The summer season is in full swing and for South African couples looking to tie the knot; a summer wedding provides the ideal setting for a memorable occasion and for newlyweds to move into their first home. With this many lovebirds have purchased their first home together to kick-start their new journey together post-nuptials. In preparation for this, we have put together a few things to help you get your first home ready. Enjoy and you’re welcome.

Let’s Start With The Essentials For Your First Home

For the bride to be your kitchen tea offers you the perfect opportunity to gather the essentials for your first home. Here you can get your bridesmaids on the bandwagon with preparations for your bachelorette that include invitations with gift suggestions for your first home on it. You will want to get this out well before your guests go about their shopping excursions. Alternatively, a wedding registry helps you to get the gifts that you want for your first home in the colour pallet that suits your style. In matters like these, it’s best to keep it simple which will help to alleviate some first home stresses.

Décor Essentials For The New Home Owner

When it comes to your first home, you and your partner may have different ideas when it comes to the style of the different living spaces you come home to. Try sitting down together to decide on a blend of your styles. This gives you and your loved one the opportunity for some good old fashioned quality time. Make time to sit down and plan what it is both of you have in mind for your space to see if the ideas will work well with eachother. A good idea is to check out the latest trends for homes through social media channels for inspiration and of course, trusting in expert design focussed websites. Make up a list of the larger must-haves for your home, this will help pinpoint what both of you want. Preparing a list per room will help you identify the essentials to which you can add lighting and décor to create the ambience both of you want.

First Home Decor

Notice the beautiful artwork from VOX on the wall. A definite conversation starter in your first home.

Have a look at our selection of lighting and artwork. A contemporary affordable ambiance setting delivered directly to your new doorstep.

Multi-Functional Furniture Makes Life Easier

For the new homeowner, anything that will make life a little easier is most welcome. Because furniture acts as the backdrop of our lives, this rings most true when furnishing your home. When selecting furniture for your living spaces, it’s best to go with items that are multi-functional in use. Let’s look at each room individually.

For Your New Dining Room

For a newlywed couple,  a lot of entertaining may be on the horizon. With space not always being available, the smart choice is to go with an extendable dining table and benches instead of chairs – this gives you the space to move when you two are alone and ample space to entertain when you are ready to pull out all the stops for your first dinner party and need a bit more table and seating space.

First Home Dining Room

The Spot Dining Table & Spot Bench

Have a look at the Spot Extendable Dining Table and Spot Bench. Why are these ideal for first-time homeowners? Well, it offers multi-functionality and the table is extendable. The Spot Dining Table has a clever recess in the middle where you can entertain in style without having to leave the table – this can be used to keep food warm and store dining essentials. The table extends easily with a simple pull on each side and insertion of two pieces that come with the table. The Spot Benches have recesses built in where you can add Spot Drawers for more storage space around the house. And the one thing you want most is extra storage space. Have a look at the entire Spot Collection here.

For The Newlywed Bedroom

Next up, for newlyweds, the bedroom needs to be both comfortable and practical. With space in your first home not always being ample, multi-functionality in the bedroom is key. Make sure you purchase items that offer you ample storage space and that will last. Good quality furniture in your bedroom is of the highest importance as you will be spending lovely leisurely moments here. Think about extra-length for extra stretching space. Make sure you have ample room for storage and utilise space below the bed so you can keep things organised and your head sane. Clutter is definitely not your friend.

First Home Bedroom

The Spot Double Bed Incl Of Storage Headboard

If you are looking to pull a thread through your entire home and you are in love with what you saw when you looked at the Spot Dining table, the Spot Double Bed Inclusive of Storage Headboard gives you and your partner the extra length you want and provides you with ample storage space for extra bedding built right into the bed. Here you have an award-winning space saving bedroom furnishing solution that is beautiful and affordable.

What is the one thing you and your partner can’t go without in your new home? Let us know by commenting below. To get inspired be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram @VoxFurnitureSA.

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