It’s one thing to buy a house, but it’s another thing for it to be a home. How do you make your new house a home that feels like it’s perfect for you? Here are a few tips to help you create the perfect space for you and yours:
Use personal pictures
If you want to make your house a place that feels like it’s home, don’t hesitate to hang memories around your house. From trips with your loved ones to special moments with friends, it’s always a good idea to have pictures of people and times that make you happy. Get them printed on 16×20 canvas for a modern look that still showcases the personal memories that you adore.
Take your time shopping for furniture
You could go shopping and find all the looks from magazines. Or you could find the perfect option for your specific style so that when you walk into your house, you don’t feel like you’re walking into a department store.
Little, unique pieces that feel like you are the way to go when furnishing your home—even if it takes time to put all the pieces together. Go for comfort but also your own style as you shop around for your large pieces.
Get quirky with sentimental items
Say that you’ve been to Rome or Lago di Como, and you loved them. Perhaps you brought some souvenirs back. While many people think of souvenirs as a bit kitsch perhaps, the reality is that it doesn’t matter what people think.
If seeing those fridge magnets makes you happy, you get all those fridge magnets that you want. Plus, there are plenty of great items that you can buy on trips that will be beautiful in your home or as décor. There’s just something lovely about remembering the beautiful memories you have by the items in your home.
Buy art from people you know
If you want to have pieces of art in your home, you’ll find plenty everywhere you look. From department stores to art websites online, you can buy pieces from all over. But there’s just something uniquely special about buying art from people you know, whether that’s a friend, a local artist, or a family member.
Not only will you find some amazingly unique pieces to hang on your wall, but you can also feel warm inside every time that you look at it.
From throw pillows that were made for you to items for your kitchen with your name engraved on them, it’s lovely to add your personal touch to things in your home, so that your house feels 100% like your space. You can also be sure that no one else will have their home set up like yours.
When you take your time with finding unique pieces, you can set up a home with unique pieces that either mean something to you or make you feel something good. Creating a place that you love and that is so entirely you is the way to go with any home décor.
Making a house a home takes time, especially as the years pass and you add unique pieces that mean something to you and your family. These above-mentioned tips can help you get started on setting up a home that you’ll not only feel proud of but that you’ll feel comfortable living in.
From throw pillows to the pictures on the wall, make your home something that makes you feel good. That’s the end goal: to make a home that makes YOU love living there.