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I can’t quite believe I haven’t even properly ‘announced’ this on my blog, but we’ve MOVED HOUSE!
In mid-December – about a week before Christmas in fact – David and I bought our first home together and moved into a very blank canvas.
If I’m totally honest, the move all happened very quickly and we managed to secure a deal on a house that was much larger than we were expecting. We capitalised on the relatively slow market in our area and put in an offer that was much lower than the asking price.
After many back and forth negotiations, we got the house – and in we moved.
As it’s only David and I at the moment, lots of our family were asking us what on earth we were going to do with FIVE bedrooms. But fear not, I soon filled them up with my ridiculous amount of clothes, shoes and body lotions. And it means we can have our family to stay at Christmas too, which is wonderful!
The house is a new build and as mentioned, is a very blank canvas. I love the fresh, clean and modern feeling of new builds but am very excited to inject a bit of personality and character into our home, because it’s much needed. Presently, it’s all magnolia walls and plain bulbs sticking out of the ceiling.
As it’s our ‘forever home’, we aren’t rushing in to do everything at once like we were with our last place. We are taking the time to invest in furniture we’re going to love for years to come and taking the home renovation process slow.
I’d love to document the process on my blog, YouTube channel and IG page, because I didn’t do this with the last house – and would have loved to have looked back on our progress.
As I’ve said, it’s going to be a slow burn – but I’m really excited to share it all with you and hopefully learn some new tips to share along the way.
Admittedly, when we moved into the house I felt totally overwhelmed by the number of rooms we had to design and decorate. Obviously ‘putting your stamp’ on the place doesn’t need to happen instantly, but when you’ve moved into a home that is literally just four walls and floor, you have to get a bit of a jiggle on, in order for it to actually feel like a HOME, rather than an empty space.
The first room we decided to try and finish first was our master bedroom, because we figured that was probably the place we were going to spend most of our time (we do sleep in there 8 hours of the day, everyday, so it makes sense).
Prior to moving in, like every girl does – I had a Pinterest board filled with ideas, inspiration and designs. The vision was that our bedroom was going to be a chilled, cosy sanctuary to relax in – so we steered away from the white walls of our previous house and went for something a little more adventurous.
But before I get started telling you about the ‘after’, I ought to show you the ‘before’, so that you can really envision what a transformation this room has had so far.