When you move into a new house, even if it blew you away when you first saw it, it can be difficult to start thinking of it as a home; it can take a while to really get comfortable and make the place feel like your own.
If you’ve recently moved house and you want to make it feel more like home, here are a few things you can try:
Make a place for everything
This is particularly important if you’re a minimalist because having nowhere to safely store your stuff away can be really stressful. So, before you do anything else, ensure that you have enough storage space for the items you have deemed worthy to bring with you on your move. When there’s a place for everything, you can get organized and start to feel more like you’re living in your own home.
Make space that works for you
In a similar vein, ensuring that you make enough space in your new house for you and your family to do the things you love is really important. So, for example, if you spend a lot of time in the kitchen, you may want to think about kitchen remodeling, or if you love to spend time in nature, clearing the yard and doing a bit of landscaping would really help you to feel more at home too. The more space you have to be yourselves, the more like home your new house will feel.
Add some comfort
Even if you’re a minimalist who doesn’t believe in having too much extra stuff in your home, it’s important that you are able to make your house feel as cozy and comfortable as possible on your own terms. This could be as simple as placing a big Persian rug in the middle of the room or you may want to go the whole hog with big stuffed couches, cushions, throws… ad well you get the idea. Do whatever will make your family feel the most comfortable and start loving your new house.
Add something meaningful
This could be a whole gallery wall of personal photos that remind you of good times or a single work of art that you’re had commissioned that is meaningful to your family – it doesn’t matter what it is as long as, whenever you look at it, you are reminded of fun, family and happiness it will do the trick better than almost anything else.
Bring nature in
It’s really important to maintain your connection to nature, and having things like plants and flowers in the home has been proven to calm the mind and help to relieve stress, tension, and anxiety, so once you’ve got everything else sorted, be sure to bring some greenery into as many rooms of your home as you can. If you aren’t exactly green-fingered, succulents are typically easy to look after and they can really cheer the place up too.
Turning your house into a home is easier than you think and your whole family will reap the benefits!