First Time Home Buyers – Furnishing and Decorating Tips

bedroomBuying your first home is an exciting and scary experience both at the same time. Making sure you choose the right area and are getting the best price are your main goals initially, but once the keys have been handed over to you then it is time to start focusing on furnishing and decorating to make the home truly yours.

Many people say this is where the real work begins, and they are right, as getting things just the way you like them takes time and effort…as well as more money.

Below we have included some of our top furnishing and decorating tips:

Make the living room cozy

You’ll be spending a lot of time in the living room, as well as entertaining family and friends there as well. For this reason, you should make it your top priority to get this room sorted as quickly as possible.

The main aim is to make it cozy, by having a comfortable couch and chairs, some scatter cushions or bean bags, and a relaxing color scheme for your walls.

Invest in a good bed

It’s important that you always get a good nights sleep and are well rested, but you can’t do this if you have a hard mattress or are just generally uncomfortable in some way.

With this in mind, it’s a good idea to invest in a good bed, even if it does cost you a bit more than you were initially thinking of paying.

Don’t go it alone

For the first few weeks in your new home there will be a lot of tasks to complete, and if you want to get them all done then you should consider getting help.

This could mean hiring a contractor to do some decorating work or a gardener to mow the lawn and trim the hedge. Also, you can draft in family and friends to help you with a few tasks. The more the merrier.

Lick of paint

Sometimes, the easiest (and cheapest) way to decorate a room and leave it looking great is to give it a quick lick of paint.

Don’t be too concerned with getting it perfect. All you need to do is buy some paint cans and a few rollers, and then get to work painting those walls and the ceiling.

Enjoy the process

Being a first time buyer is not always an enjoyable experience, especially when things go wrong. Ultimately though, you should try to enjoy the process as much as possible, and realize that the list of tasks and jobs will never be complete.