Moving into a new home is exciting! You have this new place to call your own but there’s one problem – it doesn’t feel like your home at all. With all your belongings in boxes and the rest scattered across the house, your new house can feel like it still belongs to someone else. But have no fear because there’s a quick solution. You just need to personalize the space and give it a splash of your taste. So, start unpacking and complete these tasks. Before you know it, you’ll be kicking your feet up relaxing in your new home.
Hang Your Pictures and Personal Décor
There’s nothing more disheartening than moving into a new home and not feeling like it’s yours. So, it’s time to take care of what matters the most. Skip over the pile of moving boxes that contain your everyday household items and focus on unpacking the belongings that will personalize the space. Think family photos, vacation memorabilia, throw pillows for your comfy couch, and candles. Adding you and your family into the house is the perfect way to make it feel like home.
Start Unpacking and Setting Up the Common Areas
As you start to unpack your belongings, focus on the common areas in the home – the areas where you’ll be spending a significant amount of time in. For example, instead of unpacking the pantry items and cleaning supplies, narrow in on the boxes for the living room, kitchen, and bedroom. And don’t just unpack them – set the rooms up before heading onto the other boxes. This allows you to unpack the rest of your belongings in a space that is a reflection of you and your family, as opposed to unpacking mundane items in an empty hallway.
Recreate the Scents and Sounds of Home
It’s funny how the scents and sounds of a house make it a home. If you’re a parent, you likely feel out of place anytime your kids are out of the house because it’s just too quiet. So, if things seem off in your new house, it could be that you haven’t added in the scents and sounds.
Hang the grandfather clock you’ve become accustomed to hearing every hour, burn some scents you used in your previous home, cook up a family favorite, and turn on some cartoons for the kids or the radio for yourself. This will instantly help your new house feel like home.
Add in The Comfy Elements
Even if your belongings are all unpacked, your new house may not feel like home until you’ve added in some warming elements. So, toss your fluffy throw blankets on the couch, hang some curtains, dim the lights, put out your clean bedding and get cozy. Set the thermostat to your ideal temperature, let some fresh air in, and turn on the fireplace HD channel on your television if you have to. Adding in warm, comfortable elements is the key to making any space feel like your own.
Bring in Some Fresh Flowers and Plants
An easy way to instantly bring life and personality into your new home is with flowers and plants. Take a trip to a nearby flower shop and purchase some bouquets for yourself, then head on over to the local department store for some household plants. Adding these little touches into the interior will make a huge impact on the overall appeal of the space. You might even meet some of your new neighbors as you’re exploring the shops
Invite Your Friends and Family Over
A home is not a home without the love of friends and family. So, invite your loved ones over to make this transition into your new house easier. Plus, you can always get them to help you unpack and organize!
And that’s how you make a new home your home.