Making Your New House A Home, On A Budget

Moving into a new home is an exciting time. Finally, you’ve got your own space to decorate and do with as you please. But one of the things you can expect when buying your new house is that it’s going to cost you a lot of money. By the time you’ve covered the deposit, fees and moving costs, you might not have much left at the end of it.

But no doubt you’ll want to start working on making your new house a home, something that can feel difficult when funds are low. Luckily, there are some great ways you can decorate your home on a budget and turn your hand to DIY projects without having to spend a fortune.

Take a look at the following tips to help you get started:

Prioritise your needs versus your wants

When you first move into your home, it’s natural to want to decorate every room straight away. But if you add up the total of what that’s going to cost, you’ll soon see that it’s a very expensive job! Prioritisation is key here, and you’ll need to spend time thinking about the things you need (bed, sofa, wardrobes) versus your wants (garden furniture, expensive rugs, etc.). Buy the things you need first, and then you can save to bring in some of the things you want.

Browsing the sales is a good way to find some home bargains, so you could pick up some excellent bargains on furniture and home decor that can free up some room in your budget for other items.

Shop on the high street

The high street is an excellent place to find fashionable and affordable home items. Some of the best homeware retailers on the high street include Zara Home, H&M, Marks and Spencer and Next. You can also find some extremely affordable decorative pieces in places like Wilko or Primark, helping you kit out your home for less. Taking the time to browse different stores could help give you some inspiration, and could even help you find some of your most coveted items at a much lower price.

DIY can go a long way

A bit of DIY can go a long way in your home, with projects like wall panelling being a simple way of making your home look chic and more unique to you. While buying ready-made items or hiring help seems like an easy option, you’ll save a lot of money by doing these projects yourself.

Get the items you need from a building supplies store  and watch some tutorials to help you get started with some DIY projects that will really help to transform your home.

Turning your house into a home is a lot of work, but it’s a lot of fun too. Remember that these things rarely happen overnight, and while someone’s home might seem perfect on Instagram or Pinterest, it’s taken them a long time to get there. Take your time and pursue the projects that will make you happy - which room will you start with first?

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