Moving into your new home is an exciting milestone we all hope to achieve in our lifetime – yayyy! You’ve signed the dotted line, now it’s time to get ready for the big move. As exhilarating as it is, the feelings and tasks which need to be done can be overwhelming and stressful to say the least. Getting all of your essential items together is the easy part in our opinion – it’s what follows (aka furnishing) that’s the daunting part. But never fear, Wedded is here! You’ve gathered all of your new household essentials, now it’s time for the aesthetics to come in. We’ve put together a list of 21 items that you will need to transform your house into a place you call home!
1. The Koala Pillow
You’ve done all of the hard work moving into your new home, it’s time to fully relax yourself at night. The Koala Pillow is Australia’s #1 rated pillow and we can see why – not only does it support your neck but you can also chose either the soft or firm side. See more of The Koala Pillow here.
2. Chic Bedding
Whether you’re buying a whole new bed/mattress for your home or not, adding bedding can give your rooms an instant facelift and also match with the rest of your theme. If you’re unsure what theme you’re vibing for at home or want bedding that is universal to match anything, this vintage washed white bedding from Adairs is both sophisticated and timeless and will give your room instant relaxed luxury.
3. Accent Floor Lamp
What you think may not be a necessary purchase when moving into your new home, floor lamps for your living area will prove more useful and beneficial than first thought. Having a floor lamp in your living area can replace or complement your overhead lighting and illuminate the room to your preferred intensity. They also help create a more cosier and versatile vibe whilst looking stylish – like this Iris Floor Lamp, a classic and timeless design.
4. Luxe Bath Towels
Live in luxury everyday with luxe bath towels, you’ll appreciate all of the small things in your new home, even if it’s soft bath towels. Sheridan’s Living Textures Towel Collection combines quick-drying technology and ultimate softness for a collection perfect in any home.
5. The Right Rug
Whether you’re blessed with hardwood floors, tiles or carpet, new rugs will not only add style to your home but protect your floors. If you’re unsure of what size and colour rugs will suit your home, Freedom’s rug collection has a variety of shapes, sizes, colours and patterns guaranteed to suit your place. Rugs for your entryway, living room and bedroom – they have it all!
6. Curtains & Draping
You’ll be amazed how much curtains elevate your the look and feel of your home, this finishing touch is a must! You can opt for block out curtains that give you privacy and stop natural sunlight, or sheer curtains to add softness and texture to your room by enhancing the ambience. These vintage washed sheer curtains will add a relaxed elegance to any space in your home and softly filter the light.
7. Plants To Give Your Home Life
Adding fresh or faux plants is the simplest and quickest way to add life to your home and brighten up any space. If you don’t trust yourself to keep your plants alive, Freedom offers an incredible range of artificial plants, foliage and flowers to keep your house always looking bright and live.
8. Vacuum Cleaner
Best believe one of the most important investments and financial decisions you’ll make moving into your new home is none other than a vacuum cleaner – exciting… we know. With many available on the market, it will require you to do your research. A good starting point to research and potentially purchase is the Dyson range, see here.
9. Tool Kit
Now this one is a MUST! No matter if you are DIYing flatpack furniture or you need to fix and adjust furniture that’s been delivered, having a tool kit handy at home will be your biggest lifesaver. This Ikea Fixa Tool Set has all of the tools and equipment you need to get your home just the way you want, and it’s inexpensive too!
10. Kitchen Aid
If you spend a great deal in the kitchen, or are planning to after your big move, a KitchenAid Mixer will become your new best friend. Expensive – yes. But see it is a great investment to last you a lifetime, think of it as an extra set of hands to help you with the cooking. This Limited Edition Stand Mixer has been built to last, and comes in a beautiful matte finish to sit pretty in your kitchen
11. Knife Set
Another investment you need to make for your kitchen is a knife set. If you invest in a good quality knife set, you’ll be able to keep them for a lifetime. This Global Knife Block Set is renowned for its superior quality, design and sharper-than-sharp edges, you’ll carry these from one kitchen to another or for a lifetime.
12. Dinnerware Set
Purchasing a dinnerware set will have you prepared for any occasion at your new home and for dinner everyday. This Wedgwood 16 Piece Set includes everything you need for everyday dinnerware, and in a beautiful white colour to match any home and theme.
You can’t toast to your new home without glasses to drink out of, right? A glass set of two is a must in your kitchen, and this Set of 6 Highball Glasses from Habitania are the perfect ones to make any impact on any table.
14. Smeg Kettle
The 1950s have made a return, with Smeg upping the anti and bringing a variable temperature kettle available in a range of colours to best suit your kitchen. Everyone needs a kettle in their kitchen, but this one by Smeg allows you to heat water at different temperatures, as well as a function to keep your water warm (saving time and electricity)!
15. Food Storage
Having quality food storage solutions in your home is a MUST! This Joseph Joseph Lock Container set contains different sized storage solutions, and are unique in which the bases nest neatly inside each other while the lids clip together. Food storage that saves your storage space and saves your food – a definite must have in your new home!
16. Laundry Baskets
Ah yes, our favourite space of the whole house… the laundry. For those of you who dread laundry, these baskets are so beautiful and functional, you’d want to do your laundry everyday. The Kendrick Laundry Baskets from Adairs are available in an array of colours from white, black and natural to suit the theme of your home. Another bonus is that not only are these great for laundry, but also can be used for storage in your home.
17. Bath Mats
An important addition to your bathroom, these Bobble Bath Mats from Bed Bath N’ Table not only add safety, but also add texture and interest. Available in a range of contemporary colours, these mats can also be used in any room of your home!
Cushions are one of the easiest ways to add life, colour and character to your living room and lounge. Adding scatter cushions are a way to tie in your chosen colour scheme, add texture and aesthetic and make your lounge time that little bit more comfortable. Explore Freedom’s amazing range of cushions here!
19. Saucepan Set
The right kitchen utensils will make a big impact on your cooking, which is why you need to invest in the right pots and pans to cook up a storm. This Scanpan Three Piece Saucepan Set is designed to not only look outstanding by stand up to the rigours of everyday life. With features including tempered glass lids, drip-free pouring rim and also oven safe, you’ll want to be adding these to your shopping cart immediately!
20. Cutlery Set
There’s no better investment than anything food related, this 16 Piece Cutlery Set from Wedgwood is not only perfect for everyday use but also for dining. This set combines a classic timeless design with a beautiful mirrored finish which makes it a set perfect for every home!
21. Home Fragrance
There’s no place like the smell of home! Finding a candle or diffuser that you want your home to smell like is important as it not only adds uninterrupted ambiance, but it’s the easiest way to instantly transform a room in terms of smell. The Montego Bay Rhythm Diffuser from Glasshouse is one of our faves and will leave your home smelling like coconut, lime and vanilla!