Whether you’re buying a new home, or you just have, it can take a while to make your property feel like your own. If this is the case, you might be wondering how you can put your own stamp on it and make it feel like home. To help give you some inspiration, we’ve put together the following post listing some ideas on how you can make a house feel more homely and comforting, so you can be settled in no time. Keep reading to find out more.
One of the best ways to make your home feel more comforting and inviting is to add some warm lighting. This can be achieved in a number of different ways. For example, switching out bright white lightbulbs for warmer tones can make a room feel less harsh and clinical. Adding lamps so you can turn off the main lights in the evening makes a room feel far cosier and more relaxed. You can also use candles (real or LED) for extra cosiness too.
While there are benefits to leather or faux leather sofas, chairs, and stools, like easier upkeep and cleaning, soft furnishings can help to create a cosier feel. Leather chairs can be less comfortable on colder evenings and be more difficult to match colours and styles with the rest of your interior design.
Cushions And Blankets
You should also consider adding cushions and blankets to your seating areas. They not only make a space warmer and more comfortable but are a way for you to add extra tones and textures to a living space. Whether you prefer a chunky knit or luxurious silk, adding the tones and colours that show off your personal taste in décor is a great way to add style as well as comfort.
Photos And Artwork
Filling up empty wall space with pictures of loved ones, favourite places, and special memories is one of the best ways to make a new home feel like yours. Getting photos printed and framing them around your home will help you to really put a stamp on a house and make it feel like your own. You’ll make more memories in your new home over the years, which you can capture and add to them along the way too. Perhaps you have some favourite pieces of art that you’ve had for years, or that you’ve always wanted to be able to add to your own home. Featuring your favourite artwork around your house helps to bring your taste and style into your new space, at the same time as making a room look more lived in.
Plants And Flowers
For nature lovers, adding plants and flowers to a space can really help to liven it up and make it feel like a more comfortable space. Not only do plants make a lovely feature to accessorize your home, they also can help improve the air quality too. If you love the look of real plants but don’t want the upkeep and maintenance, then there are many realistic-looking fake plants available now on the market as an alternative.
Scents And Candles
If there is a particular scent that you love and associate with home, whether it be a spray, diffuser, or candle, then adding this around your new home is a sure-fire way to make it feel more familiar. Smell is psychologically a very powerful sense, so scents that make us feel comforted and relaxed are an incredibly effective way to help us feel more at ease in a new space, or like we’ve always lived there.
Display Your Hobbies
Whether you enjoy playing the piano or painting you own art in your spare time, featuring your hobbies visibly around your home is a fantastic way to make it immediately feel like yours. Guests will be able to learn more about you simply by looking around your home and you could even make a feature of your hobbies. For example, if music is your hobby, have some prints made of your favourite pieces of music as artwork. Or if you love reading, invest in some nice bookcases to showcase your favourite books.
Change Up The Colour Palette
When you move in, you may find that the style of the house isn’t to your liking. Or perhaps the walls have been left as neutral as possible for future owners. If so, have a think about what kinds of colours would suit your style and make you feel most at home. Do you like vibrancy and adding your own individual taste? Or do you prefer clean, white spaces that highlight natural lighting? There is no right answer to styling your home, you just have to make it feel like it’s right for you. It might take a few different colours and attempts with different shades before you find the right colour palette for you, so don’t be afraid to experiment with tester pots first.