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What You Might Need For Your New House

If you have just moved into your new house then there might be a list of things that you want to do. You mustn’t try and do all your tasks as soon as you move in. This will not only stress you out but also put extra pressure on your budget. It might be helpful to write a list of all the tasks you want to complete in your new home. Work your way through the list in priority order so everything gets done. 

New Locks

One of the first things that you should do as soon as you move into your new property is to change the locks. Even if you live in a gated, secure environment it is still worth getting the locks on the doors and windows changed. You never know who has lived in your home previously and if they have kept a copy of the keys. The last thing you want to happen is someone strolling into your home unannounced. 

Take a look around for the best and most reasonable locksmith in your area. Sometimes there are special deals for changing all the locks. If you are unsure which one to use, you could ask around the neighbors or your friends and family. 

Paint

If you are looking for simple ways to update your home and put your own stamp on it then how about refreshing the walls. You may like the color that is already on them, so it may just need a little touch-up to refresh the color. However, if the selling point of the house wasn’t the walls then feel free to change them. You can do whatever you want, it is yours after all. Think about color psychology when you are working on the color scheme in your home. You also want the color to match any furniture you have and not stand out. 

You want to feel calm and comfortable in your home so choosing the colors is important and you want to get it right the first time. If you are wanting to redecorate your living room then lighter, pale colors are the way to go. However, if you do want some darker accents on the walls then you could create a feature wall. This is a wall that is a different color from all the other walls, for example, you could have three white walls and one black. 

Wallpaper

If paint is not your desired wall decoration then how about you go for a fancy wallpaper instead. Everyone has their own individual tastes and you need to find something that works for you and your new home. Take yourself out shopping at the local DIY store or look online for wallpaper that catches your eye. It can be harder to wallpaper a home, especially if you get a patterned wallpaper. These are trickier to work with as you need to match them up section after section. However, an expert painter and decorator will be able to do this for you if you are not able to. As with the paint, you might like to create a feature wall with different wallpaper. This makes your room stand out and also makes it interesting and appealing to be in. 

Furniture 

Finally, a house is not a home without some form of furniture filling the rooms. You may already have some furniture that you have brought with you from your previous property. If you are now lucky enough to have a dining room then how about you treat yourself to a new dining set. Take a look online at these beautiful marble dining sets

Depending on which furniture you need in a room will all come down to the size and shape of the room you want to fill. Let’s take the living room, for example, if you have a small living room with not much space then think about how you can save and amplify the space. You could place the TV on the wall, that way you don’t need to worry about a television stand. You could invest in a smaller, low-to-the-ground sofa. If you have a giant sofa it will take up a lot of space and become the focal point of the room, that is not the impression you want to give off. 

If you have a bigger room your first instinct might be to fill it up. It is great to have space so the place doesn’t feel cluttered. You have more space to play with so it doesn’t matter what you put in there but it will need some order to it. For example, the sofa and side tables will need their own spot. Try to have a focal point and work around it. 

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