As I have mentioned on this blog before, I am currently saving to buy my own house (slightly curtailed by the fact that I am going on two holidays this year! Allowing myself however as I haven't had a holiday abroad in 8 years).
Although my saving had been slightly derailed, I have my plans in place including a lifetime savings ISA where the government gives you an additional 25% to whatever you have saved. That's how you turn an £8000 deposit into £10000!
I want to make sure that I have enough money to do everything I want in the house. I don't want to buy a house and then not do it up the way that I want. While I am in a position to save and I am more than happy living with my mum (who is amazing!), it makes sense to save long enough to get everything I want.
Ok, maybe not, but a girl can dream, right?
So what do I want in my new house? Hardwood flooring is a must for me. Easy to clean, classic looking. I like clean lines, statement pieces and clever ideas to transport you to somewhere else.
I like white walls. I am not afraid to admit it! White is the perfect backdrop to create any look that you want. A perfect look for the lounge which should be comfortable, uncluttered and not fussy with a statement piece such as a huge print on the wall rather than having a feature wall. A comfortable settee and a large TV for watching all of those box sets is also a must.
I love something like this, although in my mind you need to have a bright colour in there somewhere. Perhaps some colourful cushions on the settee to go with the modern style furnishings.
I love the idea of using wall murals such as I featured in my link to completely change a space. Have a room with no window? No problem. Turn it into an office, paint the walls white and use a full wall mural to create a view of Paris.
The one place that I do want a sense of opulence and utra comfort and style is my bedroom. I dream of a thick carpet, a big bed, furnishings with a nod to French boudoir style. A dressing table (something I have never had!).
Your bedroom should be calming, comfortable, an escape and more than anything, a place of retreat and escape. My dream, although I will never get that with my first, or maybe even my second house, would be to have a little balcony leading off the bedroom where I could sit and have a coffee and look at the world.
So what do you think of my dream house?
All images from Pixabay with exception of mural photograph which is obtained from a previous blog post.