A new house or apartment, rented or purchased, will feel different from your old home. That’s because it hasn’t played a part in helping you make those cherished memories. Not yet anyway.
So then you need to create an environment where your new space allows you to feel as though you were still home.
How do you make a new place feel like home?
Unpack in an organized manner
Arranging your new place will already be a tedious process so start from the very beginning and organize your tasks. Unpack each room one at a time. Do your own bedroom first so that when you feel tired, there’s a place you can retreat to.
Keep it organized and clean
It’s difficult to feel at home in a place that’s dirty or disorganized. Make sure that you keep your place clean, fresh, and free of clutter.
If you want to design your place in a way that’s going to make you feel at home, then it should be decluttered first. A clean space will allow you to design it the way you want.
A clean space will make you feel more relaxed and comfortable, which can then help you feel at home quicker.
Once you’ve made it clean, aim to keep it that way. Always wash your sheets and towels, mop your floors, and keep surfaces clean. Keeping your space clean will help make it worthy to be called home.
Put up items that remind you of home
Your new house may not feel the same as your old home. But it can still provide a kind of comfort when you place items that remind you of home.
It may be a piano, a music box, a painting, a couch, or your old bed. Whatever it is, it should be something that brings you a warm memory or could give you a warm feeling.
Hang art that you like
Your home will feel more “human” once you’ve placed art that you like. Art is more than just a decoration, it makes the place feel more alive. Adding life and color to the area.
The art that you like was made by a human being and you can sense the effort, time, and talent that went into making it. You’ll see the fingerprints, brushstrokes, or markings and it will remind you that it was a person who worked on the art.
Put some plants inside
Another way to bring life into your home is by getting a few indoor plants. Nature always has a way of stimulating our senses.
Plants are not only excellent for decorating a space, but they also help enhance your mood and create a home that’s soothing to be in.
If you’re working from home then plants will be helpful in improving your concentration and productivity as well as reduce stress levels and alleviate loneliness or depression.
Brighten up the place
There’s nothing that can make your living space feel less inviting than dark lighting. Adding extra light will help your space feel more relaxing, spacious, and homey.
Change your fluorescent lighting with warmer shades of yellow or a brighter color. You can install dimmer lights but make sure you can adjust the brightness so they can also go as bright as possible.
Make your space feel extra homey by adding candles and small lamps.
Have a housewarming party
If you just moved in then having a housewarming party should be on your agenda. Invite your friends and loved ones as having people you love in your home can bring a sense of familiarity to the place.
Create a Space Worthy to be Called Home
Your living space is more than just a place where you sleep or take a bath. It should make you feel relaxed, comfortable, and most importantly, should provide that feeling of warmth.
Surround yourself with things that you like and make you feel happy.
Only you know how to make your house feel like home because only you know what things truly make you feel safe, joyful, and secure.
You can start by following the tips listed above, and you’ll transform your new living space into a place you can call home.