Make Your House More Homey
Moving into a new home can be tough, and sometimes it takes time to get used to it. If this feeling has persisted for a long time, you should do something about it ASAP. As our home is where we spend most of our free time, it should be our oasis of peace. A house becomes a home when you feel warm, happy, and relaxed in it, so think about how to achieve that. Making your home cozy should be your priority after unpacking all the boxes. It will help give you reassurance and joy. Take a look at the ways you can make your home feel homier after moving and the top housewarming gifts to boost your home décor.
1. Start By Cleaning It Thoroughly
Moving either into a newly built or remodeled home usually means a lot of dirt and dust which needs to be cleaned up. Even if they had cleaned your new home right before you moved in, with all your boxes, things, and clutter, you’re easily going to make a mess. That’s why it’s essential to clean the entire house. It’s the first step in making it your home because nobody would feel at home in a dirty and dusty residence. Do it thoroughly, meaning empty all the drawers and dust the shelves before mopping the floors and wiping windows.
2. Stay Organized
While you’re unpacking, think about your things and where to place them. Don’t rush getting your stuff out of the boxes and just putting them somewhere, anywhere. Start with cleaning the closets and arranging your clothes neatly. If you see the need for some furniture item or storage feature, search for it online and purchase it so you can make everything fit in perfectly after moving. You can take a look online for some house organizing hacks – luckily, there are plenty of them. If this is too challenging for you, you can always hire a professional to help you out.
3. Add Elements Of Nature
The connection to nature is crucial in making your new home feel like home. So, once you’ve set up most of your things, it’s time for plant and flower shopping. Greenery in our house makes us feel less stressed and more relaxed. It also purifies the air and transforms carbon dioxide into oxygen. So plants bring us many benefits.
On the other hand, if you’re blessed with a yard or garden, use it by all means. You can plant some trees, shrubs, plants, and flowers to make your garden more appealing. And if you want to make it functional and practical, you can think about planting a hydroponic tower garden – it will bring you some fresh produce besides looking green and luscious.
4. Put Books On Shelves
Unpacking and setting up is not over until you’ve arranged your books on shelves. Filling your shelves with books makes your home feel more inviting. However, you can’t organize them without a plan. You should carefully think about how to group them. For example, you can sort them alphabetically by color, height, or size or you can separate them by author. Whatever works for you.
5. Hang Art and Cherished Memories
This is usually one of the last steps when moving into a new home. And actually, a house doesn’t feel like home until you’ve hung art and some family photos. That is essential, as some research shows artwork can reduce stress, just by looking at it. It is also a way to add your personal touch and character to your new home. Don’t forget to add some personal, cherished memories in the form of family photos. The key is surrounding yourself with things that make you feel good to capture that feeling of a home. And it makes sense.
6. Add Light
There’s nothing worse than insufficient lighting that can ruin the feeling of a home. Make sure that your light fixtures are white or yellow, as these colors promote relaxation. Any home can be made even homier by adding some additional light such as string lights, lamps, candles and lanterns. Dimmers are a nice touch as you can control the light with them and set a certain mood in your home.
We wrongly assume that after moving, when we unpack our stuff we’re done, but actually the harder part comes after that, and it concerns the process of making a house into a warm, cozy, welcoming home. With these few simple everyday tips, we’re sure you’ll manage to make your home feel like home in no time.
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