Buying your own home for the first time is so exciting. You finally have a place that you can call your own and, one of the best things about it is that you can finally decorate properly. One of the worst things about renting is that you don’t have the freedom to decorate the place the way that you want to so it never quite feels like home. Now that you’ve bought your own place, you’ve got free reign to make the place look exactly as you want it. The thing is, you might be lost for ideas after so many years living in rented properties that you can’t do anything with. To help you along, here are some great ideas for decorating your first house
Display The Deeds
This is something that people don’t often do but buying your first place is a big achievement and you should be proud of it, which is why you should display the deeds somewhere in the house. You can frame the paperwork itself but you can also get a great piece of custom art made with the address on it. Place in Print do a great mockup of the Monopoly property deeds custom made with your address on it. It’s a great little touch to add when you’re decorating your first house.
List Everything You Need
Chances are, you’ve bought some furniture in the past but when you’re living in a rented home, you’ve probably got a lot of the stuff there already. But when you move into your own home, you’ll have to start again from scratch and get pretty much everything. That’s a lot of stuff and if you aren’t organised, you’ll definitely end up missing something important. Sit down and make a list of everything you’ll need before you head out to start buying things.
Have A Budget
Now that you’ve got a list of everything you’re going to buy, you can start working out how much it’s all going to cost. It’s vital that you have a budget because if you go in without one, you’ll end up just buying things without thinking about the overall cost and you can easily overspend. Work out how much you can actually afford to spend and then set a budget. When you’re budgeting, it’s tempting to cut back on some things but anything important like furniture etc. needs to have a bit of money spent on it so you can guarantee good quality.
When you’re living in a rented property, the walls are usually painted a fairly neutral colour and you can’t put anything up on them. The whole place probably looked a bit boring. Now that you’re in your own place you can do anything you like, and I mean anything. It would be a real shame if you didn’t take advantage of that. When you’re planning how you’re going to decorate your new home, think of all the things that you always wanted to do but couldn’t in a rental. The possibilities are endless so be bold and let your imagination run free.
Follow these tips when you’re decorating your first home and you can make sure that it turns out the way that you always imagined