When you move into a new home, there are a number of essentials you will need to purchase and fill your new space with. Coming up with a checklist can give some people a headache, especially if you don’t know what room to start with.

You’ve already had to deal with the stress of buying a home, and once you found the perfect place, you should not have any other worries on your mind. The following list of items was put together to make your life easier.


Rather than leaving the walls inside your home white, paint them a fun color! Different colors are known to affect your mood differently, and it can make your home look more fun.

Remember that lighter colors can make a space appear larger, whereas darker ones will do the opposite. If you plan on tackling this as DIY painting project, it’s important you invest in the right paintbrush, tray, tape, roller, and cloth. The finished look should appear professional and clean.


Wouldn’t you want to curate a home space that is custom to your personality? Instead of purchasing furniture from mainstream furniture shops, you can dig a little deeper on the Internet or at flea markets, and find antique décor and furnishing.

For instance, antique light fixtures in your living room can give your space a luxurious and glamorous feel that is different to anyone else’s. Don’t be afraid to have fun and experiment with your interior design!

Good lighting

When you can no longer rely on natural light from your windows, you need to invest in good light bulbs that emit the perfect amount of light.

Kitchen essentials

The kitchen should be equipped with:

  • Cutlery
  • Pots and pans
  • Cloth
  • Oven mitts
  • Measuring cups
  • Wooden spoon and spatula for cooking

These items will allow you to start cooking in your new home.

Bath and shower products 

A bathroom is an easy place to forget purchasing items for, but the essentials include investing in slip-proof bath mats, a plunger, shower curtain, toilet paper, and cups to place your toothbrush in.

Organizational items 

It has been proven that an organized home aids in relaxation, which is why you should purchase drawers, baskets, boxes, and other dividers that you use to store items in. Nothing should be left cluttering the space on your desk.

Drapes and blinds

Everyone enjoys their privacy, especially at night when you turn on the lights in your home. If you don’t invest in drapes and blinds, you might start to feel as if you are in a fishbowl because everyone from the outside can peer into your window. Make sure to measure your window frames and invest in drapes that fit.

Finding a house or apartment is only part of the process when it comes to living a comfortable and happy life. In order to be settled in, the space needs to be equipped with a number of different items that will make it feel like home.