13 Sep 2023

Picture Your Perfect Home: Planning Room Styles Before You Buy

Picture Your Perfect Home: Planning Room Styles Before You Buy

Buying a new home is an exciting and often life-changing experience. It's a chance to start fresh, create a space that reflects your personality, and build a sanctuary for yourself and your family. However, before you rush into the property market, it can be beneficial to plan out how to style each room of your future home. This careful consideration will not only help you envision your dream space but also save you time, money, and stress in the long run.

In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of planning room styles before purchasing a property. By taking these steps, you can ensure that the home you choose aligns with your vision and needs, making it truly your own.

Define your lifestyle and needs

The first step in planning out room styles is to understand your lifestyle and needs. Ask yourself questions like:

How many bedrooms and bathrooms do you need?
Do you work from home and require a dedicated office space?

Are you passionate about cooking and need a spacious kitchen?

Do you entertain guests frequently, necessitating an open and inviting living area?

Do you have specific hobbies or interests that require dedicated spaces, such as a home gym, art studio, or library?

Knowing your lifestyle and needs will help you prioritise which rooms are most important and how they should be designed to enhance your daily life.

Create a vision board

Once you've identified your needs, it's time to get creative. Start by creating a vision board for each room you plan to style. Use tools like Pinterest or gather inspiration from magazines, websites, and social media platforms. Consider elements like colour schemes, furniture styles, decor, and overall ambience.

Having a visual reference will make it easier to communicate your ideas and it will also help you stay focused on your design goals when searching for a property.

Set a budget

Styling each room of your home involves expenses beyond the purchase price of the property itself. Create a budget for the renovations, furnishings, and decor you'll need to bring your vision to life. Be realistic about your financial capabilities and prioritise your expenses according to your room-by-room vision.


Having a clear budget will prevent you from falling into financial strain or making hasty design decisions that you may later regret.

Consider the property’s layout

When you're house hunting, carefully consider the layout of each potential property. Does it align with your vision for each room? Can you easily transform existing spaces to match your needs, or will significant renovations be required?

Take note of rooms, natural lighting, and architectural elements that can enhance or limit your design options. If a property's layout doesn't align with your vision, it may be worth exploring other options.

Remember that creating your dream home is a journey, and careful planning will help you enjoy the process and make your dream a reality. Start your journey with a clear vision, and the perfect property will follow suit.

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