Living In Your New Home Won’t Be Easy Until Your Living Room Is The Way You Want It

Living In Your New Home Won’t Be Easy Until Your Living Room Is The Way You Want It

Your new home is the space you’ve been dreaming of. Or, is it? It can sometimes seem as though making a new house your home is a big challenge. You may have been dreaming about it for years, but making it your own is always harder than expected. Some rooms are more important than others, and none more so than your living room. This is the space you’ll be using the most. Getting it right is essential for making you feel settled. We’ve got some tips on how to make your new living room feel more like your own!



Decorating is crucial for making any room the way you want it. Living in a space decorated with someone else’s ideas can be hard. This is particularly the case if it isn’t to your taste. It’s worth decorating before you unpack. That way, you won’t have to move everything around! That’s not to say you need to get decorating the moment the movers have gone. Even so, it’s worth getting to work within those first days. This may be the last thing you want to do, but you won’t regret it! Chances are, you already have an idea of how you would like the room. Don’t hesitate to stock up on paint and get to work. Do the basics for now, and worry about the rest later. Painting walls doesn’t take long but is essential for helping you settle.



Once you’ve done the basics of decorating, get to work with filling the room with your things. Getting those boxes out the way will make you feel better immediately. Not to mention that the room will feel more like your own when it’s got everything in it! Solve your storage situation by finding a place for everything. Clear all the clutter you can. Don’t panic if you’re still not happy once you’ve unpacked. Remember that this is a whole new space. It may take you a few tries to get the right layout. Play around to see how you want things to be. Keep a few strong friends on hand to help with moving around the heavy furniture. It may seem like a hassle, but don’t stop until you’re happy!



The furniture you brought with you may not suit your new room. That’s okay. It’s a whole new space with a whole new decor style. It’s no wonder that some things might not fit. Order new furniture. There’s no rush here. Though the room may feel incomplete, you should have everything you need to make do. Don’t go out and buy the first thing you find. The furniture you buy is an investment, and it’s worth taking your time over. Consider whether your sofa fits in well, or whether a new one would better compliment the room. Think, too, about any cabinets or tables. Consider what you would like instead, so you have some idea of what you’re looking for before you start.

Naomi Isted
Editor in Chief, Naomi Isted is known as The Ultimate Lifestylist to her readers and viewers. She is a TV Presenter and Columnist. Ranked in the Top 100 LFW Social Media Influencers AW14 & SS15, Brand Ambassador for Pears Soap UK. Her Celebrity beauty TV Series currently airs to 27million homes on Physique TV in UAE, previously on Wedding TV in the UK. She brings fashion and beauty advice to her readers and viewers on a daily basis. She is Fashion and Beauty Columnist for Herald Scotland and has a Fashion and Beauty Bridal Blog for HELLO. She can usually be found attending celebrity fashion and beauty events in and around London and sharing the latest fashion and beauty trends with her readers.

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