making your house a home

5 Tips For Quickly Turning Your New House Into A Home

We all know the excitement leading up to moving into a new home – the thought of picking out new furniture, decorating, getting everything looking exactly as you like it. However, the first few nights can feel a little underwhelming, having had a very busy few weeks beforehand and then finding yourself sat amongst packed boxes, empty walls and disassembled flatpack furniture. 

However, there’s a few things you can do to make sure that you waste no time making your new house a home, so that you can get settled in right away!

However, there’s a few things you can do to make sure that you waste no time making your new house a home, so that you can get settled in right away!

Plan Your Home Makeover Well Ahead Of Time

Know exactly how you want your new home to look before you even move in! One of the best ways to do this would be to have photographs of what the rooms look like currently – maybe your real estate agent can give these to you – and use the photographs as reference for how you’re going to decorate. 

Why not spend an evening making a mood board for each room, planning out paint colours, themes and soft furnishings? It’s not just helpful, but creative and fun, too!

Order Soft Furnishings To Take With You

Once you’ve had a clear out of your current belongings and gotten rid of the things you don’t need, you’ll have a little more space to order your new furnishings ahead of time. Things like cushions, bedsheets, wall art, ornaments, etc. won’t take up too much room in the removal van, but make a huge difference to the look of a room. You’ll feel much more settled in your new place if you can use these smaller items to instantly add a personal touch to your new home!

Take A Week Off Work

If you’re hoping to move during a weekend so that you don’t have to take time off work, then there’s no reason why you can’t do that. However, once it comes down to unpacking and decorating, you need a little extra time. Maybe you were planning to use your evenings for this, but the last thing anyone wants to do after a long day at work is to start painting their living room!

Consider booking your first week after moving as a vacation from work and using your time away to get your new home looking how you like.

Ask More Of Your Moving Company

You won’t have a lot of time to get started on unpacking and decorating right after you move, as it’ll be all about getting your furniture reassembled and into place – however, some moving companies can do this for you! Why not hire a moving company which provides furniture placement and assembly services for a small extra cost? It’s much easier than doing it all yourself, and could leave you ready to get right on with decorating at the end of day one in your new place!

Schedule Decorating Services Before You Move

Decorating services could have a lot of work booked in already, so be sure to book these long before you move if you need the help of painters and decorators. Start researching the best company for your new place around five or six weeks in advance to make sure you definitely find someone who can do the work near enough straight after you move into your new place.

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