You’ll soon know the feeling – once your big day has come and gone, it’s only natural that you’ll want to relive the magic of it over and over again. With one of the biggest milestones of your life completed, it’s time to look at how you and your partner can decorate your home fit for your new married life together, adding little bits of your wedding to your home.
From incorporating the wedding gifts into your marital home to planning designs fit for your future lives, in today’s post, we’re taking a look at the many different considerations you should think about when designing your future home together.
Introducing a love wall
Start by introducing a wall that is purely dedicated to your commitment to one another. Whether that comprises of all the milestones you’ve had so far in your relationship that mean something to you both, or it pays homage to your wedding day specifically – we suggest adding all of your favourite photos to one wall to create a unique, homely atmosphere.
With so many walls to cover in your home, it can be difficult to know which one to choose. If you’re wanting it to be a wall that’s personal to you by reflecting your love story from when you first met to the day you tied the knot and beyond, then you might want to utilise a bedroom wall. If you’re going to pick your favourite photos from the wedding itself, then these photos would be a lovely addition to your stair wall, so you can be reminded of the magic of your special day when you’re rushing up and down.
Make the most of wedding gifts
Opening your wedding gifts is arguably one of the most exciting events post-wedding day and gives you a little bit of time out after the madness to remember the occasion by looking through some of the wonderful items that your loved ones have chosen for you. While some of your wedding guests would have showered you with bottles of fizz, it’s likely that those who are closest to you have splashed a little cash and bought you items that can stay in your home forever.
If anyone has bought you a china gift set or custom-engraved flute glasses, you’ll want to display these in your home and incorporate them within your interior design so that they are both a visible reminder of your wedding and are easily accessible for you to use.
Managing the space
The decor of your home needs to reflect the needs of both you and your partner, while incorporating design aspects that you’ve both dreamed of having. The aim of managing the space is to include every little detail you want while making the most of the area available to you. For instance, you might choose to have a wide side table next to your bed, creating extra storage space without having to have more than one cabinet.
If you’re pushed for space in the living room or other communal areas of your home, then the addition of a beautiful yet practical occasional table will work wonders for your home. An occasional table provides you with so many uses – you could have it as a coffee table or somewhere to place a glass of wine in the evening and when it’s not in use, it can be easily tucked away next to the sofa to create more space in your room for hosting guests and family gatherings.
Planning for the future
You’ll want to consider your future plans when considering design aspects of your new marital home. If you know that within a few years you would like to start thinking about starting a family, then planning this into your interior design will save you a job later down the line. While we’re not suggesting you start decorating your nursery right now, it’s worth holding off doing anything to a room if you know that it will be dedicated to your family in the near future.
A similar rule applies if you’re going to be extending parts of your house to create more room for married life. For example, if you have a long-term plan to double the size of the living space by adding an extension to the current room, then there is very little point in investing time and money on decorating this specific room until you’ve finished your project – it pays to be patient!
We hope that these tips will help you move forward with designing your future home, complete with small, sentimental touches along the way to remind you of your wedding day.
Angus Ponsford is the Director at Ponsford Ltd, an independent, family-run furniture retailer that boasts a huge selection to suit every style and budget.