5 Ways to Make Your New House Feel like Home
Making your new house feel like your own isn’t something that’ll happen overnight. It’s entirely normal to feel a little unsettled for the first while following a move. If you’re facing a chaotic mess and don’t know where to start, here are some tips to help make your new house feel like your home in no time.
Give the Place a Good Cleaning
Before you really begin unpacking your boxes, it’s helpful – while the place is relatively bare – to give it a good, thorough cleaning. Nothing feels better than knowing you’re starting off with a fresh, new, clean slate, without any remnants of the previous owners left behind.
Get Rid of the Boxes ASAP
Having boxes lingering around the home for weeks on end is never a good way to welcome in this new chapter. Make unpacking a priority. Even if your timetable is hectic with little downtime to spare, you can carve out an hour each evening to start sorting through a couple of boxes while you crank up your favourite tunes or have your Netflix series on in the background. Whatever it takes, get it done.
Use Plants, Pictures, and Candles
If your new home is still feeling bare and uninviting after unpacking, you’d be surprised at how effective some plants, pictures and candles can be at creating an instant, cozy atmosphere. Here are a few good pointers for these – avoid using any unframed posters (you don’t need a throwback to your dorm years), focus on creating soft, dim lighting with cozy lamps, and add some scented candles to give your home some fresh and inviting aromas.
Create a Feature Wall
Feature walls are very useful in adding some personality to any home design. You can pick out the main wall and add a bold splash of colour to it, along with a variety of mirrors, framed pictures, or pieces of artwork that speak to your taste and style.
Accent With Pillows and Throws
Similar to plants, picture and candles, pillows, and throws are also useful at adding instant “homeliness” to your new place. There’s nothing better than sinking into a couch with plenty of pillows and a soft throw to tuck over your toes.
Your home should make you feel relaxed and cozy each time you arrive through the door. But when you’ve just endured the moving process, it can take some time to get everything all sorted out. So don’t panic. Take a few moments to create a simple plan so you can get the boxes unpacked and out of the way to make room for a few simple added touches that will make your new house feel like home in no time at all.