This is a collaborative post.
Moving into a new place can be incredibly exciting. There’s nothing quite like getting to make a totally fresh start in a totally new place. Of course, this doesn’t mean that there aren’t also a lot of things about it that can be pretty difficult. Being in a new place can often be pretty scary. You might not know many people, you’ve lost that sense of familiarity you once had, and, often most difficult of all, you can end up in a house that doesn’t feel like home at all yet. There’s nothing quite like trying to feel comfortable in a place that doesn’t really feel like home yet. In order to prevent that from happening, here are a few ways to turn a new house into your new home.
Cover the walls
If you want to make your house feel like home, then there’s nothing better than putting your own mark on it. Rather than feeling as though you’re living in a blank property with no soul of its own, cover the walls in things that mean something to you. Pictures of your family and friends, art that you really love, mementos of times that you’ve had in the past. Not only is this a great way to make a room feel more exciting, but it lets you feel like you’re putting a part of yourself into it as well.
If a home is bland and boring, then you’re never going to be able to make the most of it. If you want to bring some visual interest into a room right away then making a statement with a bold piece of furniture is a great way to start. Whether it’s something like a vintage wooden dresser to use instead of boring storage solutions, or some David Gundry furniture to bring some much needed vibrancy and color into the room, giving any room a focal point with a piece of furniture is one of the best ways to go about it. The way a room is furnished is a big part of how it feels so being able to take charge of that is a great way to make a room feel more personal.
Books do furnish a room
That might be an old saying, but it’s definitely true. The wonderful thing about books is not just that they look fantastic on your shelves, but they also serve as incredibly personal mementos of where and when you first read them. Filling your home with books that mean something to you can be a wonderful way to bring aspects of your life into this new space. It’s like bringing a little bit of your past with you so that you can still feel at home, even when you’re somewhere totally new.
Of course, the very best way to turn a house into a home is to simply live in it. As time goes on, you’ll start to make memories, and your home will become as much of a part of your life as anything else.