5 Ways to Make Your House a Home You Love

When you move into a new home, you will probably feel excitement, but sometimes, it can feel like a huge, overwhelming change, as well. Making your new house a home takes time, but with these 5 ways to make your house a home you love, you will feel at-home in no time!

Check these tips out:

1. Change the paint color

Sometimes, a very small change (such as paint) can go a very long way. Paint can immediately change, improve, and open up a room. If your home has darker colors in it, painting over it with a lighter color, such as grey, white, or beige, can help open up your home and brighten it up, too. It can also help improve the mood. If you move into a home that feels gloomy, dark, or closed off, paint is the first improvement that I would do. It will instantly transform your home into a brighter space and it will make it feel more like YOUR home. Choose your favorite colors and work with them, to make it a space that you love!


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2. Move in your furniture

When you purchase a home, it is easy for it to feel stale. When the home is empty, or even once you first move in, it can feel like a strange place – a stranger’s home. But, when you bring in your furniture, that mood will immediately shift and you will begin to feel at home, in your own house.

3. Take your time

Renovating a house and making it a home is a costly and timely process and most people cannot do everything at once. The great part about taking your time is that it allows you to really find out what you want and need and the fun of making a house into a home will continue years into the process. I highly recommend making a list of projects that you want to tackle. Once you have a list, figure out what is most important to you and then work it all around your budget and finances. What can you do now? What can you do this year? What can you do next year? Don’t forget – more than likely, unexpected expenses will pop up along the way and you need to plan for those, as well. There is no rush! If you just moved in, take your time getting to know your home, coming up with a game plan, and figuring out the exact details when it comes to completing your project.

4. Don’t put life on the back burner

Remember not to put your life on the back burner just because you are working on your home. Even throughout the home buying and renovation process, you still need to focus on other necessary duties such as work, friends, and family. Plus, it will be good for you to get out and let loose a bit. Allowing your mind to relax and unwind is essential when it comes to buying a home and/or transforming a home because it can be a very stressful process. You cannot let your house work take over your life. Instead, make sure that you are focusing on the other important things in your life, especially when it comes to the people that you care about.

5. Fill your home with the ones you love

Nothing says home more than the people you have built one with. Spending time in your cozy abode with your significant other can make any living environment feel like a home. Inviting over other friends and family is a great way to share your home with others and create memories there that will make it feel like a special place to you. As they say – home is where the heart is!

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