Furnishing your first home

Furnishing your first home

After all that time saving up for a deposit and filling out endless paperwork, there is no better feeling than receiving your keys to your first home. It’s one of life’s big milestones and one that you will never forget! But once you’re through the door, it can be a tough challenge knowing how to go about turning a house into your home without breaking the bank. No need to panic... we’ve outlined some handy tips to help you make a start!

Calling all home-buyers!

Come along and see us at the Shropshire New Homes Exhibition this weekend (13th/14th April 2019) at Shrewsbury Town football ground. The event will bring together all of the county’s premier housebuilders, professional services and housing advice providers, and our friendly staff will also be there offering helpful advice and providing exclusive home-buyer offers… we promise you won’t want to miss out on them!

For more information, please visit the official event Facebook page: https://en-gb.facebook.com/shropshirenewhomes/

Inspiration for the home is everywhere!

The popularity and use of social media is booming and so is the influx of inspirational content – so if you’re unsure and need ideas on how to style your home, you won’t need to look for long. Pinterest and Instagram are great sources for inspiration and can provide lots of food for thought when it comes to interior design. Check out the Alan Ward Instagram page (@alanwardfurniture) for daily inspiration and endless product posts to help you decide. Don’t forget to tag us in your posts for a chance to feature on our page! We also run competitions from time to time, so be sure to sign up to post notifications for your chance to win beautiful prizes!

Invest in the best and spread the cost

It can be difficult, but instead of rushing into a purchase for the sake of filling your new home, try and take a more long term approach. High quality items will last you many years, which may prevent you from making repeated purchases to replace the poor-quality items… so why not invest in the test of time! With 0% INTEREST FREE CREDIT and BUY NOW, PAY 2020* available here at Alan Ward, you don’t need to compromise anymore. We know that buying a house is a big expense, but don’t worry. You can spread the cost of your new purchases with affordable payment plans, meaning that your beautiful home isn’t at the full expense of your wallet.

Homewares and decorative accessories are your new best friend... 

Filling an empty home can be daunting… what exactly are you supposed to do with all these empty walls and bare space?! This is where statement mirrors, rugs and decorative accessories come into play. Mirrors, canvas paintings and framed photos will add style to any room and will break up all of that wall space. Rugs and soft furnishings will make a house feel more like a home by adding elements of comfort and warmth. These are the finishing touches that make all the difference and will impress your guests! Bold and beautiful or classic neutrals…? It’s up to you! Just be careful investing in trends though – it may please you now, but you don’t want to regret your statement choices a few years down the line!





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12th April 2019

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