If you follow my blog on a regular basis, then you will know that recently my family and I moved to a new home. Anyone who’s ever moved house knows just how strange it is moving into somewhere new. It’s all yours, and yet, it doesn’t always feel like that at first. Despite having a new place to call home, your old house still feels more like home, as such.
The good news is that making your new property feel more personal doesn’t have to be a struggle. It’s just a case of making it look and feel more appealing to you and your family. To help you do that, below I thought I would share some ideas to inspire you.
Get creative and don’t be afraid to dream big
Think of your new home as a blank canvas. There is no limit to what you can do with the space. So before you start doing this, that and the other, sit down and think about what you want it to be like. Draw up a plan of how you would like your new home to be, taking into account the time and budget that you have to transform it. Your new home should be a space that you and your family love, so don’t rush the planning process. Get inspired and don’t be afraid to be creative and dream big.
Start with the walls
The best place to start is with the walls. What you are able to do with them will depend on the time that you have and the size of your budget. If you only have a small amount of time and no budget to work with, your best option is using wall art to change how they look. However, if time and money aren’t issues, then you could choose to repaint or hang new wallpaper on them. If this is the case, before you go DIY with this update, think about whether you have the skill to do so. Sometimes it’s best to use a professional service like PaintZen, to ensure that the work looks smart and professional. After all, there’s nothing worse than a slapdash paint job.
Incorporate the features that remind you of home
Is there a piece of wall art that always makes you feel at home or a clock that whenever you look at you feel safe? Whatever features make you feel safe and at home, make sure to incorporate into your new home. Whether it’s pieces of furniture, accessories, or anything else for that matter, make sure to incorporate them into your new home. If a piece doesn’t match the style, consider revamping it to make it match. Something that a lot of us overlook but can make a real difference to how at home we feel are scents. This might sound odd, but if there’s a certain scented candle or diffuser that you always have, getting one for your new home may make you feel more at ease.
So there you have it, the best ways to make your new home feel like the personal sanctuary that it should be.
** This was a contributed post.