Your contracts are finally signed and you are now just waiting for the closing date so you can get your keys! The nerves are too much to handle, everyone is asking you for updates, you've got a hundred and one things to do and you feel like you need to not get too excited!
But for just a few hours, why not sit back with a glass of wine and give yourself permission to think about making your new home your own! What colours are in at the moment? Should you knock down that dividing wall between your kitchen and dining room? Roller or Venetian? Corner couch or a 3+2 suite? The options are endless!
To help you on your way, these are our 5 favourite Instagram accounts to give you design inspiration for your new home!
Houses to Restore Ireland is run by Shay Lally. Shay is a quantity surveyor by trade and through his company, Cubic Group has renovated countless houses throughout Ireland.
His feed is full of houses that need a little love and renovation. He'll give his expert advice on what changes he would make to help make the house more modern, functional and valuable. Whether it's knocking down a wall, building new ones, adding a downstairs bathroom or letting in more light, Shay is the person to follow!
Geri is an interior designer with her own design studio, team and shop based in Limerick.
Her Instagram feed is full of rooms and displays that would put most showhouses to shame! From this season's best colour schemes, the best materials to use on your feature wall, rugs to bring your room together and more cushion designs that you could build a fort with! Geri covers it all.
If you haven't yet seen Cat and Ciaran's page, go follow them now! The page tells an incredible story of how their self-build mortgage was pulled by the bank at the start of covid, but they decided to continue on and build and decorate their new home and get moved in!
Along the way, they share a bunch of do-it-yourself stories and tips and offer some great design ideas for those on a budget. The creativity, perseverance and incredibly positive attitude of this family make this an ideal account to follow for those thinking about their new home!
Helen is an interior designer offering a bespoke design service and store based in Stillorgan.
Her Instagram feed is full of absolutely dreamy interiors, seasonal displays, tips on creating functional spaces and ambience and lots lots more.
Design Emporium offer a huge selection of stone, interior/exterior tiles, wood floors, carpets, designer radiators, bathrooms and much more.
Their Instagram feed is full of patterns, designs and styles you won't see anywhere else. If you are looking for inspiration for your kitchen, bathroom, stairs or just about any room, you'll find it here!
Give all of these a follow and then sit back, relax and picture your new home!