I’ve never really sat down and written a 5 year plan, but recently I’ve been thinking that it might be a good idea.
I have some quite big dreams that I’d like to achieve and probably the best way to get where I want to be is to write those dreams down and create a plan on how to get there.
Pretty high up the list is the fact that I would really like to have our own home.
We’ve only ever rented, and while that’s been great for us so far, we both feel that we would really quite like to buy a house of own at some point.
It would be lovely to have the freedom to do what we want to our home, to put shelves up or redecorate without having to ask permission first!
Every now and then I let myself daydream about what our house will look like in the future. And sometimes I’ll sit in bed browsing estate agents’ websites and thinking about how I would decorate the different houses that I see there.
Most of the furniture we have now has been acquired over the last 10 or so years; some bits we bought new, some we got from second hand shops and some have been passed on to us from relatives.
I really love the bits and pieces that have come from family, and can see us holding on to them for a long time.
But I do sometimes dream of having an empty house; a completely blank canvas to fill with furniture that has been deliberately chosen to go with a colour scheme or for a certain feel.
So again, some days I find myself going down the rabbit hole of various websites, looking at bits and pieces that I just have no need to be looking at yet. Sites like latesthome.co.uk are great for getting lost in, because they find all the different deals for you for all sorts of furniture and appliances, and take you to the sites that have the best offers, so you just get led further and further in, planning how great your living room will look in the house you don’t even own yet!
I think it’s good though, because I like so many styles that I think I need to take this time now to work out what I’d actually do with each room in our ‘one day’ house. If I were to try and decorate a house right now I really don’t know if I’d want a clean, crisp, airy white feel, or a cosy, cwtchy one. Or a nautical theme? Or maybe a cool New York loft feel!
At least by browsing now, I might have more of a clue when the time does come to buy a house.
Please tell me I’m not the only one who window shops online like this?!
Disclosure- – this is a collaborative post.