When you move into a new house, it can take a while before it feels like home. I know that when I moved house last summer, I felt like the house still belonged to the old owners. It was as if I could almost feel them wondering about – not a feeling you want when you move into a new place. Especially when, like me, you work from home and spend 24/7 there. The most important thing is to be happy with your new home and make it feel like it belongs to you. Of course, the question is, how you you get that feeling?
Adding accessories to a house can make it feel more homely. For instance, you may want to have a look at http://www.giftsfromhandpicked.co.uk/. There you will find home accessories like welcome mats. These could be the perfect accessory to give your house exterior a little character. You can buy them with charming pictures or messages on them. It could be just what you need to make your house feel like a home.
Alternately you may want to look for some accessories for the inside of your house. You may want to purchase some picture frames that you can fill with treasured memories. Or, you may just want to buy frames with prints already in them. Again, these type of accessories can give your house some much-needed warmth.
A Piece Of Furniture
When you move house, you probably won’t have a lot of money leftover to buy entire new sets of furniture. The hidden costs of moving might have bled your bank account dry. But, you can still buy just one piece of furniture. One piece that has style and feels modern. It should be a piece that says a lot about what you want your house to be and what you see it becoming. For instance, if it’s a place to bring family and friends, you might buy a coffee table for the living room. Or, it might be the new place to raise your children. If that’s the case, you could purchase a rocking chair for the conservatory. These little pieces of furniture will make your house feel like you belong there. Have a look at http://www.ourproperty.co.uk/guides/ to find out the essentials.
Make Your Mark
If you already have children, you may want to make your mark on the house to say this is the place they will grow. For instance, a popular choice is to start carving their heights into one of the door frames. That way, this house will always hold and show the memory of your children getting older. Don’t worry about a future sale. This type of damage is easy and cheap to repair. For now, let it remain as a symbol of the love and joy this new home will bring.
Throw A Party
Alternately perhaps it’s just you and your partner moving into the house. If that’s the case, why not throw a party, inviting neighbours and friends. That way, you will be able to welcome yourselves to the neighbourhood and get to know the people living nearby.
I hope you use these tips to make your new house feel like a new home.