Deciding to move in with your partner and buy your first home is a huge decision, and it could just be the best one that you ever make. There are so many stressors and difficulties that come with decorating your new house together, not least of which is negotiating a style that you both appreciate. We have put together some hints and tips for moving into your first home together and decorating it in a way that will work for the both of you!

Gender neutral designs

He wants everything decorated in his favourite football team’s colours. She wants everything to look pink and floral. Hold the deposits! We seem to have a problem. So it may not be this severe, but having differing opinions when it comes to the interior decoration of your new home can be a real tricky problem to maneuver. A lot of these issues stem from stereotypical gender apparel. Make sure that you find a middle ground that you are both happy with. Pick something minimalistic and gender neutral to begin with, then you can come back to the fine tuning later on!  

Setting budgets

If you are a millennial first time buyers in the 21st century then most of your money will most likely be used on paying for the deposit on your first home. Any money to spare after that is a huge bonus, but must be used carefully and wisely. Make sure that you and your partner set a realistic budget for the decoration of your new home. At this stage it is not imperative that you have designer furniture or fancy wallpaper. Make sure that you budget for your decoration priorities in order to avoid over spending.

Top Tip: Make use of online discounts to save money on your interiors. Use a Leekes discount code to get money off of your homewear, electricals and furniture. This is a great way to save on those extra pennies!

Take the pressure off

If you are young and this is your first home then it is time to take the pressure off a little bit. It’s not supposed to be perfect. It’s supposed to be messy, it’s supposed to be imperfect, and it is certainly supposed to have a budget attached to it! Try not to worry too much about ironing out every single crease in one go, spend the time really enjoying the process together in a stress free way. This will help you both to really appreciate the process of moving into and decorating your first home!  

Get exited together

One of the best things about moving into your first home together is the excitement of it! Make the most of it! Look through interior decor magazines, head to Ikea for the day, and just start getting excited about the prospect of living with one another. This is a really great time in your lives, so don’t let the stress get to you. Brush it off and get excited!

Making the house a home

Start planning the little things that will make your house into a home. Oftentimes it is the accessories that really make your home feel like your own. Start planning finishing touches that will really make your house your own. Take a look at some of the things that you can use to make your house really feel like a part of you:

  • Photos and frames: hanging up photos of you and your partner, family, friends and pets is a great way to give your new house that real homely feel. Get photos that reflect the people that mean the most to the both of you!
  • Your favourite artwork: There may be a specific artist or design that you both really love. Make sure that you incorporate some of this into your home to really make it feel like it has your stamp on it!
  • Hand me downs: Your close friends and family may want to help you out by giving you a few sentimental hand me downs. Family members often have memorabilia that they would like to bestow on you and your new home. Take them up on the offer and get your house feeling homely.
  • Personalised goods: A great way to make your first house feel like your own is to get some personalised goods for it. Maybe it’s a pillow with a photo of you and your partner on it, or maybe it’s a doormat with your names on. Either way this will really help to solidify the house as your home.

Top Tip: You can get a range of discounted personalised goods and accessories when you use sites like My Favourite Voucher Codes. Make sure that you always have your eye out for a good home accessory bargain!

There are so many different things that you can do to start making your house feel like a home together. From setting budgets, taking the pressure off and getting exited through to making your house a home and investing in some gender neutral designs, these tips are sure to make your transition a little easier. Moving into your first home together is primarily a positive and fun experience, so don’t forget to enjoy it!

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Charlotte loves to inspire and create. She lives life to the fullest and seeks endless possibilities of destination weddings, exotic honeymoons and more in the life of millenial’s Mr and Mrs Smith.

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