A house is always going to be one of the most expensive purchases you make in your lifetime. That’s a fact. So no doubt the moment all the paperwork is done, the money is transferred and you have the keys in your hand, your mind is a buzz with ideas on how you are going to put your own stamp on the place. Making a house a home is far more simpler than we realise, and too often we can over complicate things. I wanted to share with you the tip tips to help you achieve this sooner rather than later.
Add a warmth element
When you first step foot into a house, it can feel cold, especially when it is empty, so a good idea is to consider adding warm elements to your home. One of the key ways to do this is with something like electric fires in the living areas. This can make a room feel cozy and inviting. You might also want to consider warmer tones in your colour choices, and adding accessories that are inviting such as blankets and cushions. If a house feels warm, then it can instantly feel inviting and ensure that your house feels more like a home, that it is lived in and loved.
Add some personal touches
Personality is key and what better way to do that that to add personal elements and touches to your decor. After all, it is your home, so why shouldn’t you display wonderful pictures of your and the family? Whether you choose to add being pictures on the walls or place lots of photograph and frames around your home, adding a personal touch to your house can make it feel like your home. Not just for you, but for anyone who enters it.
Don’t be afraid to express your personality
On another note when it comes to personality, then don’t be afraid to add the things you love. You could start with colour. Some people choose to leave the walls a more neutral colour but this gives you the chance to really jazz things up and add colour through accessories and what you put into different rooms in your home. Personality can also shine through artwork, through your choice of furniture and even through a theme for your home if you decide to have one.
Make the house adaptable to you and your lifestyle
This is your home, so don’t be afraid to add bits to it that are going to make your life easier. Storage can be huge for some people, especially if you have a family or you prefer a more minimal look. When designing things such as a kitchen or even something smaller like under stairs storage, don’t be afraid to personalise it to what you need it for. If you want a kitchen cupboard dedicated to cleaning products have one, if your under stairs storage needs to be designed specific to house your shoes then go for it. Your house will become a home, once you add your thoughts and touches to it. After all, it needs to work for you.
I hope that these tips help you to make your house a home.