Home Design Tips for First-Time Buyers


One of the advantages of purchasing your first home is that you can design it exactly how you want. But when it comes to decorating, it can be hard to know where to begin.

Start with design boards

The best place to start is with pen and paper or online inspiration boards, such as Pinterest. Think about the overall mood you want to create in your home while considering the layout of your property. Don’t worry about trends as such because it’s your home and your unique flair.

Consider your structure

Never rush the design process; take time to decide what it is you want. Start with the structure of your home, ensuring the property is sound, dry and warm. Think long term goals rather than quick fixes. By thinking long term, you will cut down spending in the long run.

Think Lighting

Lighting can have a huge impact and change the entire feel of the room. There are so many different lighting options available, so ensure you do your research. Depending on how much natural light your home receives will impact the lighting solutions you choose.

Don’t forget your windows

Carefully consider your window solutions. Plantation shutters are worth the investment as they’re stylish and practical, hosting a range of benefits. They are easy to maintain and give you complete control over lighting, privacy and noise levels while adding value to your property. Having them installed when you move into your home is ideal.

Always remember

Remember above all, don’t be afraid to be bold with your design and inject your personality. It’s your home, not anyone else’s. Don’t worry too much about matching everything.

For more information on plantation shutters for summer or to book your free no obligation in-house survey, call Totally Shutters today on 0203 960 6963. All window shutters come with a 5-year guarantee.

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