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Newlyweds home - Ideal Design & Checklist

  • person Shai Cohen
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Household Items Checklist for Newlyweds.


And here we are again at Sweet Blog, the sweetest blog online.

The place to be for all fans of the 'home concept.'


Today, following a special request from a cute couple about to get married, we'll be exploring everything newlyweds need to know, design-wise, concerning their first home together:

How to design it properly, what is essential for them to know, and which red flags they simply must not ignore.


First and foremost, the shared physical living space holds immense importance for the couple's sense of well-being, both together and individually. This is a decision that can truly shape your life, and it doesn't require a rocket scientist to understand why. 

It goes without saying that Housing problems can affect your mental state unequivocally. If you won't feel protected and comfortable within the four walls of your home, then where will you?!

It also takes on additional complexity when adding a relationship's unique sensitivities (especially in the beginning). It's like a bubble waiting to explode.

As you embark on the journey of marriage, your first home together should be a haven of comfort and joy. In these initial years, it's essential to invest your efforts in creating a space that truly reflects your love and brings you happiness.


So, if you've ever wondered about the essentials for your first home as a newlywed couple, rest assured, you've come to the right place.


'Newlyweds Home - Ideal Design & Checklist.'

Hop on!




1. Special Adjustments.


It goes without saying that newlyweds' living needs are quite different from those of other couples. Naturally, the challenges characterizing their everyday lives differ from those of a family blessed with children.

What are, then, the specific needs/challenges that characterize newlyweds, residence-wise, and require special adjustments?




American publisher William Feather once said:


"A budget tells us what we can't afford, but it doesn't keep us from buying it."

Intuitively, the first thing that comes to mind when the challenges of newlywed housing pop up is the budget issue.

Naturally, young couples just starting their life together do not have abundant material resources. Therefore, every dollar should count.

The best tip in this regard for such couples is to focus only on the things that really matter and stick to a pre-prepared budget. You must know exactly how much you can spend and which products are must-haves compared to luxuries and unnecessary ones.

Here and here, you can read more about how to budget for furniture and decorating costs for a new home.

Unlike the practical pieces of advice that our sweet blog usually offers on various topics, this one is quite different.

You will not find a rule of thumb here since this issue is subjective for each couple in different ways. Everyone has various resources and support, so the budget planning phase must be individualized.

But with that being said, the guiding principle still adheres to basic budget planning principles.

You are just beginning your life together; don't put yourself in financial holes that will be difficult to get out of later.


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Manage your budget correctly!


Here and here, you will find a list of excellent Home Decor stores for decorating on a Budget.


Maximizing Space.


One of the primary challenges that Newlyweds face in their small residences is the issue of space. Limited storage, lack of privacy, and difficulty in organizing are some of the common issues.

Due to temporary reasons such as budget constraints and the absence of additional family members (children, etc.) living with them, newlyweds often find themselves in small living spaces. These spaces are typically their first apartments.

In light of this insight, one of the essential things we understand newlyweds need to know is how to create more free space within their homes.

Luckily for you, our Sweet Blog community, we've got this one covered - The 'four tips that will help you create more free space in your home.'

Jump in and read it.


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Learn how to maximize your space



2. Preliminary Research.



American football player Merlin Olsen once said:


"One of life's most painful moments comes when we must admit that we didn't do our homework, that we are not prepared."


Much evidence suggests that the first year of marriage is the hardest (while simultaneously most important).

Identity crises regarding your personal definition, naggings from family about having children, financial issues, misrepresentation of other couples' "great" lives due to social media fakes, Distance from family members and loved ones, and more.

Therefore, considering these challenges, the need for preliminary and fundamental research - which will prevent at least some of the expected triggers - arises.

You must; there is no other word to say it. You simply must do your homework thoroughly before arriving at your new home as newlyweds.

First, read our article about choosing the best residential neighborhood, which will be tailored to your needs.

Second, sit down with people who know you well - family members and loved ones, and try to map out your specific residential needs and how exactly you can provide them with an adequate response.

Once you have prioritized and listed your must-have, neighborhood, and home-wise, you'll be able to check whether your intended apartment meets these requirements.


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Do your homework!


The last thing you want is to arrive after your wedding at a place of residence with a million problems (internal and environmental) that could easily be avoided with a simple preliminary inspection. It will only weigh on your first year of marriage (which is already challenging).




3. Sweet Love Nest.


Naturally, after a few years of marriage, romance takes a slightly lower place in terms of priorities, and issues such as managing a proper household and raising children are the ones that set the tone.

As years go by, you probably won't have time for a home in the form of a sweet lover's nest, excluding the first few years of your life together as newlyweds.

So, What exactly is a 'homely love nest '? It's not just a house, but a unique space that fosters intimacy and connection, designed with specific visual elements to evoke feelings of closeness, happiness, and shared dreams.

Well, such a house design isn't just about aesthetics. It's about creating an environment that fosters a deeper sense of intimacy and connection. Imagine a space that's not just a house, but a sanctuary of shared dreams, happiness, and closeness. This is the 'homely love nest'-a design concept that can reignite the spark in your relationship and deepen your sense of romance and bonding.

Beautiful wallpapers, dim room lighting, moving pictures, romantic candles, incense, cute love notes with empowering quotes subtly scattered in surprising places, etc.

There are many examples, but the guiding principle is the same - a 'homely love nest' is a small and cute home space designed to create an atmosphere of intimacy and closeness for the couple inhabiting it according to their personal preferences.

Here, you can find more practical information on the subject. Design-wise.


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Design and decorate a love nest in your first home!


As mentioned above, eventually, as years go by, Children and a mortgage will take over, and the most significant romantic decoration in your home will be a painting of a faded rose on a used/dirty changing table.

Remember! You will not get a second chance to do this later.

Your first home as newlyweds is your only chance - take advantage of it!


To sum it up, embed a romantic atmosphere into the DNA of your home design - it will do wonders!




4. Close (but not too close).


You've probably heard the following quote before:


"Adam and Eve were the happiest couple in the world because neither had a mother-in-law."


Living in close proximity to your nuclear family immediately after tying the knot - It's a decision that can shape your early married life in various ways - - It can make you or break you!

While family support and closeness are undeniably important for your well-being, it's equally crucial to maintain a healthy balance. Too much family involvement in your marital relationship as newlyweds can be a recipe for disaster, potentially infringing on your personal space and independence.

It's something to consider when deciding where to live.

While the allure of living in close proximity to your parents, for instance, may be strong due to the potential for material and emotional support, it's important to be aware of the possible downsides. Unintentional interference in your daily life, driven by their well-meaning intentions, can lead to relationship strains that are hard to navigate.


Home productsClose - but not too close!


It would be best to find the proper balance/dosage - close enough for emotional and material assistance, simultaneously with a distance that preserves independence.

Easier said than done. You got that right. But we trust you to make the wisest decisions for the sake of your newly married stability.


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We hope this newlyweds' Home Decor guide, 'Newlyweds Home - Ideal Design and Checklist,' helped you to some extent. If you have any more questions, please feel free to reach out.


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