How to Make Your New House Feel Like a Home

Feel Right at Home in Your New House

For most folks making their house feel like a home is a top priority. No matter how old you are, where you live, and how much living space you have – as long as your home feels like a home, you’re at the right place. Unfortunately, this is a state not everyone can reach, and it’s definitely something you have to work on.

This is particularly important when you’re moving to a new place, especially as a first-time buyer who has never purchased a home before. At that moment, turning this empty space into a real home where you can feel good and relaxed is the most important thing in the world.

In fact, it is a top priority after moving to get settled right away. If you too are trying to do the same thing, here’s what you can do.

Follow these tips for making your house go from a structure to heart felt home!

How to Make Your House Feel Like HomeFind the right home

This doesn’t sound like the most important thing in the world but making sure you’ve picked the right place is actually quite crucial. In order to feel good at your home, you need to move into the right place first. This is a long, boring, and tiring process, but you still need to do it. That’s why the process of turning your house into a home starts even before moving in.

When moving to a new place, there are lots of things you need to take into consideration. Start by insisting on the right location, and making sure you’re close to parks, shops, schools, cafés, restaurants, and other important things.

Also, check the size of the place, and make sure it’s big enough for you and your family. If you live alone, you don’t need to look for a massive property, but that’s not the case if you have a family. Every member of your family needs their own space, and only a house that’s big enough can become the right home for your family.

Fixer-upper or move-in ready?

Depending on their monthly budget and overall financial situation, people can choose between a home that’s brand new or one that requires some remodeling. While fixer-uppers are generally much more affordable, and you can get more space for less money, they’re not exactly new. This could mean you’ll have to invest a considerable amount of time and money into making sure they’re livable, and that’s never good from a time standpoint.

This is why opting for a move-in ready house is a much better option. You may not get all the space you want or will have to spend a bit more money, but you’d at least get a house you can move in right away.

Even if there’s no furniture, purchasing it is still better than having to tear down walls, renovate the bathroom, or fix the roof. A move-in ready house can be spiced up more easily, and you can start turning it into a home right away.

Get some new furniture

Once you’ve made sure you’ve picked the absolutely perfect home for you and your family, it’s time to start furnishing it. Even though most people don’t pay that much attention to the furniture, and are quite happy with whatever they’ve got, not all furniture is the same. This is what will define your living space, make it cozy, comfortable, and visually appealing, ultimately turning it into a real home.

With so many different options out there, you have to be very careful when picking it. Most new homeowners believe that finding furniture that will tick all their boxes is impossible, but that’s not really the case. For instance, those fresh collections on sites like King Living show us that your furniture can look amazing and still be functional and cozy. This is important for all new homeowners, no matter how big their home is and how many people there are in their family. Just pay close attention to the furniture you’re choosing, and try to opt for pieces that are versatile, durable, and look stunning.

Find the right layout

After picking the right furniture, you need to start arranging it in the right way. Finding the right layout could take some time, especially if you’ve never done this before, but there’s one good thing about it. You can arrange and rearrange your furniture as often as you want! After all, this is your living space, and you’re supposed to make it work for you as much as possible.

Finding the right layout will depend on the way you and your family live. If you were particularly happy with the layout in your own place, just try to replicate it. Creating a similar style and doing things that you’re used to will make your transition to a new place easier and nicer. On the other hand, if you want something new, don’t be afraid to experiment and find a new layout. Approach this process as a game, and try to be as successful as possible.

Unpack your possessions

Now that you’ve taken care of these preparatory steps, it’s time to finally move in and start unpacking. If you’ve paid attention to the way you were packing your items when moving out of your previous place, you’ll probably be able to unpack rather quickly too. You already know where everything is, and it’s all a matter of retracing your steps.

The unpacking process might take some time and turn out to be rather exhausting, but that’s something you simply have to do. If you manage to stay organized and know what you’re supposed to do, you’ll be able to complete the process in no time at all. Start with the furniture and kitchen appliances, move to your clothes and books, and finish with the décor. Now that all your possessions are with you again, your new place will start feeling and looking like a home in no time at all.

In the end, all that’s left to do is decorate your new home. Again, think back to your previous place, think what you loved there, and replicate these things. Avoid too much clutter and keep things as simple as possible. Let other members of your family decorate their own rooms, and help your kids fall in love with space. This is the only way to make your new house a home that you’ve going to enjoy in the years.

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Lillian ConnorsAbout the author: The above article on how to make a new house feel like a home was written by Lillian Connors.

If one thing is true about Lillian Connors, her mind is utterly curious. That’s why she can’t resist the urge to embark on a myriad of home improvement/DIY projects and spread the word about them.
She’s also genuinely into green practices, cherishing the notion that sustainable housing and gardening will not only make us far less dependent on others regarding the dwellings we inhabit and what we eat, but also contribute to our planet being a better place to live on.