Buying a home is a LOT of work. The last thing you want to do after the effort and stress, is actually move. The stressful few month process is so hard, but is also super rewarding! Once everything is painted, decorated, all this effort will finally feel like home. It is hard to get it to that point though. Here are a few tips and steps to make your house feel like your new sanctuary sooner than later.
Work on your bedroom first
They say the kitchen is the heart of the home, which is true, it it isn’t where you go to escape from the rest of the world. Having a peaceful place to call your sanctuary after unpacking, reorganizing, and probably lots of painting. It may be tempting to work on other parts of the house first, but for your mental health and happiness, work on your space first.
Organize right away
A new space is the perfect time to choose the ‘home’ for all your items. Figure out how you want your closets, kitchen, and tv set up first. If you just throw things in piles, it’ll take a long time to get to them again. Do it right the first time so you don’t have to go back later and reorganize.
Host a casual pot luck
Nothing makes a house feel more like a home than having friends over! Once you’re a bit more settled in, using your kitchen to make a small meal for friends and family is a perfect way to start feeling like you’re home. Nothing is better than eating with the ones you love.
Bring on the house plants
House plants are a great way to make a space feel more homey. Decorative baskets and pots can change the feel of any space, and the purified air they bring is a great help too. House plants are proven to bring relaxation. Just make sure you note the correct care and light for whatever plants you choose!
Choose artwork that brings you happiness
Whether it be family photos, Picasso, nature photography, or your child’s crayon drawing, art is a great way to personalize a space. Nothing brings you more comfort than decorating your place the way that feels like you.