New Home? This is a big move!!

There has been a lot of hard work up to this point between saving hard and the long process of applying for mortgages, getting accepted by the mortgage provider and finally the drawdown of the mortgage. This in turn leads to you becoming the very happy owner of the key to your New Home.  It is an incredibly exciting time and the first time for you to make a space completely your own.  However, some people do find it overwhelming as the cost involved is vast. 

Now, the big question is how to fill this house??  Depending on your previous living situation, you may have some pieces of furniture, or you may have almost nothing.  Either way the first thing you need to do is prioritize your purchases.  Make a list of the things that you will need straight away eg. Cooker, Fridge, Washing Machine, Dishwasher etc.  Then you can concentrate on your decor.  Dont feel that your whole space needs to be immediately done.  It is often better to live in a home for a while before making any major design decisions.  A lot of People would often advise to paint walls white or a neutral colour.  After you settle in you can decide if you wish to make bolder decisions with regard to your colour schemes.  When the time comes to pick up a paintbrush, make sure you apply a test patch first, as the same shade can look very different depending on the direction in which a room faces.  North-facing spaces tend to have bluish light, for example, while south-facing rooms get warmer, more golden light.  

Depending on your decorating taste a visit to your local Salvage Yard is a must.  Here you will find a treasure-trove of exciting items with a low price tag.  These items can be used and placed in your home for not only a fraction but will make your home a talking point amongst your friends and family.  The items that can be sourced from Salvage Yards are endless, from doors to bathroom sinks to furniture and quirky items.  

Add colour and texture with accessories example, soft furnishings, artworks, plants, window dressings and vases.  They really do help to set the tone of the space and they are a great way to add instant colour and texture.  A mood board is a great way to envision the look you would like.  

Lighting has a huge impact on the way a space looks and feels and can create a great ambiance for dinner parties etc.  Lighting generally falls into three categories:  Ambient Lighting, which mimics daylight and illuminates the space as a whole.  Focused task lighting can help with certain activities.  Accent Lighting can be used to create pools of light or to highlight specific features.  Once you move in, you can add floor and table lamps to complement the built-in lighting and create a cosy, relaxed feel.  Seating and dining areas benefit from softer light sources that can be used in addition to or instead of the main overhead light to vary the mood. 

Whichever way you wish to decorate your home, it will be a very exciting and enjoyable time either by yourself or with a partner.  

We at Foley Auctioneers hope this Blog will be of some help and would like to wish our readers all the very best in your new home and future endeavors.  

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