How to Make a New Property Feel like Home

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If you have moved into a new house recently, it can sometimes feel like it does not have any soul or personality. You move in and the walls are bare and the floors are plain. Of course, you aren’t going to be living in an empty house (hopefully!) – but even when you add your own furniture, there can be a bit of a disconnect. This is natural when in a new place. However, it is also easy to overcome. Read on to discover some of the different ways you can make a new property feel like home.

Sort out your closet first – When unpacking, a lot of people tend to start with the big items in the communal areas. However, you should flip things on their head and go for your closet first. Why? Well, moving into a new home is frustrating enough without having to search high and low for something to wear. Once we are dressed to perfection, we feel like we have our life in order. This leaves us ready to tackle the day, and ready to transform our home into the perfect abode.

Focus on comfort – Somewhere feels homely when it is comfortable, and so this is what you really need to focus on. There are a number of different ways you can bring some more comfort to your new home. This includes layering with different textures, such as adding a rug and some scatter cushions to your living area. If you have a fireplace, you should definitely take advantage of this by getting some firewood. After all, does anything feel more snug and cosy than sitting by the fire? You can also add more comfort to your bedroom by buying some luxury bed sheets. It is little changes like this that make all of the difference.

Add your favourite scents – You know you are at home when somewhere smells like home! You probably have a smell that reminds you of your parent’s home or your grandparent’s house. Create this same feeling in your new house. No matter whether you love vanilla, mandarin, lavender, or any other scent, you should look for scented candles and oil diffusers that will add a stunning smell to your house. Perhaps you do not know what scents you like? Well, now is a good time to get experimenting!

Recreate sounds that make you feel at home – By now, you may have gathered that creating a homely vibe is all about engaging the scenes. It is not just about what you can see with your eyes. It is about what you feel, smell and hear too. A lot of people have sounds that remind them of home. Do you? Maybe you had a cuckoo clock that used to make a noise on the hour. This may be a small item, but it makes you feel at home because you have been so used to it.

Add photographs to your house – One of the main reasons why new properties don’t feel like home is because there is a lack of personalisation. This may have been what attracted you to the property in the first place. It was a blank canvas. You could envision yourself living in it. So, now that you are in it, you need to put those images into action. You need to surround yourself with photographs that are going to remind you of the happy memories you and your family have shared. There may even be some pictures that your children have drawn you or a special piece of artwork that someone has given to you. The more personal touches you can add around the home, the better. But don’t merely transfer the items you had in your old place to your new place. Have some new photographs printed? You want to give your house a fresh feel and create a new home for yourself, rather than just replicating the old one.

Choose a colour palette with care – Selecting a colour palette is often one of the most exciting aspects of choosing a new home for a lot of people. Make sure you select something that is soft and comforting. You may love the colour red, but do you really want to cover your walls with it? Too much of a harsh colour like this can be very aggravating. You will struggle to relax, and this will make you feel frustrated in your new property. Your home is meant to be a peaceful and serene sanctuary, so make sure you choose colours that allow it to be. Pastels and neutrals always work well in any home.

Don’t bring clutter with you – Last but not least, let’s end with one of the most common mistakes people make when they move home: they bring clutter with them. When moving home, this is your perfect opportunity to get rid of all of the things that you don’t need. This will leave you feeling revitalised and it will ensure that your new place does not end up being a heap of clutter. Just like harsh colours, clutter creates stress and makes people feel irritated. Make sure you banish it and don’t let it into your home!

Hopefully, you now feel more prepared for turning your new property into your home. This can take a bit of time, as you do need to settle in. However, if you follow the suggestions that have been provided above, you are bound to notice a considerable difference. You will feel more comfortable and at ease in your new place. Enjoy!

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