It was only months ago that you browsed through Gumtree Real Estate and found your dream house. Now, you’re already living in it! You get your goals list and ticked off “buy a new house” and “move into it.” Ah, the feeling of accomplishment!
Yet, strangely enough, you still feel empty—like there’s something missing—even when you’ve already placed all your things where you want them to be. Well, it may be because your new house does not exactly feel like a “home” to you. Usually, a place can be called a home when you feel a personal and emotional attachment to it, and a new house—no matter how beautiful it is—doesn’t usually speak to you in that level yet.
How do you make your new house feel like home? Allow us to walk you through some great decorating tips to get the “homey vibe” going.
Put up some art
Displaying art pieces—could be photos of your family, friends, and loved ones—is one of the best ways to transform your house into a home. It’s simply comforting that every time you pass by your living room or the hall leading to your room, you can see familiar and personal things. On top of that, art adds personality to any room, making it more “livable” in a sense. Have your photos and paintings framed to create a more sophisticated look. You can hang them on your walls or you can display them on a long console table in the hallway.
Replace fixtures with something that suits your taste
Sometimes, when you move into a new house, there are things left by the previous owner, such as light fixtures, curtain rods, door knobs, kitchen taps, and showerheads. You may replace them with new ones that are personally picked by you. Personalizing even just the small details, such as those you can find at Bravat, can make a huge difference in the overall feels of your home so you can make it your own.
Display items that you cherish
Do you own a bedside lamp or a dated piece of furniture that you keep since time immemorial because it reminds you of your childhood home? Any item that is close to your heart, showcase them in your new house. Even though the item is already very old, it doesn’t matter as these things give you a sense of warmth and belongingness whenever you see them in your house.
“Doll up” your windows
Get rid of those unattractive drapes abandoned by previous occupants and replace them with your own style of window curtains and blinds. Choose those that match the color of the wall or a dominant accent in the room. Adding lovely curtains to your house not only enhances the appearance of your home but also helps regulate the natural light that comes inside. A bright and airy house gives you a light and happy feeling.
Surround yourself with all things fluffy and soft
By that I mean pillows, throws, and blankets. Having several throw pillows and blankets or any soft items make you want to snuggle every time. Place them in your bedroom, living room, and even in your dining area. These things will make your new home feel warm, cozy, and welcoming. In addition, they will also help you rest and sleep better, reducing your stress and body pains.
The thought of moving to a new house and all the unpacking that needs to be done is already stressful enough for some people—imagine feeling out of place in your new house? It’s not a pretty picture, is it? This is why it is important to make your new house feel like home. Apply all the decorating tips mentioned above to make your “dream house” your “home sweet home.”