, sofa, wardrobe ), really consider the other pieces or wait until you are living in your new home before you commit to buying them.
Invest in key pieces – or buy second hand
When it does come to buying furniture for your home, I would highly recommend investing in key pieces. Buy furniture that may cost a little more, but will last. Or just avoid the desolate flat pack of Argos – it really is shite.
Buying pieces that will be flexible in your home and will potentially work in future homes too will always be a great investment.
Don’t paint straight away – or go neutral!
If you can’t live with the vibrant colours of the previous owners, then just get it to a neutral base. Not only will that make it easier when you do want to paint, but it will also give you time to figure out colours you do want to incorporate.
Create a colour palette to implement across your whole home
Since you’re going to hang back and really consider the colours ( if any ) that you are going to use, you really should create a working colour palette across you whole home. Creating a palette that you can implement across all your spaces will create a completely harmonious, coordinating network of spaces, all merging with the use of select colours.