There’s no place like a holiday home, especially when it’s in a great location with beautiful weather. But, it can be both expensive and challenging to furnish a property when you live thousands of miles away. Read on to discover everything you should consider when furnishing your holiday home.

What You’ll Need

Your holiday home should feel just as welcoming as your permanent residence in the UK. To make your property feel like home, consider shipping your essentials and personal effects first.

  • Essentials: Includes everything you need to make a house liveable, such as beds, sofas, tables, appliances, home entertainment, small appliances, bedding, towels, toiletries and crockery.
  • Decorations: Any items that add a personal touch to your home, including cushions, rugs, pottery, art and sentimental belongings.

1. Put Quality First

Furnishing a home is expensive, so buying high-quality, durable furniture can save you money in the long-run. Choose materials in colours that aren’t prone to staining. Neutral, sandy tones are a popular choice for homes in warmer climates. 

2. Complement The Climate

Take the local climate into account when furnishing the property. Choose lighter fabrics like linen if you’re in a warm country and consider fitting blinds to keep out the hot sun. If you’re in a cooler climate, choose furnishings in thicker materials like wool and have curtains fitted to keep the cold out.

3. Keep it Comfortable

You’ll visit your holiday home to relax, so consider comfort as well as style when it comes to furnishings. Avoid items like wicker furniture and sofa beds, and opt for styles and fabrics that provide more support.

Choose high-quality mattresses to ensure you get the best sleep. Also, make sure your outdoor chairs are comfortable for sunbathing and socialising.

Shipping Furniture and Belongings Overseas

Furnishing your home away from home doesn’t mean that you have to source furniture and decorations in the local area. Often, it’s much easier to ship your furniture and belongings direct from the UK.

Andrews Shipping can ship anything from your furniture to decorative pieces and personal belongings.

We’ve been transporting items overseas since 1962, working with some of the UK’s leading shipping lines. As part of our residential shipping service, we will take great care of your items.

Our experts can safely package your valuable and fragile belongings for your peace of mind. We also offer two insurance options to cover you in the rare event of damage.

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