They say moving is one of the most stressful things you can ever do in life. We’ve only moved once and to say we were stressed was an understatement. Although we are hoping to buy and extend our current home in the future, we haven’t ruled out a move just yet – who knows our perfect home might just be out there without us having to extend here. If you’re looking to buy or rent a new home or need advice head to Andrews online who will be happy to help you with all your queries.
Once you’ve moved into your new home the fun really begins as you can start to make the place your own and add your own personal touch to the place. How much of a stamp you can put on your home all depends on if you’ve bought your home or if you are renting it.
Add a lick of paint
Most properties are let or sold as a blank canvas and are painted in natural colours. This allows potential buyers to see how they can put their own style into the property. By adding paint colours and wallpapers of your choice to the rooms can really make the rooms feel homely and cosy. We are huge fans of grey in our house and two of our rooms are painted grey already and I think that’s enough but I do plan to add a dark grey carpet in our hallway as I think it will be the perfect match for our cream walls.
Change light fittings
Adding new light fittings can really change the mood of a room. I’m not a fan of lampshades even if they are practical as they just seem to harbour dust. Although in our house all the rooms have shades I am planning to change them all to fittings that don’t need shades at all. In our living room, we are planning to add lamps or a dimmer switch so that we don’t have to have the main light (or as we call it the big light) on as much when the darker nights arrive – I love curling up with a book and having a smaller / dimmer light would make the room feel cosier and much warmer too.
Rugs, throws, cushions, curtains and blinds will all make a room feel more homely and cosy. The great thing is that there is so much choice available so you are sure to find something that will fit in well with your decor and furniture without having to spend a fortune.
Some of the suggestions above are mainly aimed at people who have bought their own home but if you are in rented accommodation check with your landlord or letting agent as to what you can and can’t do within the property.
Are you planning on moving soon?
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