You may have just bought a new house, but that doesn’t mean that it feels like home…yet. But you don’t want to go back every day to this new house that you just put down a mortgage or rent on only for it to not feel like at home at all.
The good news is that there is an abundance of ways that you can turn to in order to make your new house feel more like home in no time.
Don’t believe us? Read on.
Here are the most helpful tips for turning your new house into a place that truly feels like home:
Get Everything Clean and Organized
First and foremost, there is nothing that will make your house feel more like home than having it cleaned out and organized. A dirty house or one that is cluttered, especially if you just moved in, is simply not going to feel like home no matter what. Just take a day, or a weekend, to do vacuuming, mirror cleaning, and arranging everything to be just the way you like it.
Install New Natural Stone Countertops
New natural stone countertops in the master bathroom and kitchen will help give your home a more modern look. Furthermore, natural stone countertops such as marble are among the most durable countertops in existence. On top of that marble is also relatively inexpensive, costing around sixty dollars per square foot on average, so it can be a great investment to improve the look and value of your new house…and get it feeling more like home.
Change The Window Coverings
When you move into a new house, chances are pretty good that the window coverings are going to be something simple and boring like Venetian blinds. Why no replace them with curtains with complementary and attractive colors?
Why have bare walls all over your home when you can have artwork that you enjoy having? At the very least, art will give your rooms more personality, and therefore make them feel more homey.
Add Family Photos
Even if there are not any art pieces that you particularly like, or if there are not any art pieces that will make your house feel more homey, there’s no doubt that adding family photos to your walls will succeed at the task. Granted, you don’t need to have photos in each and every room (because doing so can make your home feel cluttered), but having them in the living and family rooms especially will be very beneficial.
As an alternative or addition to art and family photos, you can also add your own plants as well. Beyond that, plants can also greatly improve the air quality in your home as well. If anything, you should be having plants of some kind in each and every room. Plants will create a lusher and lively feel to your house.
On the subject of air quality, a musty smell to your house is not going to make it feel (or smell) like home at all. You can install air filters in your home to help clean out the air as much as possible, and you can also have incenses and scented candles burning in each room as well.
Make Your Master Bedroom as Cozy as Possible
The master bedroom is arguably the most essential room in your house to make it feel homey. Your bed should be as comfortable and cozy as possible, which you can accomplish with new mattresses and blankets, and if anything the artworks that you enjoy the most should be hunt up in this room.
Get Your Entertainment Center Going
When you come back home after a long day of work, where is the room that you are more likely to crash before you hit the hay? That’s right the entertainment center, where you can watch TV or a movie and just kick back and relax while snacking on a pizza. Setting up your flat screen TV and plush leather sofas will no doubt create a very relaxing experience that you can look forward to each and every day.
Last but not least, you can also get your house feeling homey if you invite guests over, such as friend and family BBQ’s. This way, you will create experiences in the house of it being your home, which will undoubtedly get it feeling homey.
By following each of the above tips, or even just a handful of them, you can get your house looking and feeling like home in no time. And remember that no matter what, your new house is most likely not going to feel like home right away. It’s going to take time to get adjusted to it before you really begin to enjoy living there.